Becky Wanta

Becky Wanta

Becky Wanta, Executiver Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this

role, Becky is responsible for the transformation of the Information Technology

Division into a front-end competitive advantage; inculcation of innovation to

examine and execute new revenue lines and continuous review and examination

of business verticals to streamline and optimize operations. Prior to accepting

her role at Pacific Compensation Insurance Company, Becky was CEO &

President of her own consulting practice, RSW1C, focused on partnering with

Fortune 50+ companies as either their retained Senior IT Executive/CIO or

consultant to transform their IT organizations and strategy and deliver IT as both

the valued strategic business innovative partner and the enabler to game

changing their respective business/markets. To maintain her technology

currency, Becky also lends her leadership and technical prowess to business

incubation, executive-in- resident, and start-ups to hasten their go-to- market

entrance. Becky was ranked 4 th in the Top 50 Female CIOs and 12 in the top 200

CIOs for 2012 by Exec Ranking (ref: cios/

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Prior to returning to her successful consultant practice, before accepting her current role with Pacific

Compensation Insurance Company, she was Senior Vice President/Global Chief Information and

Innovation Officer (SVP/CIO) for MGM Resorts International where she led the transformation of the

Information Technology Department from its back office expense function to its front office strategic

competitive advantage business partner implementing their MLife vision; and the determination,

evaluation and application of innovation and technologies cornerstone to generating real business

value and revolutionizing MGM Resorts International’s business current and future.

Prior to Becky being promoted to the SVP/CIO, she was Vice President of IT Operations and Chief

Technology Officer. In this capacity, she worked closely with IT and Company leaders to ensure the

appropriate technology strategy was in place to support the Company’s goals and objectives, and

oversaw efforts to harden and strengthen the overall technology infrastructure and operating

environment, ensuring a robust technology platform for the Company current and future.

Becky is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of IT experience spanning multiple industries

such as Integrated Financial Services, Department of Defense, Retail, Transportation, Entertainment,

Hospitality, Health Care, and Aerospace. Prior to joining MGM Resorts International, she served as

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the largest workers’ compensation insurance

company in California, State Compensation Insurance Fund, where she transformed the information

technology function into a valued strategic partner with the business driving strong growth across the

companies' enterprise effectively positioning the companies to respond to changing market dynamics

and maintaining/expanding their market leadership positions.

Becky’s experience also includes the roles of Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for

Best Buy, Global Chief Technology Officer for PepsiCo, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology

Officer for Wells Fargo, and Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for The

Becky graduated Magna Cum Laude in her undergraduate degree in MIS from Chapman University,

and Summa Cum Laude in her Master of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate

University. She is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington in

Seattle, where she taught the technology curriculum portion of the school’s Graduate Banking

Program. Additionally, Becky holds two intellectual capital patents in Ubiquitous Computing and

Method and Apparatus for a Broker Entity. Becky has also been Reviewed and Approved as a Senior

Gaming Executive and Corporate Officer in 2012.