David Jacques Farahi
Industry Advisor, ICI Fund | Former COO, Monarch Casino & Resort
David Jacques Farahi has been the Executive Chairman of Kindbridge Behavioral Health, as well as, Quick Custom Intelligence (QCI) since April 2023 and May 2022 respectively, after having served as Chief Operating Officer of Monarch Casino & Resort (Nasdaq: MCRI) from 2012 to 2021. As Chief Operating Officer of Monarch, Mr. Farahi oversaw all operations at the company’s two resorts, including its more than 2,000 team members. He was also directly responsible for the company’s investor relations and business development efforts. Mr. Farahi’s key operational priority was to improve the guest experience through a Money Ball-style, analytics-based approach to every department from table games to spa, with a particular focus on slot machines, leading the company’s efforts to develop new KPIs and leverage data visualization tools.
In 2022, Mr. Farahi was named a Non-Executive Director of PlayAGS (NYSE: AGS). Also in 2022, Farahi commenced teaching an introductory course in Gaming and Sports Book Operations at Metropolitan State University of Denver as an Adjunct Professor. Mr. Farahi earned an MBA from Columbia Business School with concentrations in both Real Estate and Finance. He also holds a BA in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University.