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|Holly Gagnon, Philip Kaplan||Thomas Granite|
Holly Gagnon, Philip Kaplan
Holly Gagnon serves as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Gagnon served as Chief Executive Officer of Seneca Gaming Corporation, which manages the gaming operations of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Prior to this, she served as Chief Executive Officer for Chumash Enterprises for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians from 2015 to 2017. Before joining Chumash Enterprises, Ms. Gagnon served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearl River Resort from 2012 to 2015 and, prior to this, in a number of key financial and operational roles with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, MGM Resorts International and Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. Ms. Gannon serves as a board member of GameWorks, Inc. In addition, she is a founding board member of Global Gaming Women Charitable Education Fund and a Distinguished Fellow for the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ms. Gagnon holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University in Massachusetts and an MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu. Ms. Gagnon’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her significant leadership experience in the gaming industry.
Philip Kaplan serves as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and President. In addition, Mr. Kaplan serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GameWorks, Inc., which operates a chain of entertainment venues focusing on video gaming, since 2018 and as Managing Partner of April Mountain Properties, LLC since 2013. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Kaplan was the Chief Executive Officer and board member at dbtech, a private equity-held a provider of healthcare workflow automation solutions. Mr. Kaplan served as Chief Operating Officer and board member of Quality Systems, Inc. from 2008 to 2010 and as President, Chief Operating Officer and board member at VitalStream Holdings, Inc. from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Kaplan holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Davis.
|Thomas Granite serves as our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. In addition, Mr. Granite serves as Chief Executive Officer of Azoria Foods. From 2019 to 2020, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Maverick Gaming LLC, a casino operator. Prior to this, Mr. Granite worked at Jefferies Financial Group from 2010 to 2019, most recently serving as Managing Director in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking group, where he worked with clients across the gaming industry, and served at Merrill Lynch as Director of Gaming, Leisure, and Transportation Investment Banking from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Granite holds a B.A. in Art History from Bucknell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.|
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