Robert Rippee, Ph.D. Candidate

Consultant, educator, and Founder in Las Vegas, Nevada

Robert Rippee, Ph.D. Candidate

Consultant, educator, and Founder in Las Vegas, Nevada

I am a former senior executive, a hospitality and gaming consultant, and an entrepreneur founder. My areas of expertise include hospitality, wine, gaming, technology, and esports.

My CV includes over 25 years of hospitality experience, including Senior VP and CMO roles for both small private to large public companies. I am also now writing my dissertation for a Ph.D. from UNLV's prestigious Harrah College of Hospitality.

I created the Hospitality Innovation Lab at UNLV, where I serve as it's Director. Through my unique pedagogy student, entrepreneurs are solving today's hospitality and gaming problems through the application of advanced technologies using a solid business foundation.

I also created the esports Lab. Here students are converging esports and business models to develop sustainable experiential businesses. Designing the business of esports is the goal.

Lastly, I am an entrepreneur. I am the co-founder of an innovative technology that will disrupt the global wine industry and demystify wine for consumers.

I speak at events ranging from casino to technology to esports and travel. I am an expert frequently interviewed on the topics of robotics, artificial intelligence, and other technology applications in the service industry.

I am a board-level advisor, mentor and consultant.

  • Work
    • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Education
    • University of Wyoming
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Nevada, Las Vegas