PDS Gaming, a worldwide provider of gaming equipment and financing solutions, recently announced Alex Dungan as its new CEO. Dungan joins the company after a 27-year tenure at Bally Technologies, currently part of Scientific Games, where he was most recently vice president of the gaming operations business unit and sales administration. He brings to PDS a broad depth of experience in the global gaming market and corporate strategy. Johan Finley, current CEO and Founder of PDS, will continue to advise the company as a consultant on special projects in the gaming industry and will also serve as special gaming advisor to Northlight Financial, an affiliate of which acquired PDS in January 2017.
"The PDS Gaming board of managers and Finley ran a comprehensive executive search and Alex emerged as our unanimous choice. He brings a unique mix of energy, operational experience and extensive gaming market awareness to our business," says Michael Jahrmarkt, founder of Northlight and board member. "The board is deeply appreciative of Finley's dedication and leadership. Johan has built a strong foundation for our long-term growth, expanded product array and family culture of the organization," Jahrmarkt said on behalf of the board.
"I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to build upon the vitality of the PDS organization and to expand our customer base and expand our suite of products to meet the ever growing needs of gaming customers around the world," said Dungan. "I've known Johan for years, and when he approached me I knew I had to strongly consider the opportunity to work with the team at PDS and Northlight based upon the success he had fostered over the years."