Growing up, I loved nothing more than watching Loony Tunes on Saturday mornings. Bugs Bunny’s quotes have always stuck with me. One apropos quote of his that describes my career move to IGT is, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!”
On the Outside
During my time at Bally Technologies as their director of gaming operations, I spent many nights thinking about how to beat IGT in the market place. This included sneaking into the IGT booth at G2E for competitive intelligence and free popcorn! It was a veritable David vs. Goliath match and I wanted to win! As Ricky Bobby would say, ‘If you ain’t first, you’re last” and IGT was the imposing, undisputed number one supplier.
On the Inside
As the senior director of premium products at IGT, I’m filled with so much excitement for the future. I truly believe the future has never looked brighter for the Company. The quantity of products, depth of content and exciting innovation that IGT is unveiling at G2E will position us as the force to be reckoned with in gaming.
This will be my tenth year attending G2E, and my first with IGT which will stand out in my mind for years to come. Since joining IGT a few months ago, I’ve been inspired by the people that I’ve met and now have a renewed passion to win, not to mention access to all the free popcorn I can stomach at G2E.
See you at the show!
Sr. Director, Product Management
A doppelgänger to Wilmer Valderrama with notable sock game.