Isle of Capri shuffles CEO deck

Mar 11, 2008 6:00 PM
Coinciding with the reporting of its third quarter results last week, Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. announced that Jim Perry, a seasoned gaming industry executive, will become the company’s chief executive officer on Monday, March 10, replacing Bernard Goldstein in that position.

Goldstein, who was also chairman of the board, will retire from his CEO post but retain his chairman’s position.

"Since joining our board last July, Jim Perry has served as the chair of a joint strategic committee comprised of members of our board and our management team," Goldstein said. "Our goal was to develop a plan to make our assets more competitive, more closely align our operating strategy with the needs of our customers and strengthen our balance sheet. I firmly believe that the strategic plan developed under his leadership will serve as a platform for the future growth of the company."