JAMUL, CA – Jamul Casino has welcomed Ram Patrachari to its team as its new Chief Information Officer. With more than two decades of IT and casino experience, Patrachari is a sought-after gaming technology industry expert, speaker and executive. Jamul Casino hired Patrachari to build new technology systems to help ensure that the casino remains a regional leader, offering a secure and seamless experience for all casino guests.
“Ram’s experience and expertise will be absolutely invaluable as we continue to develop our property and grow our casino services,” said Mary Cheeks, President and General Manager of Jamul Casino. “As we are planning for the next 5-10 years, it became clear that Ram was the perfect fit. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Patrachari brings more than 25 years of experience in IT. Throughout his career, he has worked for companies like Bell Labs, Compaq, Exodus Communications and AT&T Wireless. Most recently, he brings experience from a more than 15-year tenure with another major Southern California casino. In this position, he was instrumental in building the IT infrastructure to support the building and operation of hotel towers with 400 VIP guest rooms. Patrachari is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified ScrumMaster, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) professional association.
Patrachari is also a widely recognized expert and award-winning technology executive. For the past seven years, he has served on the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. He has been awarded the Top Tech Exec award from San Diego Magazine and the Information Technology Executive of the Year award sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal.
“I joined the Jamul Casino team because of the culture that Mary Cheeks has built, how the team interacts with each other, and how they treat guests on the floor,” said Patrachari. “For me, it’s less about the technology and more about the people. I aim to cultivate an environment where team members feel free to share their ideas on how to make our workplace even better. This culture is completely aligned with my goals.”