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Meet Zach



BS, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

JD, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law




Upon graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Zach launched his career with the Golden Nugget and quickly rose through the ranks -- ultimately becoming the Director of Operations, where he was responsible for more than 2,000 employees.


After helping the gaming property transition to new ownership, Zach worked as an analyst for a Las Vegas-based investment company, identifying and researching companies and markets.


Zach then joined a major gaming company as Chief Business Development Officer, where he served as an integral member of the executive team which oversaw the development of the first new downtown casino in three decades. Zach was involved in the company’s high level strategic development and operating decisions, and took part in the development that led to thousands of good-paying construction jobs and hundreds of permanent hospitality positions right here in Nevada. He also earned his law degree from UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law while working full-time.


Most recently, Zach took his entrepreneurial spirit to the next level and co-founded Joseph Beare & Company, a consultancy focused on helping businesses succeed. Since its founding, they have helped dozens of small and medium sized businesses expand revenue, decrease expenses, and solve problems. Zach and his company have helped dozens of businesses across a span of industries such as gaming, tech, and hospitality go from concept to reality. Zach’s company also provides CEO services to a restaurant management company with over 1,000 employees in four states. Most recently, Zach worked to successfully rescue seven Elephant Bar Restaurants (and their 500 employees) from bankruptcy through a strategic restructuring.


Zach serves on the board of directors of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and is a member of the Boyd School of Law’s Alumni Leadership Circle.


Above all else, Zach is a proud Nevadan and a dedicated family man. He and his wife Layke Martin are happily raising their four-year-old daughter Ruby, their one-year-old twin sons Rutherford and Theodore, and their two dogs, Democracy and Liberty.