Becky Wanta, M.B.A., is CEO & President of RSW1C, where she continues to partner with Fortune 50+ companies as either their retained Senior IT Executive/CIO, or consultant to transform their IT organizations and strategy to deliver IT as both the valued strategic business partner and enabler to game changing her clients’ business/markets. She has also been focusing her efforts on business incubation, executive-in-resident, and lending her leadership and technical prowess to start-ups hastening their go-to-market entrance. Becky was ranked 4th in the Top 50 Female CIOs and 12th in the top 200 CIOs for 2012 by ExecRank. Prior to returning to her successful consulting practice, she was Senior Vice President/Global Chief Information and Innovation Officer (SVP/CIO) of MGM Resorts International, where she directed the transformation of the Information Technology Department from its back office expense function to its front office strategic competitive advantage business partner. She also led the determination, evaluation and application of innovation and technology cornerstones to revolutionize MGM’s business.
Prior to Becky being promoted to the SVP/CIO, she was Vice President of IT Operations and Chief Technology Officer at MGM. 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’s current and future success.
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, the State Compensation Insurance Fund, where she transformed the information technology function into a valued strategic partner with the business, and effectively positioned the company to respond to changing market dynamics with the critical robust technology architecture.
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 Money Store.
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.