Management Team

John Farahi

John Farahi
Chief Executive Officer

John Farahi has been Co-Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since its inception, and of Golden Road since June 1993. From 1973 until June 1993, Mr. Farahi was President, Director, and General Manager of Golden Road. Mr. Farahi is a partner in Farahi Investment Company ("FIC") which is engaged in real estate investment and development. Mr. Farahi served on the Washoe County Airport Authority as a Trustee from July 1997 until June 2005. Mr. Farahi is a former member of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and is presently a Board Member of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors' Authority. Mr. Farahi holds a political science degree from the California State University, Hayward.

Darlyne Sullivan

Darlyne Sullivan
Chief Product and Service Officer

Darlyne Sullivan has been the Chief Product and Service Officer since 2015. Ms. Sullivan most recently held the position of General Manager of Atlantis since February 2006. From June 1993 until 2004, Mrs. Sullivan held the positions of Executive Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Assistant General Manager of Atlantis. Mrs. Sullivan has held positions including Assistant General Manager/Director of Sales and Marketing, Reservations and Sales Manager, Front Desk Manager, Hotel Manager and Assistant Hotel Manager for Atlantis from May 1977 through June 1993.

Cheraz Ecker

Cheraz Ecker
General Manager, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Reno

Cheraz Ecker joined Atlantis Casino Resort Spa as General Manager in 2015. Ms. Ecker worked in several positions within Mirage Resorts - Golden Nugget, Las Vegas Sand's -Venetian, Palazzo Casino Resorts and Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. After the unprecedented opening of Marina Bay Sands, Ms. Ecker joined Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in Washington, DC. Ms. Ecker was instrumental in leading the successful merger of all Gaylord properties with Marriott. Most recently, Ms. Ecker was the General Manager for Loews Madison Hotel. Ms. Ecker attended UNLV and graduated with honors majoring in hospitality and psychology. Ms. Ecker is a member of SKAL International and several hospitality organizations. Ms. Ecker joined the board of directors for the Nevada Hotel Lodging Association and was recently awarded Hotelier of the Year.