AGS has a long history of leadership in the gaming industry. The high quality of our senior executive team is one of AGS’ greatest strengths. Learn more about the leaders who help to shape our future.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Joining the AGS team in 2014, our President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez has over 22 years of gaming industry experience. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Cash Access (acquired by Everi Holdings in 2014), and, prior to that, as Chief Operating Officer of Shuffle Master, Inc (now a part of Scientific Games). During his 13-year career with Shuffle Master, Lopez held various positions, including Interim CEO, Executive Vice President, President of the Americas, Vice President of Product Management, as well as serving as a member of its Board of Directors.
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, & Treasurer
Hired at AGS in early 2015, Kimo Akiona, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Treasurer, brings over 17 years of accounting and financial management experience and extensive gaming industry knowledge to AGS. Before joining AGS, Akiona served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller at Bally Technologies and its acquired company SHFL entertainment, where he served 10 years in various roles. While at SHFL, he managed the global accounting function, which included leading teams in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.
Chief Marketing Officer
Joining AGS as Chief Marketing Officer in late 2015, Julia Boguslawski leads integrated marketing and corporate communications designed to heighten AGS’ profile with its customers, the media, the industry, and the Company’s employees. Before joining AGS, Boguslawski helped drive corporate communications and manage operations for the Office of the CEO as Chief of Staff at Scientific Games, a then-$4 billion gaming and lottery supplier. Prior to that, Boguslawski served as Vice President of Global Marketing at Bally Technologies, and earlier, as Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at SHFL entertainment.
Chief Technology Officer
Sigmund Lee, our Chief Technology Officer, has had a successful career focused on creating end-user products and services. He was appointed AGS’ Chief Technology Officer following the Company’s 2015 acquisition of Cadillac Jack, where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Lee’s previous gaming experience includes a tenure at Bally Technologies, where he served as the Vice President of Engineering. Prior to entering the gaming industry, Lee was a Fintech executive at several leading financial services companies.
Chief of Staff & Senior Vice President – Finance
Kris Morishige became AGS’ Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President of Finance in March 2019. She serves as an advisor to the CEO and senior management team; coordinates the execution of strategic initiatives; and assesses inquiries directed to the CEO. In addition, Morishige oversees treasury, planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Earlier in her AGS career, Morishige served six years as the Company’s Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis. Before joining AGS, she served 11 years as the Director of Finance at Shuffle Master.
General Counsel and Secretary
Vic Gallo, General Counsel and Secretary, joined AGS in 2010, bringing over 20 years of gaming industry experience. He held numerous roles at AGS before being named General Counsel, including Vice President – Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Officer. Gallo previously served as Vice President, Business Development for Youbet.com, and before that, he was the Vice President, Legal and Compliance for Konami Gaming.
Executive Vice President – Operations
Matt Reback, Executive Vice President – Operations, leads the Company’s slot product operations, including product management, production, and service, as well as its interactive division. Reback focuses on strengthening the Company’s product operations to strategically align output with the growing product demand in the marketplace, using his more than 15 years of gaming industry experience. Before joining AGS, Reback was the Vice President of Marketing and Slot Product for Konami Gaming. Prior to Konami, he served in multiple executive positions for Station Casinos and Caesars Entertainment.
Senior Vice President – Table Products
John Hemberger, Senior Vice President – Table Products, joined AGS in 2014 to create a table games division. For the past six years, Hemberger has grown AGS’ table games portfolio to include a large library of game titles and a competitive array of table game equipment with product installations across the globe. Hemberger is responsible for business development, sales, R&D, and product management for all AGS table game products. He led the acquisition of some of the Company’s most successful table products to date – including Buster Blackjack, War Blackjack, Criss Cross Poker, Bonus Spin, and In Bet Gaming’s portfolio.
Senior Vice President – Slot Sales
Adam Whitehurst, Senior Vice President – Slot Sales, joined AGS in 2019 to oversee North American slot sales and business development. He is an accomplished sales leader and business development executive with more than two decades of experience in Gaming, where he led sales teams to high levels of performance, successfully integrated sales teams after mergers and acquisitions, negotiated complex, multi-year, enterprise-wide deals, and established a strong track record of trusted customer success and building high-performance teams. Before joining AGS, he served five years as the Vice President of Game Sales for Scientific Games, and earlier in his career, served nearly 12 years in business development in the pharmaceutical industry.
Vice President & General Manager – Latin America
Drew Pawlak joined AGS in 2016 and currently serves as Vice President and General Manager for Latin America, a role in which he oversees the Company’s Mexico business and is responsible for expanding prospects throughout Latin America. Pawlak previously served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for BMM Testlabs, where he was responsible for client engagement with gaming manufacturers in the Americas.
Vice President of Human Resources
Kim Nasuta, Vice President of Human Resources, joined AGS in 2017 to oversee organizational development, recruitment and staffing, employment law, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and be the ambassador of company culture. Earlier, Nasuta served 10 years as the Director of Human Resources for SK+G, a full-service marketing agency, and she has held HR management positions with several other gaming, hospitality and technology-focused companies, including Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, Resort Gaming Group, Leisure Industries, and Tririga.