IGT has brought together a team of proven leaders to create a powerful gaming, lottery, digital and betting enterprise, providing expertise and value to all of our customers around the globe.
Chief Executive Officer, International Game Technology PLC
Chief Executive Officer, Global Gaming
Renato Ascoli, as Chief Executive Officer, Global Gaming of IGT PLC, is responsible for the IGT Gaming business. This includes Global Gaming Sales, Global Gaming Product Management, Global Gaming Studios, Global Manufacturing, Operations and Services including Global Gaming Technology.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Global Gaming, Renato Ascoli served as CEO, North America of IGT. In this capacity, other than serving all North America customers, he held global responsibility (outside Italy) for product development, manufacturing, product management, technology and delivery of all the Company’s portfolio: gaming, digital, and lottery.
Before that, Mr. Ascoli served as CEO, North America Gaming & Interactive following the merger of GTECH S.p.A. and International Game Technology in April of 2015, until June of 2018, when he became CEO of North America.
From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Ascoli served as General Manager of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group) and Head of all business operations in Italy. From 2013 to 2015 he was President of GTECH Products and Services, where he held global responsibility for the design, development, and delivery of state-of-the-art platforms, products, and services. He supported all stages of the sales process and provided marketing and technology leadership to optimize investment decisions.
From 1992 to 2005, Mr. Ascoli worked for the national railway system Ferrovie dello Stato/Trenitalia, where he held roles of increasing responsibility including head of Administration, Budget, and Control of the Local Transport Division; head of Strategies, Planning, and Control of the Transport Area; and head of the Passengers Commercial Unit. In 2000, he was appointed Marketing Director of the Passengers Division, and later served as Director of Operations of the Passengers Division. He also was head of International Development for Trenitalia.
Earlier in his career, he led international marketing efforts for Fincentro Group – Armando Curcio Editore, where he was responsible for commercial development of the publishing assets of Fincentro Group. He was also responsible for defining the strategic and management assets of the many companies comprising Fincentro Group.
Mr. Ascoli also served as a consultant to Ambrosetti Group, supporting the internationalization process (Spain, England, and U.S.A.). He graduated from Bocconi University in Milan, majoring in Economics and Social Studies.
Chief Executive Officer, Global Lottery
Fabio Cairoli, as Chief Executive Officer, Global Lottery of IGT PLC, is responsible for the IGT Lottery business. This includes Global Lottery Sales and Operations, Global Lottery Product and Sales Development, Global Lottery Technology and Support.
Prior to this role, Mr. Cairoli served as Chief Executive Officer, Italy, where he was responsible for managing all business lines, marketing services, and sales for the Company’s Italian operations. Through his leadership of the largest lottery operator in the world, Mr. Cairoli shares insights and best practices with other organizations in the Company.
Mr. Cairoli joined the Company in 2012 as Senior Vice President of Business. He has more than 20 years of experience in consumer goods for multinational organizations, with both local and international expertise. He served as Group General Manager and Board Member of Bialetti Industrie, a world-renowned Italian manufacturer and retailer of stovetop coffee (espresso) makers and small household electrical appliances. During his tenure at Bialetti, he was responsible for turning around the business by refocusing strategy, streamlining costs, and optimizing the product portfolio and retail presence.
Prior to Bialetti, Mr. Cairoli served as General Manager of Star Alimentare, a major Italian food company, and successfully relaunched an historical brand. Additionally, he spent part of his career with Julius Meinl Italia and with Motorola Mobile Devices Italy. He also spent 10 years with Kraft Foods in Italy and the U.K. in various capacities.
Mr. Cairoli holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Catholic University in Milan.
Chief Executive Officer, Digital & Betting
Enrico Drago is CEO, Digital & Betting, and is responsible for IGT’s iGaming and sports betting activities. Prior to his current role, Mr. Drago served as IGT’s Senior Vice President of PlayDigital, in which he led a fast-growing and award-winning portfolio of digital gaming/lottery and sports betting products, platforms and services.
In 2014, Mr. Drago joined IGT as Chief Operating Officer for subsidiary Lottomatica, overseeing the Italian business strategy and operations. In 2017, he took on the role of Senior Vice President Global Interactive, Sports Betting and Licenses. Prior to joining IGT, he led teams for Inditex Italia, which he joined through a leadership program for high-potential managers. Drago was selected as the Italy Chief Operating Officer for brands Bershka, Pull & Bear, Zara Home, Oysho, Stradivarius and Massimo Dutti and appointed as Inditex Italia Managing Director in 2011. Prior to his roles with Inditex Italia, Drago worked with Puig Beauty and Fashion.
Mr. Drago holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Navarra’s IESE Business School and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bocconi University. Proudly married to his wife, Federica, they live in San Francisco, California, with their four children.
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development
Fabio Celadon, is Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, and is responsible for IGT’s Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Competitive Intelligence functions. Under his direction, the organization monitors industry and competitive trends in IGT’s core and adjacent markets; develops IGT’s portfolio strategy; identifies key portfolio initiatives and supports the business unit CEOs in the identification and execution of their business unit strategic initiatives; executes the Group’s M&A strategy (mergers, acquisitions, JVs and divestitures), managing deal evaluation, structuring and negotiation, and coordinating internal cross-functional teams as well as external advisors.
Mr. Celadon most recently served as Senior Vice President, Gaming Portfolio, with responsibility for monitoring relevant technological advancements and market and competitive trends; consolidating the Company’s global research and development plan and related allocation of budgets and resources; evolving the Company’s content portfolio and consolidating hardware and content roadmaps; and, monitoring product performance and results.
Mr. Celadon previously served as Managing Director, IGT Greater China and Senior Vice President, IGT International. In this role, he was responsible for managing IGT’s business and operations across lotteries, video lotteries, sports betting and interactive, and mobile gaming in Greater China. He was also responsible for the strategic development of IGT’s business in Greater China, India, and Japan.
Prior to April 2015, Mr. Celadon served as Senior Vice President of Group Strategy and Corporate Development for GTECH S.p.A., where he was responsible for developing GTECH’s overall corporate strategy, identifying and evaluating key strategic growth initiatives, and executing the corporate development strategy through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestitures. Mr. Celadon has also held several strategy, corporate development, and finance positions since he joined Lottomatica Group, GTECH’s predecessor-company, in 2002. Mr. Celadon served as CFO of Lottomatica from 2002 to 2004. Following the acquisition of GTECH by Lottomatica, he relocated to the U.S. where he held the position of GTECH Vice President of New Market Development before being promoted to Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning in 2008.
Prior to joining Lottomatica, he was a partner with Atlantis Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and prior to that, he worked for Morgan Stanley in London in the mergers and acquisitions department. Mr. Celadon holds a Law Degree from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Massimiliano (“Max”) Chiara is IGT’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Company’s board of directors.
Before joining the Company, Mr. Chiara served as Chief Financial Officer of CNH Industrial since September 2013. Max was also named the Chief Sustainability Officer at CNH Industrial in 2016, and he also served since 2017 as head of Mergers & Acquisitions for CNH Industrial. Between 2009 and 2013, Mr. Chiara served in various positions with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (and its predecessors) as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development in Latin America, Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and Business Development Finance, VP Finance Brands and Marketing Controller, and served as Director of Business Development Finance for its engine business unit Fiat Powertrain between 2007 and 2009. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chiara held various managerial roles at Teksid Aluminum, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Robert Bosch, the Wuerth Group, and was a M&A financial analyst with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.
Mr. Chiara graduated from the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan (Italy), with a degree in Business Administration Cum Laude, and has a CEMS Master’s degree in International Management from the Bocconi University (with the University of Cologne, Germany as host school). Mr. Chiara is NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Directorship Certified. Mr. Chiara also held the position of Chairman of the Italian Association of Corporate Treasurers (AITI) for the years 2004-2007.
Senior Vice President of People and Transformation
Dorothy Costa serves as IGT’s Senior Vice President of People and Transformation, where she has strategic oversight for the IGT People and Transformation function, including all business unit senior people partners and the total rewards, diversity & inclusion, organization transformation and global services and talent management centers of excellence.
Prior to her current role, Dorothy was IGT’s Vice President of People & Transformation, where she had worldwide responsibility as the Human Resources Business Partner supporting the North America business unit that includes both gaming and lottery within IGT. She had responsibility for approximately 7,000 employees in various countries throughout the world.
Costa has more than 26 years of Human Resources experience, with 22 in the lottery and gaming industry. Prior to her current role at IGT (formerly GTECH), she served as Senior Director of Human Resources for the Products & Services organization, which consisted of product marketing and technology solutions for lottery, gaming, interactive, and betting. She also served as the HR Business Partner for all corporate functions within the Company. Having worked for IGT/GTECH for over 22 years, she held various HR roles of increasing responsibility supporting many different business groups. Her areas of responsibility within these groups included staffing, compensation, employee relations, talent development, succession planning, and executive coaching. Early in her career, she worked for Citizens Financial Group in various HR roles in Rhode Island.
Costa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Rhode Island College, and an MBA in Organizational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. She also completed the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program at the University of Michigan, Michigan Ross of Executive Education.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs
As Senior Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs, Scott Gunn is responsible for IGT’s public affairs related to government relations strategy, and is instrumental in directing and facilitating government relationships and public engagement to advance global business interests for the North American and International business units.
Mr. Gunn has been with the Company for more than 24 years, and has held positions in operations, sales, business development, and public affairs. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Vice President of Global Government Relations and North America Lottery Business Development, overseeing worldwide government relations strategy and managing the Company’s global network of government relations resources, as well as pursuing public sector market opportunities for the Company’s various lines of business in North America.
Mr. Gunn began his career at a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. He was also an Associate at National Media Inc., where he worked on media strategy for state and federal political campaigns. He has held various positions within national and state political party organizations, and has been involved with several U.S. presidential campaigns.
Mr. Gunn serves on the Board of Advisors to Reviver Auto, is Chairperson of IGT’s Political Action Committee, and is a member of IGT’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Economics from Tulane University in Louisiana, U.S.
Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Sustainability
As Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Sustainability, Wendy Montgomery oversees the strategy for IGT’s global brand, marketing, corporate communications and sustainability plans including community relations, responsible gaming, and environment, social and governance (ESG) programs.
Before joining IGT in 2018, she spent 13 years at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) where she led marketing, sales, operations, policy and planning for the lottery and iGaming businesses. During her tenure at OLG and in her role as the Senior Vice President of the lottery and iGaming businesses, she was responsible for overseeing a team that helped deliver record sales by launching industry award-winning new products, retail and digital innovation.
Her previous experience spans multiple industries, including in the entertainment business in her role as Vice President and General Manager, W Network, under Corus Entertainment, Inc., and before that, in the telecommunications field as Vice President of Marketing with Star Choice Communications, Inc. She has also held leadership roles in consumer packaged goods categories, and has previously lived and worked in South Africa, Israel, Eastern Europe, Canada, and the United States.
Ms. Montgomery was inducted into the PGRI Lottery Hall of Fame in 2021, recognized with PBN’s C-Suite award in 2020 and in 2016, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
Ms. Montgomery is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. She holds a diploma in Marketing Management from the Institute of Marketing Management in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies from Greenwich University in London, U.K.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
As Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Chris Spears is responsible for leading IGT’s global legal strategy and function. In this role he is responsible for managing IGT’s internal legal team and outside legal advisors, providing counsel to IGT’s board of directors and executive leadership team and managing IGT’s legal issues across a wide range of global subject matter areas including corporate governance, compliance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, licensing and commercial and operational issues.
Mr. Spears has over 25 years of legal experience with a focus on supporting the broad legal needs of global businesses, including corporate governance, securities, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, intellectual property and litigation. Prior to joining IGT in 2017, Mr. Spears served in a series of roles of increasing responsibility at Caterpillar Inc., including as Deputy General Counsel with responsibility for global commercial law matters, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer with responsibility for global compliance and General Counsel – Asia-Pacific based in Singapore. Before joining Caterpillar Inc., Mr. Spears was in private practice with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law.
Mr. Spears holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Berea College and MBA and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Kentucky.
Chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation
As Chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation, the primary operating subsidiary for the U.S. lottery business, Robert Vincent represents the Company when interacting with global customers, current and potential partners, and government officials. He also serves as a senior counselor to IGT Chief Executive Officer Vincent Sadusky and the rest of IGT's senior leadership team.
Previously, Mr. Vincent served as Executive Vice President for Administrative Services and External Relations of IGT PLC. He oversaw global external and internal corporate communications, media relations, branding, and social responsibility programs. He also led a centralized Administrative Services organization that included information security, global procurement, real estate/facilities, food services, environmental health and safety, and facility security and monitoring. In addition, he was involved in selected business development projects, and supported activities in compliance, investor relations, marketing communications, and government relations. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Public Affairs for IGT PLC.
Before April 2015, Mr. Vincent had been affiliated with GTECH S.p.A. for more than 20 years, having served as an external consultant; as Vice President of Business Development for Dreamport, GTECH’s former gaming and entertainment subsidiary; and as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Public Affairs for GTECH S.p.A.
Before joining the Company, he was a senior partner at RDW Group, a regional advertising and public relations company in Rhode Island. He also held senior policy and administrative positions with Rhode Island-based governments, including the Governor’s Office, Secretary of State’s Office, and the Providence Mayor’s Office. In addition, he has staffed community and government affairs efforts at Brown University in Providence.
Active in the community, Mr. Vincent serves on the Boards of the University of Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island Hospital Foundation, Family Service of Rhode Island, and the URI Harrington School of Communication.
Mr. Vincent received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.
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