Position: Managing Director, Head of Gaming, Investment Banking at Jefferies

Andrew S. Zarnett currently serves as Head of Gaming Investment Banking for Jefferies. Prior to that, he was Deutsche Bank’s Gaming, Lodging, and Leisure High Yield Debt Analyst, Co-Head of High Yield Research and a member of the Executive Committee of the Leverage Debt Group. Previously, from 1996 – 1999 he was the Senior Gaming Equity Analyst, Gaming, Lodging and Leisure at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., Inc. where he also served as a member of the Board of Directors. Before joining Ladenburg Thalmann, Mr. Zarnett was the Assistant to the Chairman, Furman Selz, LLC. Mr. Zarnett is frequently quoted in both the trade and national press, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He has been a member of the Board of the American Gaming Association and the National Center for Responsible Gaming. He has been a panelist at many trade events including G2E, G2E Asia, IHRSA, and iGaming Supershow. He was also a lecturer at the University of Nevada Reno Annual Executive Development Program for Senior Level Casino Executives.

In 1985 Mr. Zarnett received a BA degree in Economics from York University. In 1988 Mr. Zarnett received his MBA in Finance, from Babson College.

Further in 2002, 2003 and 2004, Mr. Zarnett was named to the Institutional Investor All Star Team. And in 2005, Zarnett was awarded the #1 Institutional Investor All Star Team covering gaming and lodging.