Scientific Games recruits US finance veteran as new CFO

Scientific Games has recruited experienced financial management professional Nick Negro as the company’s new CFO.

Negro was appointed after a nationwide executive search following the retirement of former CFO James Bunitsky, who worked for Scientific Games for more than 40 years.

Negro himself boasts two decades of financial, strategic, operational and leadership experience for global multi-billion-dollar organisations across the technology, logistics and manufacturing sectors.

He arrives at the iLottery supplier from Honeywell, a multi-national technology conglomerate based in North Carolina which operates across a range of industries.

He also held the CFO position at three separate Dover Corporation companies between 2014 and 2018, and spent the vast majority of his career at vehicle manufacturer Navistar.

Scientific Games CEO Pat McHugh: “Guided by Nick’s financial expertise, we look forward to the next chapter of sound financial management of our global business.”

Scientific Games CEO Pat McHugh said he was excited at the prospect of Negro joining the firm’s executive leadership team.

“He has a thorough understanding of the complexity of international operations in a service-based business and broad knowledge of corporate structure, compliance and strategy,” said McHugh.

“Guided by Nick’s financial expertise, we look forward to the next chapter of sound financial management of our global business,” he added.

Negro will sit on the senior leadership team alongside McHugh, as well as CMO Jennifer Welshons, CTO Walt Eisele and product SVP Jeff Martineck, among others.

Negro, who holds an MBA in accounting and finance from DePaul University, as well as a BS in finance from the University of Illinois, will be based in Atlanta in his new role.

Scientific Games is focused primarily on providing lottery technology in the US, especially since splitting off from its iGaming (Light & Wonder) and sports betting (OpenBet) sister companies.

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Jake Evans

Jake Evans is an NCTJ-accredited journalist and editor who has covered the online gaming and sports betting industry since 2017. He is the managing editor of iGaming NEXT and has previously worked in both content and data for EGR, Stats Perform and Football Radar.

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