Scientific Games has raided rival slot manufacturer Aristocrat Technologies to make two key appointments as it looks to build ‘on its foundation, assembling a strong leadership team for long-term success as it continues to lead in large established gaming markets and grow in emerging markets.’
Matt Wilson will join the company as Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive, Gaming on March 1, 2020 and Siobhan Lane will assume the new role of Chief Commercial Officer, Gaming on February 1, 2020. Connie James joined Scientific Games as the Chief Financial Officer, Gaming on January 6, 2020.
Derik Mooberry, who has served as the Gaming Group Chief Executive, will be transitioning to a strategic advisory role to support the new leadership team.
Matt Wilson is an accomplished industry leader known for delivering double digit growth, capitalising on new business opportunities and developing strong customer relationships. As the former Aristocrat President & Managing Director, Americas, Matt understands the immense potential of the SG business and looks forward to leading the Gaming division into the future.
Siobhan Lane has over 12 years’ experience in the Gaming industry and a proven track record of driving business results through strong strategic and executional alignment with a focus on building high performing teams and developing an engaging culture. Lane most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Gaming Operations at Aristocrat Technologies.
Connie James is a global finance executive with a history of delivering successful business, cultural and financial transformations. She previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of the global, land-based Gaming division at Aristocrat Technologies and most recently served as the Corporate Vice President Finance – Business Operations and Supply Chain at Cargill.
“We have assembled an impressive leadership team that will complement the existing leaders and talent in our business, further strengthening our great organisation and enabling our future potential,” said Scientific Games President and CEO Barry Cottle. “We are committed to making great games and products players and partners love. A strong team of passionate people is the foundation of any great business and will further solidify our position as the world leader in gaming entertainment.”