saacs comes to Shuffle Master from Bally Technologies in Las Vegas where he has served since 2006 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior, he held senior roles at Aristocrat including Head of Global Marketing and Business Development at their corporate office in Australia; Managing Director of their European subsidiary based in London; and oversaw the Americas as President of Aristocrat Technologies, a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited.
"After an extensive search in which we considered many talented and qualified CEO candidates, Gavin met all of our key criteria to lead Shuffle Master's next chapter of growth and strategic initiatives," stated Shuffle Master's Chairman of the Board, Garry Saunders.
"His extensive and proven leadership in the international gaming technology and equipment space makes him an excellent leader for our skilled team of industry professionals. We believe that Gavin will be able to drive both innovation and efficient execution of our strategies in order to deliver increased value to our shareholders," he added.
Shuffle Master's COO, David Lopez, added, "After spending considerable time with Gavin, I am pleased that the Board has selected a candidate with Gavin's level of experience and leadership. I look forward to working closely with him to enhance Shuffle Master's position in the global marketplace and to expand our opportunities for sustained growth."
In joining Shuffle Master, Isaacs stated, "I am delighted to join Shuffle Master at such an exciting time both for the Company and for the global gaming industry. Shuffle Master is a great company steeped with accomplishment, highly innovative products, talented employees, and a growing worldwide customer base. There are extraordinary opportunities ahead for Shuffle Master and I look forward to working with the entire team as we position the Company for future long-term growth and profitability."