Konami Gaming

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    Konami Holdings Corporation is a Japanese entertainment company. It operates as a product distributor, which produces and distributes trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and arcade cabinets, video game developer and publisher company.

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    Kazuya Kozuki

    For nearly two decades, Kazuya Kozuki has served in diverse areas of operations across the business of KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION. In early 2000 he was responsible for corporate reporting at the company’s Kanagawa Japan-based gaming machine division including areas of supply chain management, research and development, budgeting, and communications. From there, he assumed key strategic involvement in production and corporate planning across both Konami Gaming, Inc. and Konami Australia Pty Ltd, before being elected to the Board of Directors in September 2015. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President for Konami Gaming, Inc. in 2016 to develop and oversee corporate planning, IT, finance, manufacturing, and risk management operations of the company. Additionally, he is the organizational liaison in reporting financial results to the Board of Directors and KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Kinki University in Osaka, Japan.

    Satoshi Sakamoto

    Satoshi Sakamoto is the Senior Executive Director of the Konami Group's Gaming and Systems Business; Chairman of Konami Gaming, Inc., and Chairman of Konami Australia Pty Ltd which is based in Sydney, Australia. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Engineering from Chiba University in Japan and holds a Master of Science Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in the United States. He has been a Managing Director since 1980, nearly two decades of which have been in the gaming industry.

    Steve Sutherland

    Steve Sutherland oversees all facets of Konami Gaming, Inc. and its divisions to establish long-term strategic goals and policies to achieve organizational results. As President & CEO, Sutherland is responsible for directing all matters encompassing accounting, administration, compliance, sales, marketing, research and development, and service and support operations for both the games and systems divisions of Konami Gaming, Inc. His leadership drives the company’s direction, strategy, operations, and culture. During his tenure at Konami Gaming, Inc., he has been instrumental in the company's strong sales growth, profitability and strategic product direction. Mr. Sutherland also serves on the Konami Gaming, Inc. Board of Directors. Prior to joining Konami, Steve held senior executive positions with similar organizations in the industry. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and began his career in the technology industry. He joined Konami in July 2000 as Senior Vice President, Sales.

    Thomas A. Jingoli

    As Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Tom oversees all activities spanning Konami’s Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Customer Service Departments. Tom is also the executive leader of compliance for Konami Gaming, Inc., Konami Australia Pty Ltd, and KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION, Tom ensures the company is compliant with gaming laws in all jurisdictions in which the company currently conducts business—overseeing regulatory and technical product compliance, as well as the company's quality assurance laboratory. He serves as the company liaison between Konami Gaming, Inc. and KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION on matters such as licensing, SEC filings, and legal issues. Mr. Jingoli also serves on the Konami Gaming, Inc. Board of Directors. Tom joined Konami Gaming, Inc. in June 2003 as Director of Compliance and has held titles as Senior Director of Compliance and Legal Administration, Chief Compliance Officer/Senior Vice President, and Chief Administration Officer/Senior Vice President. Tom holds an undergraduate degree in economics as well as a master's in Hotel Administration from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

    Thomas Soukup

    Tom Soukup is responsible for the development of all components of the comprehensive SYNKROS casino management system. He oversees Konami’s systems product vision to provide accurate, robust, real-time casino enterprise management to properties of all specialties and sizes. Mr. Soukup joined Konami Gaming, Inc. in 2001 with more than 20 years’ experience in the field of computer science including a position as a senior systems engineer in advanced technology. He is also the author of the book Visual Data Mining: Tools and Techniques for Data Visualization and Mining. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science and holds a master's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.

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