Bill Paulos, Co-Founder
Bill Paulos is a visionary in the gaming and hospitality industry. He has spent his 30+ year career building and managing hotel and casino properties across Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pennsylvania and Melbourne, Australia, including being the architect of Las Vegas’ new four corners with the building and opening of Excalibur and Luxor, and the establishment of Cannery Casino Resorts LLC and its Pennsylvania and Las Vegas properties.
Paulos brings his decades of experience in the gaming and hospitality industries to Engaged Nation, with a unique understanding of the challenges casinos face in acquiring and engaging customers. His progressive and analytic thinking has been the inspiration behind the company’s groundbreaking gameology marketing platform.
Paulos earned his Bachelor of Science degree in hotel administration from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1969 and is a member of UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration first graduating class.
Jerry Epstein, CEO
Jerry Epstein is a recognized leader in marketing communications, spending three decades leading companies with innovative strategies for brand development, new product launches and marketing communications. His out-of-the-box approach and marketing “firsts” have been instrumental in the development and implementation of products, brands and programs that successfully launched new concepts, corporations and industries worldwide.
A pioneer in developing innovative marketing solutions for the gaming and tourism industries, Epstein developed the positioning for the new four corners in Las Vegas. He has consulted with more than 10 major Las Vegas casino properties, including Excalibur Casino & Hotel and Luxor Casino & Hotel, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and New York-New York Hotel & Casino.
Tony Pulicella, CMO
Serving as Chief Marketing Officer for Engaged Nation, Tony is responsible for managing all marketing initiatives for the company. Tony brings a wealth of marketing and advertising expertise from his diversified background. He served as the Director of Marketing for Globalstar, Inc. a major global satellite communications company, where he spearheaded simultaneous go-to-market international strategies.
Tony also spent ten years as the Managing Director of a full-service marketing and advertising agency located in Portland, OR where he earned 36 international awards for advertising and marketing excellence, including five “Tellys” and three “Summit Creatives” accolades. Pulicella has also worked with some of the world’s best-known brands, including Toyota, Jaguar, Starbucks, Red Bull, Nike, Paul Mitchell Hair Care, Sony, and the Miller Brewing Company.
Michael Paulos, COO
As Chief Operating Officer of Engaged Nation, Michael Paulos is responsible for the development and execution of the overall business development strategy. His responsibilities include guiding strategic partnerships and leading the global business development team as well as directing the day-to-day operations. Michael’s combined strengths and experience in marketing, business development, gaming and management serve to ensure success in his role as COO.
Before joining Engaged Nation, Michael served as Director of Business Development for Viz Explorer, traveling extensively throughout the United States and globally to facilitate the growth of the company. His proven track record and accomplishments have secured his place as an innovative marketing leader and business developer in the gaming industry.
Michael holds a dual BS degree from UNLV in Casino Management and Physical Education.
Brady Beutler, CIO
Brady has more than 20 years of technical expertise ranging from coding to systems development and implementation. During his time as President & C.E.O. of SubStorm, Inc., Brady architected and maintained a local Network Operation Center housing 300+ clients. He worked on custom enterprise projects including video streaming services and point-to-point wireless infrastructures. His background in cyber-security was instrumental for all aspects of his job. He continues to uphold this tradition of excellence in the technological solutions he provides to the clients of Engaged Nation.
Matthew Kosolofski, CSA
As Chief Software Architect, Matthew brings over 12 years of experience designing and implementing high traffic, scalable software solutions. His personal commitment to stay on the leading edge within the software development community ensures that our platforms are pushed to their limits of performance, stability and innovation. His extensive experience and history of working with teams of various sizes plays a strong factor in our development strategies and processes.
Matthew obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology in 2001 and has since developed hardware and software solutions in a variety of industries. These industries have lead him to known companies such as iStock (stock photography), Firemaster (oil and gas safety) and PartnerWeekly (loan brokerage and analytical systems). We are thrilled that Matthew has joined our team and brought his tested expertise to the gamification industry.
Sally Bernard, VP Business Development
Sally is a 21-year gaming industry professional, most recently as the Director of Sales – Western Region for DiTRONICS Financial Services, LLC a major casino multi-service kiosk manufacturer where she was responsible for accounts in CA, NV, AZ, NM, CO, WA, OR, ID, MT and WY. Prior to DiTRONIC, Bernard was a Senior Account Executive for Konami Gaming, Inc. where she produced over $17 million in new revenue.
Sally’s extensive gaming industry sales experience includes tenure as a Senior Account Executive at IGT, Product Director for Compudigm International, Ltd. and multiple positions at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, one of the biggest casino resorts in the world. Sally is a native of Australia, but a permanent resident of Las Vegas since 2001.
Raquel Rodriguez, Director of Client Services
Raquel Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the gaming industry as a casino marketing executive. As a hands-on tactical marketer, Raquel understands the challenges of day-to-day operations in a property, as well as the psychology of the players and the ingredients to motivate them. She has worked in local, regional and destination properties, such as United Coin Machine Company, a statewide slot route operator in Nevada, Colorado Belle and Edgewater Casinos in Laughlin, Nevada, and the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada, where she demonstrated success in program development, database management and revenue growth.