Kit L. Szybala is a Partner and the Executive Director of Operations at GMA. Mr. Szybala oversees the output and quality of GMA’s feasibility studies, due diligence assignments, strategic planning assessments, and market assessments.
While at GMA, Kit has created over 150 robust financial models in various markets globally. As a part of completing these financial models, he has evaluated over 300 casinos and integrated resorts. Mr. Szybala has written a multitude of extensive, analytical reports, including feasibility studies, impact and cannibalization studies, gaming market assessments, hotel market assessments, non-gaming amenity analyses, and strategic planning assessments.
Kit has in-depth experience in various markets with broad knowledge of markets in the United States, Canada, India, Japan, and Australia. Recently, he completed a white paper entitled “Gaming in India: An Evaluation of the Market’s Potential” and assisted in the completion of the white paper entitled “Japan Integrated Resorts.”
Mr. Szybala is a visiting lecturer on casino feasibility analysis at the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Continuing Education. He is a periodic contributor to Global Gaming Business Magazine and Asia Gaming Brief and is often referenced for market insights in gaming industry articles. Kit frequently participates on panels and presents at industry conferences, seminars, and events, including ICE Totally Gaming and Sports Betting and Gaming India.
He began his career in hospitality working with Vail Resorts as a member of the Vail Resorts College Program. This program gave him valuable insight into hospitality management and operations by giving him various opportunities to meet with chief members of resort management. It also afforded him the opportunity to work in several different capacities for the corporation, giving him the opportunity to understand the intricacies of resort operations.
Kit graduated from Southern Methodist University as a Hunt Leadership Scholar with a B.B.A. in Finance, B.A. in International Studies – European Concentration, and minor in History.