Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies recently announced the promotion of Ramesh Srinivasan to president and chief operating officer.
Srinivasan will be responsible for all of Bally’s worldwide games, systems, and server-based solutions, as well as customer service, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Richard Haddrill. Srinivasan joined Bally in 2005 as executive vice president of Bally Systems. Under Srinivasan, Bally Systems has become the clear market leader, positioning Bally to capitalize on the convergence of the games and systems businesses.
Gavin Isaacs, the company’s chief operating officer for the past four years, will depart Bally effective March 30 to join Shuffle Master, Inc. as its chief executive officer.
Bally Technologies also announced that Bryan Kelly, who has been leading Bally’s Innovation Lab and has been integral to many of the company’s recent breakthrough technologies, has been promoted to senior vice president of technology and will continue to lead Bally’s technology innovation efforts as well as networked gaming, reporting to Haddrill.
The company promoted Derik Mooberry to senior vice president of products and operations, reporting to Srinivasan, capitalizing on Mooberry’s leadership experience in both Bally Games and Systems’ organizations.
Robert (Bob) J. Parente, who joined Bally in 2009, has been promoted to vice president and managing director of Canada to lead all of Bally’s activities in this growing gaming market.
Bally also announced that John Connelly, who previously served as the company’s vice president of international, will rejoin as vice president of business development with responsibility for new markets, partnerships, and acquisition activities, reporting to Haddrill.