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US – IGT appoints Will Daugherty as DoubleDown GM

By - 25 April 2014

Will Daugherty, a seasoned veteran of the e-commerce, online travel and mobile industries, will join IGT as General Manager of DoubleDown Interactive.

Mr. Daugherty most recently served as Vice President of Amazon Payments, where he led the business to substantial growth in number of customers and revenue. Previously, as President of Destination Services and Expedia Local Expert for Expedia, Inc., Daugherty delivered sustained revenue and profit growth, established a new brand, and launched operations in multiple international markets. He has also held executive roles at AT&T Wireless and McKinsey & Company.

In his new role, Mr. Daugherty will oversee the day-to-day management of DoubleDown Interactive. He will focus on continuing to grow revenue and player base while expanding distribution platforms including mobile and international.

“We’re excited about the addition of Will Daugherty as General Manager for DoubleDown Interactive. Will’s expertise enhances our leadership and business management capabilities,” said Patti Hart, IGT CEO. “Having a seasoned executive with a strong background in e-commerce and mobile will add valuable experience as we take DoubleDown to the next level.”

“I am thrilled to join the leadership team of IGT, an exciting business at the intersection of technology and entertainment,” said Will Daugherty. “I look forward to helping DoubleDown continue to grow by innovating and delivering exceptional customer experiences.”

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