Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Denise Barton is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Auto Plus, responsible for overseeing the commercial and retail parts businesses of Auto Plus and managing the financial actions of the Company, driving sustainable long-term growth and profitability.
Barton has served as director and audit committee member of Icahn Enterprises’ general partner, Icahn Enterprises GP, since 2019. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer, responsible for developing a greenfield hotel casino, which included building the facility as well as obtaining financing, developing all policies and procedures, designing the technology platform, onboarding approximately 1,000 employees, and opening the facility on time and under budget.
She brings significant experience from director and Chief Financial Officer roles at various companies, enabling her to understand complex business and financial issues. Barton has served on the board of directors and audit committees for Viskase Companies, Inc., a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises, since May 2016, and Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises. In addition, she has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting and has served as Chief Financial Officer in both public and private companies, including American Casino & Entertainment Properties, Lowestfare.com, and Land Holdings I, LLC.
She is also a certified public accountant. Barton has also served as Senior Vice President of Administration at American Casino & Entertainment Properties where she created a shared-services operation to consolidate all administrative functions, including replacing and standardizing casino, hotel, HR, payroll, and finance systems.