GameWorks, Inc. names three independent directors to board

GameWorks, Inc., an esports and entertainment company for millennials, teens and families with seven locations nationwide, announced today the appointment of three independent directors to its Board of Directors. Effective immediately, the Board will consist of six members in total.

Holly Gagnon, Eric Mersch and Len Wanger were each named members of the Board of Directors joining existing members Philip N. Kaplan, chairman of the board, also chief executive officer of the company and Randall Abrahams and Luke LaHaie, who serve as executive chairman and director, respectively at ExWorks Capital, owner of GameWorks.

As president and chief executive officer of Seneca Gaming Corporation, Gagnon brings extensive expertise to the GameWorks Board in the gaming arena, which spans the course of her 34-year career. In her position at Seneca Gaming Corporation, she oversees operations of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, N.Y. and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca, N.Y. She has spent her career focusing on the guest experience, employee engagement and driving bottom line results.

Mersch, with nearly 20 years of finance experience, is an equity partner at FLG Partners, where he serves as interim CFO to venture-backed SaaS companies. Mersch specializes in strategic planning, equity and debt fundraising, financial planning and analysis, business intelligence, accounting and auditing. 

Wanger is chief technology manager for Impossible Objects, a leading, industrial 3D printer manufacturer. He is an expert in software systems and data analytics.

“The appointments of independent directors Holly, Eric and Len will complement and strengthen our existing board of owners and officers,” said Philip N. Kaplan, chief executive officer at GameWorks. 

“Each brings diverse business acumen within their respective areas of expertise, all of which will prove beneficial to GameWorks’ expansion and continued penetration within gaming and esports, a significant growth area for our Company. 

“The new Board compilation will bring vision and related experience to both the Company and industry, and we look forward to the contributions Holly, Eric and Len will make in their Board positions with GameWorks. It’s an exciting time for GameWorks as we capitalize on a brand that has successfully been an entertainment destination for many for more than two decades.” 

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