June 1, 2009
named Craig Billings as its new vice president, corporate finance and investor relations;
and Tom Mikulich as its new vice president MegaJackpots.
Billings joined Goldman Sachs in New York in 2004, and most recently served as a vice president in the Investment Banking Division in London covering the gaming and leisure industries. Prior to that, he worked in Deloitte’s audit and assurance division. Billings has an MBA from Columbia Business School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
“Craig has a long history working with the gaming industry,” IGT CFO Pat Cavanaugh said. “I believe his broad and global knowledge of how the constituents in our industry think about their businesses and the future of our sector, will be important in helping us devise effective strategic planning and assist us in communicating with the investment community.”
Mikulich has more than 25 years of professional experience in the gaming and hospitality industry. He was the most recently the president of Treasure Island (TI) in Las Vegas, where he continued the transformation of TI into an adult-focused, world-class resort. Prior to TI, Mikulich was senior vice president of Casino Operations at Mirage.
“Tom brings with him in-depth knowledge of player behavior, casino resort operations, player marketing, slot analysis, and an exemplary record of building and operating large organizations that are dominant market leaders,” IGT Executive Vice President Product Strategy Rich Schneider said. “I believe his knowledge of our industry from a casino operator’s perspective will be key in helping us drive growth of our own “wide area casino” of recurring revenue slot machines.”
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