Kenneth Shea is a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Securities, responsible for the Firm’s Gaming, Real Estate and Leisure Investment Banking practices.
Most recently, Mr. Shea served as the President of Coastal Capital Management LLC, an affiliate of Coastal Development, LLC, a New York-based, privately-held developer of resort destinations, luxury hotels and casino gaming facilities.
Prior to joining Coastal in September 2009, from July 2008 to August 2009, Mr. Shea was a Managing Director for Icahn Capital LP, where Mr. Shea had responsibility for principal investments in the gaming and leisure industries.
From 1996 to 2008, Mr. Shea was employed by Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., where he was a Senior Managing Director and global head of the Gaming and Leisure investment banking department. At Bear, Stearns, Mr. Shea oversaw the execution of over $55 billion in various complex capital raising and merger & acquisition transactions for a wide variety of public and private companies, including many of the leading public companies in the gaming and leisure sector, including Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., Station Casinos Inc., Penn National Gaming Inc., Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts Ltd., and Carnival Corp.
Mr. Shea holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School.