[UPDATED December 8: Wynn Resorts issued the following statement about Sean Christie’s departure, “For more than a decade Sean Christie was a valuable team member and we are greatly appreciative of his contributions. We wish him the very best in his new endeavor.”]
Multiple sources have confirmed that Sean Christie, Wynn Resorts’ executive vice president of business development—a nightlife industry heavy hitter who made the leap into hotel operations—has resigned from his position. Vegas Seven contacted Wynn Resorts for a statement late Wednesday night, but as of the first publication of this story no official comment has been made regarding his departure.
A quick scan of Christie’s LinkedIn profile lists his job with Wynn Resorts as culminating in December 2017.
Word on the street is that Christie has taken a major corporate role with another hotel-casino company on the Strip and that his new title and position will be announced early next year.
Christie, originally from Boston, is the former managing partner of The Light Group, after which he started his own company, Las Vegas Nightlife Group. In 2007, Christie opened Blush Boutique Nightclub in Wynn, its success catapulting a decade-plus-long relationship with the resort. In 2015, he was promoted to vice president of operations and, in 2016, COO of Wynn Las Vegas.
Christie launched many landmark Las Vegas experiences during his tenure with the company including Encore Beach Club, Surrender Nightclub, Encore Players Club and Intrigue Nightclub, as well as numerous film and television shoots, DJ residencies and album recordings, all of which have placed the Wynn brand top-of-mind in popular culture.