Ms. Denise Barton, CPA, is Operating Executive at Gotham Private Equity Partners LP.
She has served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of American Entertainment Properties Corp., American Casino & Entertainment Properties Finance Corp. and American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC since inception (together, "ACEP"). ACEP is a casino holding company with its headquarters in the Stratosphere Las Vegas. ACEP was a wholly owned subsidiary of American Real Estate Partners (an entity owned by Carl Icahn) before it was sold to Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds on February 21, 2008.
She had been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of each of the Stratosphere, Arizona Charlieĺs Decatur and Arizona Charlieĺs Boulder since February 2003.
She joined the Stratosphere as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer in August 2002. From February 1999 to June 2002, she served as Chief Financial Officer for Lowestfare.com, a travel company controlled by affiliates of Carl Icahn.
She was employed by KPMG LLP, certified public accountants, from January 1990 to February 1999.
Ms. Barton is a certified public accountant. Since December 2003, she has served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Atlantic Coast Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
She has been licensed by the Nevada State Gaming Control Commission and New Jersey Casino Control Commission.