LAS VEGAS, NV – Gaming Arts has announced Jean Venneman, the company’s current Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).
“Over the last three and a half years, Jean has played a critical role in the growth of the company,” said Mike Dreitzer, CEO of Gaming Arts. “This appointment reflects what has been a natural expansion of responsibility for her within our organization. I look forward to continuing to work with Jean alongside David Colvin, Gaming Arts’ owner and founder, as well as the rest of the executive team as we collectively work to help lead the company to the next level.”
“I am appreciative of the continued faith that David and Mike have placed in me,” said Venneman. “The future of Gaming Arts has certainly never been brighter. We have come so far in such a short amount of time and still have great opportunity in front of us.”
In another key appointment, Mike Smykowski has been named Director of Sales. Mike comes to Gaming Arts after a decade-long successful tenure in gaming sales.
“I have long admired Mike Smykowski as an award-winning gaming sales professional and strategic thinker,” said Dreitzer. “We are delighted to have him join us at this time. Mike’s a great fit for us. He will add tremendous leadership to our already solid sales team.”
“I am so happy and honored to be joining Gaming Arts at this pivotal time in their history,” said Smykowski. “I look forward to working with the team to achieve our sales goals in an accelerated manner.”
Smykowski’s appointment is effective Oct. 11, 2021 and subject to any regulatory approvals that may be deemed necessary by applicable jurisdictions.
“These moves are extremely important to position ourselves for continued expansion and growth as a company,” said David Colvin. “We congratulate Jean and welcome Mike to the team.”