Who We Are

President

Victor Rocha

Victor is the inspiration and co-founder of Victor-Strategies. He is the namesake and the dynamic engine. Victor has been involved in the politics of Indian gaming and has been a respected voice for 18 years.

His conferences he has produced have received high praise for their quality of content and for bringing political and gaming leaders together with the latest cutting edge trends and technology focused on Indian Country. Victor is the Conference Chair for the National Indian Gaming Association’s 2016 conferences.

Victor is the owner and editor of Pechanga.net the premier source for information on Indian gaming and news for Indian Country. Victor has earned numerous awards for his work, including the NIGA's Outstanding Contribution to Indian Country, VCAT's Catalyst Award, Global Gaming Business Magazine's "40 Under 40," Raving's Casino Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award & AGA's Lifetime Achievement for Gaming Marketing.

CEO and Secretary/Treasurer

Rob Miller

Rob is co-founder of Victor-Strategies and President of Miller Companies, managing a diverse portfolio of operations, investment, and technology companies in the regulated gaming industry.

Rob also founded Gaming Capital Group, a finance and operations company focused on Indian Gaming; Prairie State Gaming, a video gaming terminal operator sold to Penn National Gaming; and co-founded Sierra Design Group, a technology company sold to Bally Technologies. He began his gaming career with Sodak Gaming. Rob financed over $800 million in gaming opportunities, hotels, and route operations.

Rob was a cavalry officer on active duty in the US Army. He began his professional career as an aide to a US Senator from South Dakota, his home state. Rob holds an MBA from Columbia University and another from the University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Executive Vice President

Gene Johnson

Gene has over 25 years of gaming industry experience in the disciplines of Technology, Quality Assurance, Market Research, Casino Marketing, and Strategic Planning and Analysis. His industry career began in 1989 working in Atlantic City casinos. In 1997 founded EE Johnson Research, a marketing and consulting firm specializing in qualitative insight into player behavior, quantitative surveys and data analysis, and customer service enhancement. In 2012 his company became part of Spectrum Gaming Group, and in 2016 he created Gaming Knowledge Partners, a network of industry experts.

With the formation of Victor-Strategies, Gene now has the opportunity to extend this expert network and increase the established knowledge base to benefit clients nationally and around the globe. Gene holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, a BA from Washington College, and a CQA from the Quality Assurance Institute.

Director of Marketing & Conferences

Melissa Triplett

Melissa is a seasoned marketing and business development professional with a focus in producing conferences, association management and publishing. She has significant International and cross cultural work experience with a track record of success in building strategic partnerships.

She began her career in the gaming industry over 20 years ago when she founded Meeting interFACE, a conference planning company specializing in gaming and mining. Triplett produced the 2016 National Council of Legislators from Gaming States conference for Spectrum Gaming Group.

Formerly, Melissa was the Executive Director of the International Masters of Gaming Law. Under her nine-year leadership the association achieved tremendous growth in membership, conferences, strategic partnerships, revenues and global outreach.

Before gaming Melissa was a Meeting Planner with the American Bar Association and in sales and marketing for Marriott and Hilton Hotels. She holds a degree from Cornell University in the School of Hotel Administration.