Scientific Games has confirmed the appointment of Nick Negro as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the omnichannel lottery technology systems provider.
The appointment follows the retirement of incumbent James Bunitsky, who had served in the role for over four decades, the sale of Scientific Games lottery business to the private equity fund of Brookfield Partners in 2022.
Negro is recognised as a “results-driven executive” with two decades of financial, strategic, operational management and leadership experience. Prior to joining Scientific Games, he held CFO positions at Honeywell, Dover Corporation and Navistar, where he developed and executed financial strategies for international companies.
Continuing its transformation, Scientific Games welcomes Negro to its new executive team led by CEO Pat McHugh who said: “We are grateful for Jim Bunitsky’s outstanding financial leadership and excited to now add Nick to our executive leadership team in the role of CFO. Guided by Nick’s financial expertise, we look forward to the next chapter of sound financial management of our global business.”
The appointment of Negro follows a number of senior personnel changes at Scientific Games at the end of last year, including the appointment of former Trump advisor James Schultz as executive VP of public policy and public affairs, leading on the company’s regulatory strategy. In October 2022, the organisation also hired Mona Garland as the chief human resources officer, leading on the company’s global people strategy.
Scientific Games underlined Negro’s expertise in managing complex international operations in a service-based business and broad knowledge of corporate structure, compliance and strategy make him well-suited to his new role.
Negro holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from DePaul University. He currently resides in Atlanta, where Scientific Games’ global headquarters are located.