Aruze Gaming America has welcomed Simon Burgess to the new role of Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting. In this role, Mr Burgess will lead all core Finance and Accounting functions, including the development of longer-term financial strategy.
Mr Burgess brings over 25 years of progressive financial planning and analysis, operations, business process improvement, marketing, and business development experience with in the gaming and lottery industry to Aruze. Mr Burgess worked at PDS Gaming since 2001, becoming Senior Vice President of Corporate Development in 2013, where he drove development of the company’s business lines and revenue growth. Prior to his time at PDS Gaming, Mr Burgess held several roles at Shuffle Master.
“We are excited to bring Simon on board in this new role. We anticipate his implementation of strategy to ensure we achieve and exceed our operational and strategic objectives in being a marketleader,” said Rob Ziems, President and Global Chief Legal Officer of Aruze. “Simon has a tremendous wealth of knowledge about the gaming industry as a whole and brings a distinctly technology-driven focus.”
Simon said,“I am very pleased to have joined team Aruze. I look forward to helping them bring their ambitious goals to fruition.”