It’s A Mean Old World: Two Prominent  Figures In Saratoga Business Community “Separated” From Their Companies

Rita Cox: Gone from Saratoga Casino Hotel

According to the Albany Business Review, Rita Cox who served as vice president for marketing and public affairs is no longer employed by the Saratoga Casino Hotel.  Ms. Cox worked for what had been the Racino for thirteen years.  Ted Engle who the ABR described as the casino’s “media specialist” originally announced that the Casino would be issuing a statement shortly about Cox.  Subsequently the Casino told the ABR that they do not comment on personnel matters.

Scott Varley: Gone From RealtyUSA

The headline in the Albany Business Review announced that “RealtyUSA Ends Business Relationship with Scott Varley”.  Readers of this blog may remember that Mr. Varley’s face appeared on at least one billboard at an entrance to the city.  He had worked for RealtyUSA for twenty-seven years.

Al Picci, President and General Manager, would not discuss the “separation” with the ABR telling them that “It’s a private matter.”

Mr. Varley told the ABR that the decision was mutual and that it was the right move for him.  When asked about his future plans he told them, “When I know, I will let you know.”

According to the ABR, Varley and his “team” had about $90 million in sales last year which was the most of any team in the region.

The ABR described Mr. Varley as “a natural showman and self promoter.”



4 thoughts on “It’s A Mean Old World: Two Prominent  Figures In Saratoga Business Community “Separated” From Their Companies”

  1. Strange things seem to be happening at the Saratoga Casino Hotel. I am still disappointed with their decision to eliminate any reference to the harness track in their new title. They seem to be concerned that someone might actually stumble upon harness racing while trying to find the bathroom in the racino.

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  2. Best wishes to a great guy, Scott Varley.
    He was such a “good producer” while at Roohan realty, the other agents got jealous, and he left, to join RealtyUSA. He competed head-to-head with the well-known grand lady of Real Estate, the late Geraldine. What a guy, $90 million bucks ain’t chump change.


  3. According to another local blogger, you can add Vice Pres. Donald Braim to the list of the execs who got canned at the racino. He is a retired patrolman of the Saratoga PD.


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