Barry L. Cottle serves as our Executive Chairman Mr. Cottle has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games Corporation since June 2018. Mr. Cottle joined Scientific Games Corporation as Chief Executive, SG Interactive, in August 2015 to lead the strategy and growth plans of the Interactive group. Before joining Scientific Games Corporation, Mr. Cottle served as Vice Chairman of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. from February 2015 until August 2015 while concurrently serving as Senior Vice President of Technology at MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated from February 2015 until August 2017, where he helped drive digital innovation. Prior to that, he was the Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President—Games for Zynga Inc. from January 2012 until October 2014, where he led corporate and business development, strategic partnerships, distribution, marketing and advertising and ultimately the Social Casino group. Previously, Mr. Cottle served as the Executive Vice President— Interactive for Electronic Arts Inc. from August 2007 to January 2012. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cottle served as the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Quickoffice, Inc.; Chief Operating Officer of Palm, Inc.; and Senior Vice President of Disney TeleVentures, a division of The Walt Disney Company dedicated to creating interactive online/TV experiences. Mr. Cottle holds a B.S., summa cum laude from Missouri State University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management. We believe Mr. Cottle is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his experience with our business and our industry, and the positions he holds at Scientific Games.
Joshua J. Wilson serves as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Wilson has also served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for our business since April 2016 to drive marketing, technology, production and product management for our business prior to this offering, after previously serving as the Vice President of Product and Operations, Vice President of Product and Executive Director Social Gaming Products. From June 2012 to December 2013, Mr. Wilson was Senior Director of Social Products and Director of Social Gaming for WMS, which was acquired by Scientific Games in 2013, overseeing web development, analytics and road mapping while creating a business intelligence system and launching our social casino games Jackpot Party Casino and Gold Fish Casino. Mr. Wilson served with Phantom EFX, LLC from March 2001 to June of 2012, when Phantom was acquired by WMS, as the Director of Online Gaming and Engineering Supervisor. We believe Mr. Wilson is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his experience and knowledge of our company and our industry.
Gerald D. Cohen serves as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Cohen retired as a partner from Ernst & Young LLP, or E&Y, in 2012 after a 40-year career where he served on the partner advisory councilfrom 2003 through 2006. During his career at E&Y, he held both client-serving and firm leadership positions, and he served as senior audit assurance partner on a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging companies and including MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. He also was a leader in the development and automation of E&Y’s approach to audits. Mr. Cohen has a B.S. and M.B.A. from Lehigh University and became a CPA in 1973. We believe Mr. Cohen is qualified to serve on our board of directors through his strong working knowledge of professional standards and the importance of internal controls and corporate governance and his extensive experience with accounting and disclosure issues and assisting boards and management work through Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and governance matters.
Jay Penske serves as a member of our board of directors. Mr. Penske has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Penske Media Corporation (PMC), which is a digital media and information services company that owns and operates numerous media brands, data services, and live events. Since founding the company in 2004, Penske Media Corporation today owns and operates such brands as Rolling Stone, WWD, Robb Report, Deadline, BGR, and Variety.com, among many other brands. Mr. Penske holds a B.S. from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. We believe Mr. Penske is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive management experience and his knowledge of the digital media, marketing and information services industries.
William C. Thompson, Jr. serves as a member of our board of directors. Since 2019, Mr. Thompson has served as Executive Committee Member and Owner of American Triple I Partners, LLC, which manages private equity investments in infrastructure. In addition, Mr. Thompson has served since 2015 as Partner, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Managing Director of Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., an investment banking and financial services company, where he also served as Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Managing Director from 2010 through 2015. Mr. Thompson was also elected for two consecutive terms as New York City Comptroller from 2002 through 2009. Mr. Thompson graduated with a B.A. from Tufts University. We believe Mr. Thompson is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his deep strategic, governance, financial and operational experience in the public and private sectors.
Michael Marchetti is the Chief Financial Officer of Age of Learning, Inc., a leading education technology innovator, creating engaging and effective learning resources to help children build a strong foundation for academic success. Mr. Marchetti also serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Audit Committee for TechStyle Fashion Group, a global fashion and lifestyle company. Mr. Marchetti was a founding executive and Chief Financial Officer of JAMDAT Mobile. Inc., one of the first publicly traded mobile gaming companies in the U.S. JAMDAT Mobile was acquired by Electronic Arts, Inc., where Mr. Marchetti served as SVP, COO of EA’s Interactive division. Subsequent to Electronic Arts, Mr. Marchetti was Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo Studios, creator of the Bingo Blitz social game, which was sold to Caesars Interactive.