Everi Holdings has appointed Harper Ko as executive vice-president and chief legal officer – general counsel, effective immediately.
Ko, who has direct responsibility for all of Everi’s legal and regulatory compliance affairs, brings to the company extensive expertise in the casino gaming industry with over 17 years of corporate legal and regulatory compliance experience on behalf of gaming equipment suppliers and casino operators.
She most recently served as deputy general counsel for Scientific Games Corporation, in which Ko served as a strategic advisor to their Gaming unit executive management team for all commercial matters including material commercial transactions, customer and third-party matters, and regulatory compliance and litigation matters.
Ko began her career in the gaming industry as Staff Counsel for WMS Gaming Inc. from May 2000 to August 2004.
Michael Rumbolz, president and CEO of Everi said: “Harper brings to our executive team a deep knowledge and expertise of the gaming industry’s unique regulatory and compliance issues as well as a significant track record of success in helping to foster commercial relationships with customers and vendors.
“Harper possesses the ideal skill set to help Everi shape strategies to address the industry’s complex legal and regulatory environment. We are pleased to have attracted a general counsel with Harper’s level of expertise, experience and accomplishments and we look forward to the benefit of her counsel and contributions.”
Ko herself said: “I was attracted to Everi and the opportunities for continued growth in its Games and Payments segments as well as its commitment to integrity in its business practices. I look forward to working with Mike and the entire Everi team as we continue to execute on our strategic priorities.”