armer’s responsibilities in this position include leading the development and enhancement of the company’s existing sports and wireless products to drive revenues and create deeper market penetration for existing products.
He joined Progressive Gaming in October 2005 as Vice President of Corporate Development and Assistant General Counsel and has served as a Member of the Company’s Gaming Compliance Committee.
Prior to joining Progressive Gaming, Harmer held various management positions with WMS Gaming including Director of Regulatory Affairs, Director of Native American Business Development and Director of Sales.
He also previously held the position of Deputy Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General’s Gaming Division where he represented the State Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission.
Russel McMeekin, President and CEO of Progressive Gaming, commented, "Based on his extensive legal, regulatory, compliance and business development experience, Derek is uniquely qualified to lead our company’s strategic business unit focused on emerging technologies such as sports and wireless systems. Under Derek’s management of this business unit, we expect to further the Company’s ability to leverage our industry leading sports wagering and wireless offerings such as Primeline Enterprise Edition and Rapid Bet Live, to take advantage of emerging worldwide customer interest and market opportunities."
Derek Harmer, commented, "Progressive Gaming has developed industry leading race and sports book management systems technology, including our Rapid Bet Live interactive wireless sports wagering platform for Cantor Gaming mobile devices. These products provide convenient wagering and management options for operators while also providing new entertaining ways for their customers to wager on race and sports events. We are moving quickly to promote the PrimeLine Enterprise Edition race and sports book management system as the new standard for the industry."
Harmer holds a bachelors degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois-Chicago, a law degree from Drake University and is a candidate to receive his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.