Kevin Sheehan joined Scientific Games Corporation in August 2016 and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Previously he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Norwegian Cruise Line Holding Ltd., comprised of Norwegian Cruise Line and Prestige Cruises International, Inc., which operates Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas.
At Norwegian, Mr. Sheehan led major initiatives to expand the company’s revenues and increase profitability in the midst of a difficult economic climate. He also focused the organization on delivering increased guest services, raising guest satisfaction scores to record levels.
In 2013, Mr. Sheehan completed Norwegian’s successful initial public offering on NASDAQ, and in 2014, he completed the acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, the market leader in the upscale cruise segment.
Mr. Sheehan’s management philosophy of leading by example enabled him to reinvigorate Norwegian by opening lines of communication and creating a positive corporate culture.
Prior to Norwegian, Mr. Sheehan was with Cendant Corporation. His last role was Chief Executive Officer of Vehicle Services, which included global responsibilities of Avis, Budget, PHH Vehicle Management Services, and Wright Express.
Mr. Sheehan’s earlier career included nearly 10 years in the media industry. He served as President of STT Video Partners, a joint venture between Time Warner, HBO and Sega, to offer interactive cable services directly into consumers’ homes. He was also instrumental in the creation and launch of Telemundo.
In 2011, Mr. Sheehan was named “Miami Ultimate CEO” by the South Florida Business Journal, and in 2014 EY named him an “Entrepreneur of the Year”.
Mr. Sheehan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Hunter College and an MBA from New York University’s Graduate School of Business.
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.
David Smail serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Scientific Games, overseeing the Company’s legal strategy and operations. Mr. Smail is a dynamic, hands-on business leader with more than 20 years’ experience working for global companies in the U.S. and internationally. He brings a wealth of public company and international experience, as well as proven expertise in building strong relationships focused on strategic partnerships in support of business objectives.
Mr. Smail was most recently with Morgans Hotel Group Co., an international hospitality company, where he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel at Havas S.A., a Paris-based global advertising and communications services company. Earlier in his career, he was a Partner with the international law firm Hogan Lovells, where he worked in Paris, France and Washington D.C.
Mr. Smail received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1991 and his B.A. summa cum laude in Biology and French from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1987.
Shawn Dennis serves as Scientific Games’ Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Dennis is responsible for elevating Scientific Games’ global leadership brand position, promoting its powerful, integrated brands and increasing engagement with customers and players across the company’s innovative portfolio of content and technology for all gaming, interactive and lottery products and services.
Ms. Dennis joined Scientific Games from DreamWorks Animation, where she was the Global Head of Brand and Franchise and Senior Strategic Business Leader. While there Ms. Dennis accelerated DreamWorks’ industry leadership position by extending the life of iconic franchises through disruptive and innovative new customer engagement points, including the launch of DreamWorks Television, expanded consumer products licensing and leveraging social media with the launch of the worlds’ largest YouTube tween and kids channels. Ms. Dennis previously held similar positions for Mattel’s American Girl Company, Dell and the National Football League.
Ms. Dennis’ passion for elevating brands, promoting content across multiple platforms and driving revenue will serve us well as we build our global gaming and lottery powerhouse brand and drive a high-performance culture.
James Kennedy serves as Executive Vice President, Group Chief Executive, Lottery. Mr. Kennedy leads Scientific Games’ Lottery Business worldwide. Prior to this role, Mr. Kennedy served as President, Printed Products and Chief Marketing Officer.
Since joining Scientific Games in 1985, Mr. Kennedy has worked closely with customers around the world to create and execute successful lottery programs for responsible, sustainable growth. Under his leadership as Senior Vice President of Sales and Global Marketing, Mr. Kennedy was responsible for global marketing and business management for sales, customer service and creative for all of Scientific Games’ lottery businesses during the time when the Company experienced the most significant growth in its history of global instant products and related services. During Mr. Kennedy’s tenure at Scientific Games, he also served as Vice President of U.S. Sales and President of SGI Retail Solutions.
Mr. Kennedy holds several patents and is recognized for his contributions to the Lottery industry as the recipient of three major lottery awards, including the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame and the NASPL Powers Award. Prior to joining Scientific Games, Mr. Kennedy was a Systems Engineer for Computer Task Group.
Mr. Kennedy has a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Management Science, an MBA from the University of Colorado and a graduate degree from Columbia Business School’s Senior Executive Program.
Derik Mooberry serves as Executive Vice President, Group Chief Executive, Gaming. Before joining the Company in November 2014, Mr. Mooberry served as Senior Vice President of Games, Table Game Products, and Interactive Research & Development for Bally Technologies and oversaw Bally’s business in Mexico and South America.
He has also held roles as Bally’s Senior Vice President of Games and Vice President of Products and Operations, responsible for games, systems, and server-based solutions, product management, technology development, and global operations. Additionally, he served as Bally’s Vice President of Games Sales and Operations in the Americas, responsible for Bally’s games and gaming operations business throughout North America, the Caribbean, Central, and South America.
Mr. Mooberry previously served as Bally Technologies’ Vice President, Western Regional System Sales. In that capacity, 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 and is also a Certified Public Accountant in Nevada.
Barry 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 the Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President – Games for Zynga, where he led corporate and business development, strategic partnerships, distribution, marketing and advertising. Additionally, Mr. Cottle took over the rapidly declining casino division in 2013 and turned it around to grow revenues and market share and establish Zynga as a leader in the social and mobile space.
Previously, Mr. Cottle served as the 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. During his tenure, he transitioned EA Mobile from a U.S.-centric feature phone business to a global free-play leader across smartphones and Facebook.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Cottle served as the Founder/CEO of Quickoffice; COO of Palm; and Senior Vice President of Disney TeleVentures, a division of The Walt Disney Company dedicated to creating interactive online/TV experiences. Mr. Cottle earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Jordan Levin serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Scientific Games. Previously, he served as President, Interactive, providing executive management and leadership, including overall strategic direction, business development, sales and marketing, and operational oversight. Mr. Levin also served as Managing Director, Williams Interactive at Scientific Games, having previously been Chief Operating Officer of Williams Interactive since July 2012, when it was created as a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (“WMS”) (acquired by Scientific Games in October 2013). Prior to that he was WMS’ Vice President of Business Development.
After joining WMS Industries in 2006 as Senior Principal Business Development, Mr. Levin was promoted to Director Business Development in 2008 and later Vice President of Business Development in 2010. Previously, he worked in investment banking and corporate finance with Dresner Partners and Wells Fargo. 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.
Michael Conforti serves as President, Global Strategic Accounts and Corporate Development. Mr. Conforti 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.
Mr. Conforti is an attorney and member of the Virginia State Bar and holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University of New York and a JD from George Mason University School of Law of Virginia.
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.
Larry Potts joined Scientific Games in September 2004 as Vice President of Security and Compliance, was designated Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Security in February 2006 and since March 2015 has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Corporate Security.
Prior to joining Scientific Games, he was Chief Operating Officer of Investigative Group International, an investigative and security-consulting company headquartered in Washington, D.C. His duties there included the day to day management of operations and personally conducting some investigative and consulting jobs involving complex internal inquiries and due diligence matters.
In addition, Mr. Potts served as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1974 to 1997 during which he worked violent crimes, white-collar crimes and organized crime as a street agent. He also served as the Chief of the Public Corruption Unit where he developed guidelines for conducting public corruption investigations. He was named Inspector-In-Charge of the VANPAC Task Force involving the mail bombing deaths of a Federal judge and a civil rights attorney. He supervised that multi-agency task force of several hundred investigators, which resulted in the successful prosecution of the individual responsible. He held numerous management positions in the FBI, including Assistant Director in Charge of the Criminal Investigative Division and Deputy Director.
Mr. Potts holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Psychology from the University of Richmond.
Susan Cartwright joined Scientific Games as Vice President of Corporate Communications in January 2016. She leads Scientific Games’ global external and internal communications as well as the Company’s corporate social responsibility program.
Ms. Cartwright most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for IGT, where she was responsible for leading the company’s internal and external corporate communication strategy and execution. During her three-year tenure from 2012-2015, Ms. Cartwright focused on global communications strategy and tactics, corporate branding, executive thought leadership, government and investor relations communications, sales enablement, web initiatives, and merger communications.
Before joining IGT, Ms. Cartwright held a number of senior-management positions in marketing, advertising, communications, and operations with leading communications and advertising agencies including: Noble Communications, Omnicom’s Element 79, Energy BBDO and DDB, and Leo Burnett. She has worked with prominent blue chip clients that include Johns Hopkins University, Gerber, Quaker Snacks, Zicam, Bayer, Aleve, Ziploc, Stolichnaya, Beefeater, Cleveland Clinic, Kahlua, and BEHR Paint.
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