Patti S. Hart has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since April 2009 and has served on the Company’s board of directors since June 2006. She is currently a member of the Executive Committee. Ms. Hart also served as President of the Company from April 2009 until July 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Hart served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of each of Pinnacle Systems Inc. from 2004 to 2005, Excite@Home Inc. from 2001 to 2002, and Telocity Inc. from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Hart also held various positions at Sprint Corporation, including President and Chief Operating Officer, Long Distance Division, where she gained extensive leadership and management experience. Ms. Hart also has valuable corporate governance experience having served on numerous public company boards, including Yahoo! Inc. (2010 2012), LIN TV Corp. (2006 2009), Spansion Inc. (2005 2008), and Korn/Ferry International Inc. (2000 2009). She currently serves on the board of the American Gaming Association which enables her to offer valuable insights into gaming industry trends and issues. 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 has served as Chief Operations Officer of the Company since June 2012. From July 2011 to June 2012, Mr. Berg served as President of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Berg served as Chief Executive Officer of SunGard Availability Services, a business unit of SunGard Data Systems, a software and technology services company. Prior to 2007, Mr. Berg held various positions at NCR Corporation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Frito Lay, McKinsey & Company and IBM. Mr. Berg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.
Paul C. Gracey, Jr. has served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since September 2012. Prior to joining the Company, from 2002 to 2011, Mr. Gracey held various positions at Nicor Inc., a utility and shipping holding company, including Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary (2006 2011) and Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary (2002 2006). Prior to 2002, Mr. Gracey 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. Mr. Gracey earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Eric P. Tom
has served as Executive Vice President Global Sales of the Company since June 2012. From July 2009 to June 2012, Mr. Tom held various positions at the Company, including Executive Vice President North America Sales and Global Marketing (2009 2010), Chief Operating Officer (2010 2011) and Executive Vice President North America Sales and Global Services (2011 2012). Prior to joining the Company, from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Tom was Vice President, Corporate & Business Development and Strategic Alliances of Force10 Networks, a global technology company. Prior to 2007, Mr. Tom held various positions at Broadband Interactive TV, Qwest Communications, and Sprint Corporation. Mr. Tom earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California Berkeley with an emphasis in corporate finance.
has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since February 2012 and as Executive Vice President Emerging Businesses since November 2013. Prior to joining the Company, from 2007 to 2012, Mr. Vandemore served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Walt Disney Imagineering, a division of The Walt Disney Company, a global entertainment company. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Vandemore served as Vice President and Director, Operations Planning & Analysis of The Walt Disney Company. Prior to 2005, Mr. Vandemore held various positions at AlixPartners, Goldman Sachs, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Vandemore earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.