SciPlay brings in Bombassei as new chief financial officer

| By Robert Fletcher
SciPlay, the social gaming division of Light & Wonder, has announced the appointment of Jim Bombassei as executive vice-president, chief financial officer and secretary.
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Due to take on his new roles from 1 December, Bombassei will oversee SciPlay’s financial operations and work with the leadership team and the business units on strategy and driving growth and value creation.

He replaces Daniel O’Quinn, who has been serving as interim CFO since August 2021. Upon Bombassei assuming his roles, O’Quinn will return to leading SciPlay’s finance and accounting teams as vice-president of finance.

Bombassei will join SciPlay after 28 years with mass media business Viacom, where he most recently served as senior vice-president of investor relations and treasurer.

During his time with Viacom, Bombassei also held a number of other roles including senior vice-president of investor relations and vice-president of investor relations.

Prior to joining Viacom in 1992, Bombassei spent six years as a consultant for the media and entertainment group at Ernst & Young’s audit practice.

“I am confident SciPlay is uniquely positioned to lead the industry and drive competitive differentiation,” Bombassei said. “Drawn by the company’s strong culture of collaboration, innovation and excellence, I see a compelling opportunity to drive significant growth and shareholder value and I look forward to partnering with Josh and the entire team to unlock SciPlay’s full potential.”

SciPlay chief executive Josh Wilson added: “Jim is an accomplished and strategic financial executive with extensive global experience and a demonstrated track record of success across multiple industries. 

“He brings a broad perspective to SciPlay with his keen understanding of the investment community, capital markets and value creation. As we advance on our strategy, Jim is the right leader for SciPlay’s finance organisation.”

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