I’m Robert DelRossi, a repatriated New Englander back home after a bunch of years working in the Las Vegas desert the gaming industry (as in casinos, not Xbox). You can see my résumé here or download a PDF version.
My first job after graduating from Boston University was as a computer programmer for a Liberty Mutual financial subsidiary. From the very beginning, I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some very smart people in my career. I’ve been in executive management roles in technical firms since 1996. My most recent role was as Chief Operating Officer, which encompasses so much of what happens in our business day-to-day. But I’ve never really left technology too far behind in all I do and all I think about.
From 1996 to 2002 I had the great fortune to work at TurboPower Software Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I’m especially proud to have been its president from 1998 to 2002. TurboPower built software libraries and tools for software developers. Programmers could use TurboPower libraries to add communications capabilities, encryption, compression, and other kinds of features to their own works. Our products won many industry awards and yielded us happy, loyal customers from around the world.
In 2002 I entered the casino gaming industry, becoming Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with Aristocrat Leisure Limited, an Australian-based company that was, at that time, the 2nd-largest manufacturer of gaming equipment (like slot machines and table games) as well as back-office systems technology. As at TurboPower, I worked with some marvelously talented and wonderful people at Aristocrat offices around the world.
In 2007 I became Chief Operating Officer at Rocket Gaming Systems in Las Vegas, a manufacturer committed to the very best gaming technology specifically for casinos owned and operated by Native American tribes.
Apart from work I have some fairly varied interests. I write about them here. But it’s hard to put a neat bow around them with a tidy description. Here you’ll find articles and links to things I find interesting about:
- Management and Leadership
- Technology and Gadgets
- Psychology and Ethics
- Food, Cooking, and Health
- Music (of all kinds) and the Business of Radio
- Major League Baseball and, in particular, the Boston Red Sox
- Books and Reading
- Language and Writing
- The application of technology to all my interests
- And that loveliest of catch-alls, “Things I find interesting”
Everything you find here reflects my thoughts and can in no way be attributed to my employers, family, friends, or anyone else.
Happy to hear from you. You can email me at rdr at rdelrossi dot com.
You can also find many of my interests regularly in my Twitter feed, where I’m @rdelrossi. During the Major League Baseball season I tweet liberally about the sport and, in particular about Red Sox Nation as @RSNStats. As a hobby, I also post longer-form content for Red Sox fans like myself on the RSNStats.com web site.
I’ve experimented here with some limited advertising on this site, in large part for the pleasure of understanding how this technology works. I intend to use any advertising minimally and in such way that, I hope, it will not detract any value from my content.
When I post links to product pages on Amazon or on the iTunes App Store, my links may include a referral code so that when products are purchased after clicking on the link, I may receive a small percentage of the sale. While the amount that I receive is small, it does help to defray some of the cost of maintaining this site, and gives me a small vested interest in having my readers purchase products using these links.
The fact that I might receive this form compensation does not, in my view, affect what I say or do not say on my website. This is kind of a “chicken and egg” situation. I’ve posted these recommendations to products based on what I like; I am not posting links to things I do not like in order to earn a few cents in compensation. If you don’t care for this arrangement, just skip the links and shop on your own.