Scientific Games Corporation announced the appointment of Karin-Joyce (“KJ”) Tjon as chief operating officer and president, effective February 13, 2017. Her responsibilities will include oversight of the gaming and lottery operations and driving the company’s organizational strategy, business development and fiscal discipline.
Tjon will report directly to Scientific Games’ Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan, who said, “We have tremendous confidence in KJ’s ability to lead our long-term growth strategy and execution, and continue the strong growth across all of our businesses. Her deep experience in international finance, performance accountability, and culture transformation will further enhance our ability to deliver for our customers, employees and our shareholders.”
She joins Scientific Games after serving two years as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Epiq Systems, a leading global provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession, where she oversaw legal, corporate governance, risk compliance and all aspects of international corporate finance.
Before that, during her three-year tenure as chief financial officer and treasurer of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, a $2.5 billion international manufacturer of business and special mission aircraft, Tjon directed the company’s administrative, financial and risk management operations, effectively aligning finance with overall business strategy.
Prior to Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Tjon served for almost ten years as director, senior director and managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, LLC, a global professional services firm specializing in business turnaround and performance improvement.
Tjon earned an MBA in finance from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and management from Ohio University.