Scientific Games aiming for data-driven approach as new CFO unveiled

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Scientific Games has confirmed the appointment of Nick Negro as its new Chief Financial Officer, following the completion of a nationwide search to fill the vacancy. 

Negro, a self-described “results-driven professional”, is an experienced financial executive, having filled similar roles at Honeywell, Dover Corporation, and Navistar. 

He joins following the retirement of James Bunitsky, who had served since 1981 and helped the company go through a series of transformational changes, including the recent sale of Scientific Games Lottery to Brookfield Business Partners. 

Scientific Games stated that it is Negro’s “progressive financial, strategic, operational management and leadership experience for global multi-billion dollar organizations” that made him the ideal candidate to fill Bunitsky’s shoes.

Scientific Games CEO Pat McHugh, 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. 

“He has a thorough understanding of the complexity of international operations in a service-based business and broad knowledge of corporate structure, compliance and strategy. Guided by Nick’s financial expertise, we look forward to the next chapter of sound financial management of our global business.”

The new CFO will be based in Atlanta, the city of SG’s global headquarters, where he will join the executive team featuring John Schulz, Michael Conforti, Steve Beason, and Jennifer Welshons, amongst others.