John R. Eder is the Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer for Seminole Gaming, and a host of entities under the Hard Rock International brand. In his role, Mr. Eder has overall daily responsibility for the finance, accounting, payroll, risk management, compliance, banking/investor relations, acquisitions, planning and analysis, and credit both nationally and internationally. He further sits on several strategic steering committees for Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International, including Executive, Benefits, Investment, Information Technology and Compensation.
Mr. Eder has been a leader for Seminole Gaming since June 2002, when he worked as Vice President of Finance in the Gaming Division. Along the way, he also served as Vice President of Finance at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, and Senior Vice President of Finance for Seminole Gaming. In 2015, Mr. Eder was promoted to Executive Vice President & CFO for Seminole Gaming.
In the midst of the move of the Hard Rock International corporate office from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale in 2017 and 2018, Mr. Eder took over the role of Executive Vice President/CFO as well as the Secretary/Treasurer for entities formed under the Hard Rock umbrella.
Eder has had years of experience in the hospitality business under his belt, prior to joining the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and has been tasked with a wide variety of responsibilities. He served as Vice President of Finance for Kerzner International, a Bahamian based privately held corporation that owns and operates the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Eder also held management positions with Walt Disney World, Vesuvius USA and Coopers & Lybrand. During his career, Eder has executed strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, operational analysis, internal and external auditing, system and reporting development and asset management. He has extensive international business experience, working with companies in the Bahamas, Europe, Africa and South America.
John Eder received an M.B.A. degree from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida in 1997 and a B.B.A. degree in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University in 1990. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant.