May 7, 2024 3 min read


Mike Cardell Joins Scientific Games as SVP, Americas Systems

The experienced executive brings a wide range of skills and expert knowledge that are expected to propel the company's growth

The leading retail and digital games supplier, technology, analytics and services provider, powering betting operators and government-sponsored lotteries across the globe, Scientific Games (SG), announced a new senior-level appointment. The company confirmed it appointed Mike Cardell for the role of senior vice president (SVP) of Americas Systems.

Joining the company, the executive brings nearly two decades of experience. Taking the role of SVP of Americas Systems at SG, Cardell is expected to help the company continue growing the reach of its lottery system business. He will oversee the existing relationships with the company’s clients while helping attract new business partners and growing lottery profits in a responsible manner.

Additionally, Cardell will play a pivotal role in SG’s business development strategies, including the execution and implementation of robust growth plans. He will use his extensive experience and provide strategic advice and guidance in a number of processes, including contract management, central and regional operations.

Back in January, SG appointed Andrew Jackson, an expert with significant experience, to the role of VP of ESG. With this appointment, the company signaled its plans to develop a number of strategic ESG initiatives, while expanding its presence across the globe.

The Executive Brings Extensive Experience

John Schulz, SG’s president, Americas and global instant products, shared his excitement about the latest appointment. He revealed that Cardell will help the company continue growing sustainably while developing different strategies. Moreover, Schulz predicted that the new SVP would ensure SG remains competitive while delivering exceptional services for its growing number of customers. “His strategic mindset and leadership experience make him a valuable addition to Scientific Games. We are excited to welcome him to our team,” said Schulz in conclusion.

With a keen understanding of developing strategies for sustainable growth, Mike will be instrumental in growing our systems business and ensuring innovation and operational excellence in our existing system operations.

John Schulz, president, Americas and global instant products at Scientific Games

Overall, Cardell brings more than 17 years of experience within a wide range of sectors. He is a proven leader with a track record in technology-based products and services, as well as transaction processing platforms. Throughout his experience, Cardell gained invaluable knowledge and a wide range of skills.

Before becoming a part of SG’s C-suite, he was employed by the global fintech and payments company, Fiserv. Overall, he was a part of the company for more than 11 years and held a number of important roles, including general manager of next gen solutions and vice president.


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