Former Aristocrat Leisure CEO Jamie Odell has joined Scientific Games Corporation as special advisor to the chairman and CEO.
Jamie brings many years of gaming and executive experience, most recently serving as CEO of Aristocrat from 2009 to 2017.
Odell will be an advisor to Scientific Games board chairman and MacAndrews and Forbes chairman and CEO Ronald O Perelman on gaming industry trends and market innovations. In addition, Odell will work with company CEO Barry Cottle to support current growth strategies across the company.
During Jamie’s tenure as CEO, Aristocrat’s market capitalisation grew from $1.3bn to approximately $7.5bn. Prior to joining Aristocrat, Jamie held senior executive roles in the global beverage industry.
“I have known and watched Jamie’s success for years and I am so glad he has agreed to join us in this new role. Scientific Games has done an incredible job building products and services that our customers and players love. The addition of Jamie will significantly enhance our ability to reach new players and markets as well as drive growth across the company,” said Ronald O Perelman, chairman of the board of directors, Scientific Games.
“We are thrilled that Jamie will be advising our leadership and our team. We have long admired and respected his success and leadership in our industry and his advice and support will be invaluable as we continue to execute our growth strategies. Jamie is known the world over as an executive with a proven track record of success and a gaming expert who has driven market leading innovation and player engagement strategies for more than a decade,” said Barry Cottle, president and CEO of Scientific Games.
“I am very excited to work with Ronald and Barry at this transformational moment for our industry. It’s an absolute honour to be asked by Ronald to provide advice, and since spending time with Barry I’ve come to recognise that we share common values and beliefs about how to build great businesses, which I’m looking forward to delivering with him. Scientific Games has an outstanding leadership team that is committed to driving our industry into the future and I will do everything I can to support their current strategies,” said Odell.