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.
Michael Quartieri serves as Scientific Games’ Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary for Scientific Games. Mr. Quartieri establishes the Company’s global financial strategy and is responsible for executing financial best practices and maximizing shareholder value. He oversees Finance, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Facilities, IT and Procurement. He joined the Company in 2015 as Vice President and Corporate Controller and was quickly promoted in early 2016.
Mr. Quartieri brings more than 24 years of strong financial expertise and extensive experience in the gaming and hospitality industries. Prior to joining Scientific Games, Mr. Quartieri served nine years at Las Vegas Sands Corp., where he ended his tenure as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Global Controller. Before that, he worked for 13 years at Deloitte & Touche, where he rose to the position of Director of Audit and Assurance Services, specializing in gaming and hospitality clients.
Mr. Quartieri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Accounting from the University of Southern California.
James Sottile serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Scientific Games, overseeing the Company’s legal strategy and operations. Mr. Sottile brings more than 30 years of experience working across multiple industries. He is an accomplished legal strategist and litigator, as well as an experience leader. He has extensive experience successfully litigating complex commercial matters, negotiating positive solutions with regulators and developing legal strategies to solve critical business issues.
Mr. Sottile was most recently with Jones Day, where he was a partner in its New York office. He has been named a notable practitioner by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2005 and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2011.
Mr. Sottile received his J.D. from Georgetown University and his B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida.
Tim Bucher joined Scientific Games in May 2018 as Chief Product Officer across all business divisions. His focus will be developing an enterprise-wide product strategy, defining R & D roadmaps and driving innovation to help strengthen Scientific Games’ position as the industry’s technology leader.
Mr. Bucher brings over 30 years of innovative technology leadership with him to Scientific Games and has been issued over 40 patents in networking technology, user interface design, computer and processor design, as well as graphics and multimedia technologies. Mr. Bucher is a Silicon Valley veteran who has created several successful companies which have either been taken public or acquired by tech giants including Microsoft, Apple, Dell and Seagate Technology. He has held executive leadership and product roles working directly for iconic entrepreneurs - Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Michael Dell - learning how to innovate and grow businesses. While at Microsoft, Tim focused on developing new markets beyond the PC, leading TV products and services and the original Xbox team. At Apple, Tim was the driver behind the switch to the Intel platform, the low-cost Mac platform (Mac mini), Apple’s multi-touch technology enabling the iPhone and iPad, and numerous other ground-breaking initiatives. Most recently, Tim served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Seagate Technology's $1.4B global consumer business developing innovative solutions to break Seagate into new markets including mobile, drone, gaming, virtual reality, and augmented reality.
Mr. Bucher holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering from University of California, Davis and a Master of Science in Computer Architecture from Stanford University.
James Kennedy serves as Chairman of Lottery for Scientific Games, helping drive profits for the Company’s U.S. and international lottery customers, providing executive leadership for lottery business strategy and maintaining global customer relationships. Prior to this role, Mr. Kennedy held the position of Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive, Lottery. His expertise spans lottery game design, marketing, research, systems development and product development.
Since joining Scientific Games in 1985, Mr. Kennedy has worked closely with lotteries around the world to create and execute successful programs for responsible, sustainable growth. He is responsible for bringing over 10,000 instant games to market and developing hundreds of annual marketing plans for lotteries. Under his leadership, Mr. Kennedy helped the Company experience the most significant growth in its history of global instant products and related services.
Mr. Kennedy holds several patents and is recognized for his contributions to the lottery industry as the recipient of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award and the NASPL Powers Award. In 2010, he was inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. Mr. Kennedy holds an MBA from the University of Colorado, a B.S. in Computer and Management Science from Metropolitan State College in Denver, and a graduate certificate from Columbia Business School Senior Executive Program.
Patrick “Pat” McHugh was named Executive Vice President, Group Chief Executive, Lottery, in December 2018. Mr. McHugh is responsible for Scientific Games’ global lottery business, including instant products, systems, digital and sports betting.
With more than 25 years of industry expertise, Mr. McHugh has served lotteries in markets around the world directing complex gaming systems technology deployments, operations, new business initiatives and strategic product development.
A leading industry advocate for the convergence of traditional and digital lottery products and technology, Mr. McHugh joined Scientific Games in 2004 and most recently held the position of Senior Vice President Global Lottery Systems, Lottery. Mr. McHugh led many of Scientific Games’ strategic industry firsts, including expanded distribution channels, cashless payments, sports betting, new network technology, iLottery and other digital lottery platforms.
Mr. McHugh previously held the position of Vice President, North American Operations for Scientific Games. He also directed large scale systems and software projects for IGT Online Entertainment Systems (acquired by Scientific Games).
Mr. McHugh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Technology from Northeastern University and a graduate certificate from the Columbia Business School Senior Executive Program.
Jordan Levin serves as Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive, Digital. He is responsible for defining the business group’s global digital and sports betting strategic direction, overseeing all functions of the business and capitalizing on new growth opportunities and markets.
Since joining Scientific Games in 2006, Jordan Levin has been a driving force behind the Company's interactive and digital strategies, new business development and operations. A proven leader with more than 12 years in the industry, Levin has deepened the Company's portfolio of digital professionals, products and technologies for iGaming, iLottery and sports betting.
Previously, Mr. Levin served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, where he led the successful acquisition and integration of NYX Gaming Group and the evolution of its turnkey sports betting operations, including the acquisition of Don Best. Levin also served as Scientific Games’ SG Interactive President and Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Williams Interactive.
Mr. Levin earned his Bachelor of Business degree in Finance from the University of Texas, Austin in 1998 and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago in 2008.
Josh Wilson serves as Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive, Social. Mr. Wilson joined Scientific Games in 2003 as the Company’s B2C Social gaming business grew through the acquisition of Phantom EFX, a business he helped launch. As Chief Operating Officer of the group, Mr. Wilson expanded the team to nearly 500 global employees while increasing the business unit’s revenue.
Before joining Scientific Games, Mr. Wilson spent 11 years with Phantom EFX, a computer game developer purchased by Scientific Games in 2012 to boost the Company’s online social portfolio. Prior to taking his current role as leader of SG Social, Mr. Wilson served SG Interactive following the acquisition of Phantom EFX for more than five years, propelling the business to the forefront of the gaming landscape.
Michael Conforti is the President of Global Strategic Accounts. Michael joined the company in 2011, initially serving as Vice President of International Business Development after spending several years assisting the Company in the development of its China business.
Mr. Conforti previously served as the President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of URU Technology Incorporated, a company that develops and commercializes proprietary biometric access control and identity management solutions.
From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Conforti was employed by GTECH Corporation as its Vice President of International Business Development, where his responsibilities extended to government relations and Asian operations. Prior to joining GTECH, Mr. Conforti was a Director of Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly, a leading Washington, D.C.-based public affairs company.
Michael is an attorney and member of the Virginia State
Derik Mooberry serves as Executive Vice President, Strategic Projects. The company will leverage his executive leadership expertise, his unrivaled industry knowledge, his deep customer relationships and his proven ability to deliver strategic initiatives.
Mr. Mooberry has served as Scientific Games’ Group Chief Executive of Gaming and held many senior executive roles at Bally Technologies, including: Senior Vice President of Games, Table Game Products, Interactive Research & Development; Mexico and South American business lead; Vice President of Products and Operations, responsible for games and gaming operations business throughout North America, the Caribbean, Central, and South America; Vice President, Western Regional System Sales, where he played a key role in the signing of several major Bally Systems customers.
Mr. Mooberry has more than 20 years of gaming industry experience, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from University of Nevada – Las Vegas and is also a Certified Public Accountant in Nevada.
Shawn G. Williams joined Scientific Games in July 2017 as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Williams is responsible for developing and executing Scientific Games’ global human resources strategy in support of the Company’s long-term business strategies. His specific focus areas include organizational and performance management, training and development, compensation, succession planning, and company culture.
Before joining Scientific Games, Mr. Williams held multiple noteworthy executive positions overseeing many different areas. His latest venture was co-founding Defi LLC, a consulting firm for technology start-ups that provides business strategy, operations, marketing, investment capital, and financial management expertise to their clients.
Prior to the launch of Defi, Mr. Williams held prominent leadership positions at Samsung Electronics America, Hewlett Packard, Apria Healthcare Inc., LeEco Holdings North America, and Tribal Knowledge Consulting Services LLC in HR and/or operations. During Mr. Williams’ 12-year career at Hewlett Packard, he held a multitude of leadership positions, including Chief Operations and People Officer for the company’s Enterprise Services group-a $28 billion 160,000-employee division of the technology giant.
Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston and completed executive leadership programs at Stanford University and Babson College.
Stephen Richardson serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining the Company, he served the Federal Bureau of Investigation over a 20-year decorated career, most recently as the Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division in Washington.
During his tenure at the FBI, Mr. Richardson held a number of positions in which he developed and implemented strategies and procedures to directly identify and mitigate criminal and cyber threats specifically related to financial crimes, foreign corruption, money laundering and illicit finance.
Mr. Richardson is a Board Member of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and was honored by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation with the Medal of Valor for Heroism. He holds a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Robert O’Connor serves as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Vice President, Executive Office, Government Affairs at Goldman Sachs.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. O’Connor served as Majority Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, where he led all Committee operations, strategy and personnel management. As Staff Director, he oversaw the successful passage of four significant pieces of legislation that were signed into law. Previously, he was Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Peter King (NY).
Mr. O’Connor is a member of a number of alumni and veteran organizations, including Veterans on Wall Street. In 2011, he was selected as a Rockefeller Fellow with the Partnership for New York City.
Mr. O’Connor is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering.