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IGT Names GM for DoubleDown Interactive

IGT has named e-commerce, online travel and mobile industry veteran Will Daugherty as general manager of its DoubleDown Interactive subsidiary.

Leading slot manufacturer International Game Technology announced that Will Daugherty will join the company as general manager of the DoubleDown Interactive subsidiary.

A seasoned veteran of the e-commerce, online travel and mobile industries, Daugherty most recently served as vice president of Amazon Payments, where he led the business to substantial growth in number of customers and revenue.

Previously, as president of Destination Services and Expedia local expert for Expedia, Inc., Daugherty delivered sustained revenue and profit growth, established a new brand, and launched operations in multiple international markets. He has also held executive roles at AT&T Wireless and McKinsey & Company.

In his new role, Daugherty will oversee the day-to-day management of IGT’s DoubleDown Interactive social gaming subsidiary. He will focus on continuing to grow revenue and player base while expanding distribution platforms including mobile and international.

“We’re excited about the addition of Will Daugherty as general manager for DoubleDown Interactive,” said IGT CEO Patti Hart. “Will’s expertise enhances our leadership and business management capabilities. Having a seasoned executive with a strong background in e-commerce and mobile will add valuable experience as we take DoubleDown to the next level.”

“I am thrilled to join the leadership team of IGT, an exciting business at the intersection of technology and entertainment,” said Daugherty. “I look forward to helping DoubleDown continue to grow by innovating and delivering exceptional customer experiences.”