I’m Robert DelRossi, a New England transplant currently working in the gaming industry (as in casinos, not Xbox) and based in Las Vegas, Nevada. My first job after graduating from Boston University was as a computer programmer. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some very smart people in my career. I’ve been in executive management roles in technical firms since 1996. My current role is as a Chief Operating Officer, which encompasses so much of what happens in our business day to day. But I’ve never really left technology too far behind in all I do and all I think about.
From 1996 to 2002 I had the great fortune to work at TurboPower Software Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I’m especially proud to have been its president from 1998 to 2002. TurboPower built tools for programmers and our products won lots of awards and yielded us many happy customers around the world.
In 2002 I entered the casino gaming industry, becoming Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with Aristocrat Leisure Limited, an Australian-based company that was, at that time, the 2nd-largest manufacturer of gaming equipment (like slot machines and table games) as well as back-office systems technology. As at TurboPower, I worked with some marvelously talented and wonderful people at Aristocrat offices around the world.
In 2007 I became Chief Operating Officer at Rocket Gaming Systems in Las Vegas, a manufacturer committed to the very best gaming technology specifically for casinos owned and operated by Native American tribes.
Apart from work I have some fairly varied interests. I write about them here. But it’s hard to put a neat bow around them with a tidy description. Here you’ll find articles and links to things I find interesting about:
- Management and Leadership
- Technology and Gadgets
- Psychology and Ethics
- Food, Cooking, and Health
- Music (of all kinds) and the Business of Radio
- Major League Baseball and, in particular, the Boston Red Sox
- Books and Reading
- Language and Writing
- The application of technology to all my interests
- And that loveliest of catch-alls, “Things I find interesting”
Everything you find here reflects my thoughts and can in no way be attributed to my employers, family, friends, or anyone else.
Happy to hear your thoughts, though I certainly can’t assure you of a reply. You can email me at rdr at robertdelrossi dot com.
I love Twitter. You can find me there as @rdelrossi. During the Major League Baseball season I tweet liberally about the sport and, in particular about Red Sox Nation as @RSNStats. I post longer-form content for Red Sox fans like myself on the rsnstats.com web site.
While this site and Twitter constitute my primary social media outreach, I maintain a sporadically active profile on LinkedIn, though mostly focused on business issues as befits that site. To a far lesser degree I’m on Facebook and Google+, the value for neither of which I can claim to fully understand. I use LinkedIn to stay in contact with business contacts and to post the things I think that circle of acquaintances might appreciate.
I am experimenting with some limited advertising on this site, in large part for the pleasure of understanding how this technology works. I intend to use any advertising minimally and in such way that, I hope, it will not detract any value from my content.
When I post links to product pages on Amazon or on the iTunes App Store, my links may include a referral code so that when products are purchased after clicking on the link, I may receive a small percentage of the sale. While the amount that I receive is small, it does help to defray some of the cost of maintaining this site, and gives me a small vested interest in having my readers purchase products using these links.
The fact that I might receive this form compensation does not, in my view, affect what I say or do not say on my website. This is kind of a “chicken and egg” situation. I’ve posted these recommendations to products based on what I like; I am not posting links to things I do not like in order to earn a few cents in compensation. If you don’t care for this arrangement, just skip the links and shop on your own.