John Wood is the managing partner for Stacked Hospitality, the premiere Las Vegas-based dining and hospitality group. He brings 15 years of business, dining and nightlife experience working for multiple award-winning venues and million-dollar companies.
In this position, Wood is responsible for marketing and business development, as well developing nightlife and after hours programming and concepts.
Before joining Stacked Hospitality, he spent nearly 10 years as senior executive director at Wynn Resorts. During this time, the resorts' nightclubs collectively amassed more than $100 million annually. He was responsible for numerous strategic areas of the business including marketing, customer development, VIP services, security, compliance, design and development. Wood also orchestrated the growth of one of the most successful VIP service programs in Las Vegas nightlife, receiving the “Nightclub and Bar Top 100” award for "#1 Nightclub" seven times from 2008 to 2015. While at Wynn, he oversaw multiple venues during his tenure including La Bête, Tryst, XS and Intrigue, as well as Lure Ultra Lounge. In 2012, he assisted with the creation and launch of the Botero Supper Club, which became Wynn's first step toward the "vibe dining" experience. Wood is an Idaho native and has lived in Las Vegas since the late '90s, when he received his bachelor of arts degree in marketing from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
He is also one of the founders of Respect Your Universe (RYU), a premium performance athletic apparel brand. RYU was conceptualized in Las Vegas in 2006 and continued its cultivation and growth in Portland, Oregon. During his tenure, he held the positions of president and PFO. In 2009, the company went public and was listed on the OTCBB. By 2010, the first one million dollars was raised and with a thriving brand he assisted the company acquiring more than 10 million dollars in capital. He was instrumental in the opening of the company’s first flagship retail store at Palazzo Las Vegas in 2012 and by 2013 the company had expanded in the public market to include trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Wood has spent the past decade leading the charge in the raising and donating of more than one million dollars for the annual 98.5 KLUC toy drive, as well as additional charities and organizations including Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock and A Home 4 Spot.