Board of Directors
Committee: Audit Committee
James Freeman, is a non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He was appointed on March 6, 2019, resigned on June 27, 2019 and was re-appointed as a non-executive Director on August 1, 2019 and as member of the Audit Committee on November 1, 2019. Mr. Freeman joined MGM Resorts International in March 2010 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Capital Markets and Strategy. Mr. Freeman’s role with MGM Resorts International is to reshape the company’s balance sheet through his leadership of debt and equity capital raising activities. In addition, Mr. Freeman assists with strategic planning, market analysis and strategic development. Mr. Freeman also serves as the lead, from a financial perspective, on merger and acquisition activity and continues to be active in special projects. Since joining the company, Mr. Freeman has overseen significant capital markets transactions for MGM Resorts International and its subsidiaries including the initial public offering of the Company, the initial public offering of MGM Growth Properties LLC, and the US$2.0 billion refinancing of CityCenter Holdings LLC, a 50% venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development Corp. Prior to joining MGM Resorts International, Mr. Freeman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fontainebleau Resorts. Prior to that, Mr. Freeman served as an Investment Banking Principal at Banc of America Securities. In this role, he executed significant debt and equity transactions for clients in the gaming, lodging and leisure industries. Mr. Freeman’s experience includes a broad range of financial execution including project finance, acquisition finance, bank syndications, high yield offerings, convertible debt offerings and initial public offerings. Mr. Freeman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and his Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.