Ronald O. Perelman owns and operates a diverse array of businesses as Chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. MacAndrews & Forbes' businesses span a wide range of industries, from global leaders in consumer marketing and payment systems, cosmetics and digital entertainment, to biotechnology and military equipment. The principal interests of MacAndrews & Forbes include AM General, Deluxe Entertainment, Harland Clarke, Merisant, RetailMeNot, Revlon, Scantron, Scientific Games, SIGA Technologies, Valassis, and vTv Therapeutics.
In June 2018, Barry Cottle was named Scientific Games’ President and CEO. Mr. Cottle joined Scientific Games as Chief Executive, SG Interactive, in August 2015 to lead the strategy and growth plans of the Interactive group.
Before Scientific Games, Mr. Cottle served as Vice Chairman of Deluxe Entertainment while concurrently serving as Senior Vice President of Technology at MacAndrews & Forbes where he helped drive digital innovation, including Deluxe’s launch of Virtual Reality in June 2015.
Prior to that, he was Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President – Games for Zynga, where he led corporate and business development, strategic partnerships, distribution, marketing and advertising.
Mr. Cottle also served as Executive Vice President – Interactive for Electronic Arts (EA) for five years, where he grew EA’s mobile and online game division from approximately $140 million in yearly revenues to more than $600 million to become the worldwide market leader.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Cottle served as Founder/CEO of Quickoffice; COO of Palm Computing; and Senior Vice President of Disney TeleVentures, a division of The Walt Disney Company dedicated to creating interactive online/TV experiences.
Mr. Cottle graduated Suma Cum Laude from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Services and Mathematics. He also earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Richard M. Haddrill has served as Vice Chairman of the Board since February 2018. Mr. Haddrill was employed as Executive Vice Chairman starting in December 2014, following the Company’s acquisition of Bally Technologies, Inc. (“Bally”) in November 2014 (the “Bally Acquisition”). Mr. Haddrill is the founder and manager of The Groop, LLC, a private investment and advisory company formed in January 2018. Previously, Mr. Haddrill served as Chief Executive Officer of Bally from 2004 to 2012 and from May 2014 until the Bally Acquisition, and he served on Bally’s board of directors from 2003 until the Bally Acquisition, including serving as Chairman of the Bally board from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining Bally, Mr. Haddrill served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Manhattan Associates, Inc., a global leader in software solutions to the supply-chain industry. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., a technology and gaming company involved in the video lottery industry and online lottery and pari-mutuel wagering systems. Mr. Haddrill also served on the board of directors of JDA Software Group, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution solutions, through 2012.
Peter A. Cohen has been Vice Chairman of the Board since September 2004 and a director since 2000. Mr. Cohen serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cowen Group, Inc., a diversified financial services company. Mr. Cohen was a founding partner and principal of Ramius LLC, a private investment management firm formed in 1994 that was combined with Cowen in late 2009. Mr. Cohen served as a member of the board of directors of Chart Acquisition Corp. (which, as a result of a business combination, is now known as Tempus Applied Solutions Holdings, Inc.) from 2013 to 2015. From November 1992 to May 1994, Mr. Cohen was Vice Chairman of the Board and a director of Republic New York Corporation, as well as a member of its executive management committee. Mr. Cohen was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shearson Lehman Brothers from 1983 to 1990.
David L. Kennedy has served as a director since 2009, including serving as a Vice Chairman from 2009 through 2016. Mr. Kennedy has been an employee of the Company, most recently serving as Executive Vice Chairman from June 2014 until August 2014. Previously, he served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2013 to June 2014, and as Chief Administrative Officer from April 2011 until March 2012. During his 45-year business career, Mr. Kennedy held senior executive positions with Revlon, Inc. and Coca-Cola Company and affiliates. Most recently, in June 2016, he retired from his role as Senior Executive Vice President of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. Mr. Kennedy also recently retired from the boards of Revlon, Inc., where he had served as Vice Chairman since 2013 and as a director since 2006, and Revlon Consumer Products Corporation, where he had served since 2006. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of UCLA and the University of North Alabama.
Jack A. Markell joined the board of Scientific Games in 2019. Mr. Markell previously served as the 73rd Governor of Delaware from 2009 to 2017. During his tenure, Governor Markell was focused on improving Delaware’s schools and positioning its citizens for future prosperity by launching and scaling important workforce development efforts. Governor Markell served as Chair of the National Governors Association and the Democratic Governors Association. Governor Markell previously was elected three times as Delaware’s State Treasurer prior to becoming Governor of the State. Prior to public service, Governor Markell had a career in business, banking and consulting, including serving as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development at Nextel Communications, Inc. Governor Markell’s other professional experience includes working in a senior management position at Comcast Corporation, as an associate at McKinsey and Company and as a banker at First Chicago Corporation. Governor Markell has also been a member of the board of directors of Graham Holdings Company since 2017, and FS Credit Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. since 2018. Governor Markell also serves on the board of directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates, Upstream USA, Vemo Education and Symbiont.io Inc. and serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Delaware State University and Strada Education Network.
Paul M. Meister has served as director since 2012. He is President of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. He is also co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Lane Partners, LLC, a private investment company with diverse investments in healthcare and distribution-related industries. Mr. Meister previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of inVentiv Health, Inc., a provider of commercial, consulting and clinical research services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, until 2015. Mr. Meister served as Chairman of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a scientific instruments, equipment and supplies company, from November 2006 until April 2007. He was previously Vice Chairman of Fisher Scientific International, Inc., a predecessor to Thermo Fisher, from March 2001 to November 2006, and as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Fisher Scientific from March 1991 to March 2001. Prior to Fisher Scientific, Mr. Meister held executive positions with the Henley Group, Wheelabrator Technologies and Abex, Inc. Mr. Meister is a director of Revlon, Inc., LKQ Corporation, Inc. and vTv Therapeutics Inc.
Michael J. Regan, a director since 2006, is a former Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of KPMG LLP and was the lead audit partner for many Fortune 500 companies during his 40-year tenure with KPMG. Mr. Regan is a member of the Board of Directors of Lifetime Brands, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Regan also served as a member of the board of directors of DynaVox Inc.
Barry F. Schwartz has been a member of our Board since 2003. He has been Vice Chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated and various affiliates since December 2015. Mr. Schwartz was Executive Vice Chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated and various affiliates from October 2007 to December 2015. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated and various affiliates since 1993 and Senior Vice President of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated and various affiliates from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Schwartz is a director of Revlon, Inc. and Revlon Consumer Products Corporation. During the past five years, Mr. Schwartz also served as a director of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.
Frances F. Townsend, a director since 2010, is Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. She has been with MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated since October 2010. Ms. Townsend was a corporate partner at the law firm of Baker Botts L.L.P. from April 2009 to October 2010. Prior to that, she was Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council from May 2004 until January 2008. Prior to serving the President, Ms. Townsend was the first Assistant Commandant for Intelligence for the U.S. Coast Guard and spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice in various senior positions. She also serves on numerous governmental advisory and nonprofit boards. Ms. Townsend is a trustee on the board of the New York City Police Foundation and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. Ms. Townsend is a director of The Western Union Company and Freeport-McMoran Inc. During the past five years, Ms. Townsend has also served as a director of SIGA Technologies, Inc.
Maria T. Vullo joined the board of Scientific Games in 2019. Ms. Vullo previously served as the Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “DFS”) from 2016 to 2019 where she was responsible for the regulation of New York’s financial services industry. Ms. Vullo managed an agency staff of 1,400 employees with a budget in excess of $250 million. Prior to assuming the role of DFS Superintendent, Ms. Vullo was a litigation partner for 20 years with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. She is an experienced trial and appellate litigator in civil, criminal and regulatory matters. In addition, Ms. Vullo served as Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice under Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in New York State. In that role, Ms. Vullo supervised the Bureaus of Investor Protection, Real Estate Finance, Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and Internet. Ms. Vullo was twice nominated by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination to be an Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. She also has served as a member of numerous nonprofit boards where she has assumed leadership positions.
Kneeland C. Youngblood joined the Board in 2018 as a director. Mr. Youngblood is the founding partner and chairman of Pharos Capital Group, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in the healthcare and business services sectors. He also serves as a director of Mallinckrodt plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, a director of TPG Pace Holdings Corp and a trustee of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System.
Formerly, he served on the board of directors of Gap Inc., Burger King, Energy Future Holdings and Oncor Electric Delivery. Mr. Youngblood graduated from Princeton University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts and earned a doctor of medicine from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in 1982.