July 28, 2023 3 min read


MGM Resorts International Hires Daniel Yang

Joining the company's C-suite, the seasoned executive was appointed to the role of chief customer and innovation officer

Global gaming and entertainment company MGM Resorts International announced a new appointment strengthening its senior-level team. The company confirmed Thursday that it hired Daniel Yang, a seasoned expert with experience in multiple industries, to the role of chief customer and innovation officer. Becoming a part of MGM Resorts’ C-suite, he will help advance the growth and spearhead the efforts of the company’s global consumer success strategy.

In his new role, Yang will also focus on boosting profitability and growth on the “intersection of digital technology and the guest experience,” reveals MGM Resorts. Leveraging extensive knowledge and experience within different commercial sectors, Yang will play an important role in the future expansion of the company.

The new chief customer and innovation officer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Overall, Yang has a strong understanding of executing corporate strategies and long-term planning. Before becoming a part of MGM Resorts’ senior-level team, he held a chief strategy officer role with the leading gaming company, Aristocrat Leisure Limited. During that time, Yang oversaw strategic processes related to planning, corporate development and the execution of corporate strategies.

Additionally, his professional background includes senior-level roles with Viacom (currently Paramount). Yang is the co-founder and CEO of a mobile gaming startup and his extensive experience includes a strategy consultant role with Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Yang, Excited to Join MGM Resorts

Sharing his excitement, Yang said that he is delighted to join MGM Resorts at such an important moment in its growth. He acknowledged the importance of the company’s digital services and products that help deliver elevated experiences within different channels.

The new chief customer and innovation officer added: “The company and its leaders are driven to position MGM Resorts as the world’s premier gaming entertainment company, and the destination of choice for all their customer segments.” Finally, Yang said that he is looking forward to collaborating with his new colleagues at MGM Resorts and helping propel the company’s growth.

Dan is a progressive, strategic thinker with a wealth of industry experience leveraging technology and digital strategies to enhance the guest experience in a truly meaningful and differentiating way.

Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and president of MGM Resorts International

Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ CEO and president, added that Yang brings a wealth of industry experience. Moreover, he said that the new chief customer and innovation officer will play a key role in elevating the guest experience for the company’s customers.

Hornbuckle predicted that Yang’s efforts will power the company’s growth and development of products. Finally, he welcomed the new executive to MGM’s growing leadership team.


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