MEET THE TEAM
Blaine Graboyes – CEO
Blaine is an award-winning Executive Producer and Game Designer with nearly twenty years’ experience developing digital entertainment. He has produced over 4,000 projects for world-renowned entertainment, business, and fine arts clients such as, Blizzard Entertainment, Ubisoft, DreamWorks, Mattel, Sony Pictures, Disney, WeeWorld, Nickelodeon, Rinksters, LeapFrog, DIRECTV, Warner Bros., The Guggenheim and Whitney Museums, Nam June Paik, and Yoko Ono. His work has been recognized with numerous awards including an RIAA Platinum album and IGN Editor’s Choice Award. Blaine is an active member of the Producers Guild Of America (PGA), including serving as co-chair of the Guild’s highly successful Produced By: New York conference.
Robert Montgomery – Chairman
For many years Robert has been an executive, investor and adviser for media, communications, and technology companies and the investment community. Robert oversees investment and consulting firm, First Maximilian Associates. Robert is the former chief executive officer of Achilles Media. Prior to this, Robert’s positions include President of the Americas for Fantastic Corp., Co-Founder and Chairman of Media Content plc and Managing Director for Europe and Asia Pacific at Kagan World Media. Robert has served as a Director on various public and private boards, and is Past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Seth Schorr – Board Of Directors
Seth Schorr is Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Gaming. Fifth Street Gaming (FSG) owns and/or operates a number of Las Vegas gaming locations including Downtown Grand Las Vegas, the Lucky Club Casino and Hotel, Opera House Saloon and Casino, Silver Nugget Casino, Little Macau Ultra Tavern, and Siegel Slots and Suites. Schorr also is CEO of Downtown Grand Las Vegas, a 634-room hotel located in downtown Las Vegas. From 1991 to 1999 Schorr worked in various departments at the Golden Nugget Laughlin, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino and Mirage Hotel & Casino. At Wynn Resorts, Schorr served as Director of Interactive Gaming.
Art Hamilton – CFO / CAO
Art Hamilton serves as Chief Financial and Administration Officer, and Treasurer of the Company. In this role, Mr. Hamilton is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the Company, including the development of financial and operational strategy; metrics tied to that strategy; and, the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. Mr. Hamilton received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business from the University of Baltimore and a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and Nevada. Prior to joining the Company in June 2018, Mr. Hamilton served as Chief Financial Officer of NYX Gaming Group and Chief Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President for Spectrum Group International. Mr. Hamilton also served as Director of Internal Audit for MGM Resorts International from 2006 to 2008, and as Director of Compliance and Treasury for Fontainebleau Resorts, LLC. during 2008 and 2009. Mr. Hamilton has over 25 years of experience related to capital raising, acquisitions, initial public offerings, operational issues, financial budgeting, planning and analysis, tax and capital investments, operational and financial controls, and internal and external reporting.
Danielle Rosenberg – Account Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO
Danielle has a degree in Business Management from Binghamton University, loves to learn, and is constantly acquiring new skills. A novice yogi, intermediate chess player, and expert crocheter, Danielle continues to build her knowledge in many areas. Danielle has been providing executive and virtual assistance to busy industry professionals for over eleven years. She loves the opportunity to work with fun people and challenges herself to make at least one person laugh every day.
Eli Weissman – Head of Product
Weissman, is an experienced manager, game designer and executive producer who has completed several successful launches for various products, including some of the largest video games releases in history. Weissman is the founder of Highline Games, a successful boutique game development studio and he was department head at both Rockstar Games and New York Times Television. He has also been also the managing director at multiple successful post-production facilities.
Jared Torres – Head of Product Management
Jared Torres brings over 15 years experience in gaming to GameCo. Most recently, Mr. Torres was Director of Product Management – Global Enabling Technologies at Aristocrat, where he managed the product roadmap for the game development and slot platforms. Previously, Mr. Torres was with Cadillac Jack, where he began as Director of Game Development and eventually was promoted to Vice President of Game Development for the company. His responsibilities included strategy and development of Class III and Class II gaming products, creation of the game development roadmap, and management of director-level leadership.
Successful products developed under his leadership include “SO HOTTM”, “FIRE WOLFTM”, and “CAT’S EYETM”. Mr.Torres holds a BS, Physics from Loyola University and a MBA from DePaul University. His responsibilities at GameCo will include product management and game design.
Anthony Farmer – Head of Engineering
With over 15 years of casino industry experience, Anthony has been a key player in the successful launch of several new platforms for Class II, Class III, and Mobile casinos. Prior to the casino industry, Anthony was a successful leader in the video game industry at companies like Adrenalin Entertainment, Mindscape, Psygnosis, and Take2 Interactive. Today he is applying all this experience at GameCo to ensure the success of their next generation of skill-based gaming for the casino industry.
Anthony Litton – Platform Engineer
Anthony brings years of varied experience to the role of lead UI/UX developer for GameCo. After a successful career in the Irish film industry, Anthony joined Rockstar Games in NYC and worked on every project from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Red Dead Redemption, first as a dialog editor then as a writer, producer and VO director. After leaving Rockstar Anthony co-founded Highline Games to make premium games for mobile, creating games for clients like Amplify, EverFi and Yale University. Anthony brings his hard won problem solving experience in many fields to everything he does and loves nothing more than forging ahead in a fresh direction. He is delighted to have found a home at GameCo where he can create something new every day.
Kevin Poretti – Software Engineer
Kevin is a recent graduate from Rowan University. There, he studied Electrical and Computer engineering. He worked at Lockheed Martin for about 2 years where he helped maintain the Oasis simulation component of the Aegis Weapon System. He has recently joined GameCo to help develop the various software components of the VGM.
Kameron Ghanavati – Production Coordinator
With over six years of experience in leadership, management, administrative, and community outreach duties, Kameron is excited to be part of the GameCo team to ensure the production process is as smooth as possible for all involved. With an extensive background in the arts, Kameron has helped lead projects such as recording, fundraising, and media outreach initiatives. He is excited to use these skills in the Gaming Industry.
Richard Maryyanek – Global Business Development
As Head of Global Business Development at GameCo, Maryyanek handles the licensing of I.P. and games, working with property holders, game developers and publishers, as well as the distribution of GameCo’s proprietary Video Game Gambling Machines (VGM™) throughout the world. Maryyanek has worked with leading marketing, branded consumer products, retail and entertainment companies for more than 25 years, managing marketing, research, sales, licensing, information technology and digital/social media.
Crystal Castillo – Business Development Manager
With 8 years of retail management and experience in digital marketing, Crystal has had the opportunity to gain skills in fields such as operations, sales and merchandising. Successfully launching social campaigns for various companies, Crystal hopes to bring her wide variety of skills to her role as Business Development Manager and contribute to the global success of GameCo.
Lina Pinilla – Graphic Designer
Lina (a.k.a Lipi Inverse) is a talented Graphic Designer and a graduate of Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá, Colombia. She has presented her work in art expositions in Colombia as well as in the US, while demonstrating powerful illustration skills in creating design assets for marketing, packaging and editorial purposes. She is now part of the GameCo team as a multi talented designer, bringing new creative visions to the VGM’s products.
Christopher Mathew Rogers – Vice President of Business Development Australasia
Chris is the founder and CEO of 113 East Limitada a Macau based company formed in 2007. 113E has built a strong reputation for gaming distribution/supply, operations and consulting services to various organizations throughout Australasia. He has co-founded and is an active Director at FabSmart Company Limited in Macau, Co-Founder of Transcity Asia now Suzo Happ Asia and was formerly the Director of International Sales & Marketing for Stargames, an Australian Gaming Company. Chris is an entrepreneur, who has worked in Asia for the past 16 years, of which he has lived in Macau for the past 10 years. He has a Diploma in Hospitality Management and over twenty five years of experience in the industry as a Gaming Executive.
Patricia Morelli – Vice President of Regulatory and Product Compliance
Morelli oversees GameCo’s game product and licensing compliance activities and works directly with a number of worldwide gaming regulatory agencies, including state testing facilities and independent test laboratories. Morelli will also take a lead role in external customer relations for GameCo and play a pivotal leadership role in business development. Previously, Morelli spent 20 years in compliance positions at CG Technology, Bally Technologies, Inc., Shuffle Master and Anchor Games, holding key management positions including product compliance, regulatory compliance and project management.
Marghertia Arvanites (aka M—) – Vice President of Operations and Service
Has over 10 years of experience on the manufacturing side of the gaming industry and has held executive level positions with Atronic, Progressive Gaming and Ainsworth Game Technology. Prior to the gaming industry she held senior level operations positions with GE Aircraft Engines, America West Air Lines and Advanced Protection Products.
Mike Giancaspro – Service Manager
Michael brings over a decade of metal working, technical, and game design experience to the role of Product Manager at GameCo. He leverages these skills to identify and create solutions to help ensure that products are brought to market ready to perform in casinos across the country. Observant and passionate Michael continually seeks to expand his knowledge and take on the challenges of this exciting new career.
Sam Lebreton – Electronics Engineer
Samuel has a master’s degree in Electronics and Digital Technologies from École Polytechnique de l’Université de Nantes. He is able to work on technical aspects, including but not limited to electronics, computer science, IoT, and multimedia services, as well as all the others different aspects necessary for project management . He has worked on projects ranging from security systems to medical technology for NYIT, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) .