Patti S. Hart
Patti S. Hart has served as Chief Executive Officer of IGT since April 2009 and has served on the company’s board of directors since June 2006. Prior to joining IGT, Ms. Hart served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Systems Inc. from 2004-2005, Excite@Home Inc. from 2001-2002, and of Telocity Inc. from 1999-2001. Ms. Hart also held various management positions at the Sprint Corporation, including President and COO of Sprint’s Long Distance Division. Ms. Hart has served on numerous public company boards, including Yahoo! Inc. and Korn/Ferry International Inc., and currently serves on the board of the American Gaming Association. Ms. Hart earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Economics from Illinois State University.
Eric A. Berg
Eric A. Berg has served as Chief Operations Officer of IGT since June 2012, where he is responsible for global services, information technology, procurement, manufacturing, and product management. Mr. Berg previously served as President of IGT from July 2011 to June 2012. Prior to joining IGT, Mr. Berg held various management positions at SunGard Availability Services, NCR Corporation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Frito-Lay, and McKinsey & Company. Mr. Berg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard University.
Paul C. Gracey
Paul C. Gracey, Jr. was appointed General Counsel and Secretary of IGT in September 2012, where his areas of responsibility include legal, intellectual property and compliance. Prior to joining IGT, Mr. Gracey most recently served as general counsel of Nicor Inc., an NYSE-listed public company, and previously held general counsel positions at Midwest Generation (a subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy) and Edison Mission Energy Limited. Mr. Gracey currently serves on the board of trustees of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA). Mr. Gracey earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Robert C. Melendres
Robert C. Melendres has served as Executive Vice President Interactive Group (formerly Executive Vice President Emerging Businesses) of IGT since January 2012, where he is responsible for setting the direction and accelerating the adoption of IGT interactive gaming across online, mobile, and social platforms. Mr. Melendres previously served as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of IGT from 2009-2012. Prior to joining IGT, Mr. Melendres held various management positions at Spansion Inc., AMD, WebGain Inc., and IBM. Mr. Melendres is a member of the Gaming Law Advisory Council for the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and he previously served as General Counsel of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) from 2011-2012 and as Treasurer of IAGA from 2012-2013. Mr. Melendres earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Eric P. Tom
Eric P. Tom
has served as Executive Vice President Global Sales of IGT since June 2012, where he is responsible for IGT’s global customer base. Mr. Tom previously served as Executive Vice President North America Sales and Global Marketing of IGT from 2009-2010 and as Chief Operating Officer of IGT from 2010-2011. Prior to joining IGT, Mr. Tom held various management positions at Force10 Networks, Broadband Interactive TV, Qwest Communications, and Sprint. Mr. Tom earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii and an MBA from the University of California Berkeley with an emphasis in corporate finance.
has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of IGT since February 2012, where he is responsible for overseeing IGT’s internal and external reporting, leading IGT’s global financial planning and analysis, and managing all worldwide finance operations, including investor relations, tax, accounting, treasury, credit, and audit. Prior to joining IGT, Mr. Vandemore held various management positions at The Walt Disney Company, AlixPartners, Goldman Sachs, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Vandemore earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the J.J. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.