Konami promotes R&D leader to SVP and chief games officer

Konami Gaming announced on August 31 that it has promoted Gerard Crosby to Senior Vice President and Chief Games Officer.

Crosby has nearly three decades of experience in games research and development, hardware and software engineering, product strategy, and business operations management. He previously worked for gaming companies including Bally Technologies, Shuffle Master, and Aristocrat and has led games R&D at Konami Australia since 2001.

As senior vice president and chief games product officer for both Konami Gaming and Konami Australia, Crosby will be responsible for leading the company’s global games R&D, including vision, conceptualization, strategy, and execution.

In addition to serving as senior vice president and chief games product officer, Crosby is Konami Australia’s general manager of product development, director, office holder, and secretary. He’s also on the board of directors for the Australia-based not-for-profit Gaming Technologies Association, where he chairs the association’s technical committee.

“Gerard Crosby has been with the Konami organization for 23 years, leading with demonstrated commitment to product quality and driving exceptional results for casinos across diverse market segments,” said Konami Gaming President and CEO Steve Sutherland in a statement. “Through Gerard’s expanded leadership and ongoing collaboration between Konami’s world-class R&D teams in the United States, Australia, and Japan, we anticipate expanding games product outcomes for our casino customers worldwide.”

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