Ram has a great passion for the retail payments space and has embraced our deep heritage in the global gaming market. He has a consistent track record of growing businesses while improving profitability and is focused on delivering solutions to our clients. Over the past several years, he has effectively identified and rationalized strategic acquisitions to create enterprise value. His previous roles in technology outsourcing and financial services makes him an ideal fit for our company. Ram has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Colorado and an MS in Management from the Krannert School at Purdue University.
Randy Taylor’s professional background lies in accounting and finance. CPA certified, he most recently worked at Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, a broadcast holding company, where he spent over 10 years and held a number of finance positions. He began his tenure there as Vice President/Corporate Controller and advanced to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Principal Financial Accounting Officer. During that time, Citadel completed an initial public and secondary offerings and numerous radio station acquisitions, a restructuring; and, finally, a merger with Cumulus Media in September 2011. Randy has also worked for gaming-related companies—Aladdin Gaming LLC, developer/operator of the Aladdin Resort and Casino, and Showboat, Inc., a hotel-casino owner/operator—as well as for the audit, tax and advisory services firm, KPMG Peat Marwick. Randy received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Denver. He joined GCA in 2011.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Secretary for Global Cash Access, Inc. Attorney Juliet Lim’s background as a corporate attorney is both broad and diverse. She served as the Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a banking and payments technology company. She was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Fender Musical Instruments, Inc., a guitar manufacturer, and the ASU Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages Arizona State University endowments and real estate assets. Juliet also held various senior legal positions for Honeywell International, Inc., a manufacturer of automation and control technology. She began her career as a partner at the law firm now known as Lewis Roca Rothgerber. She received a J.D. and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Arizona. She joined GCA in February 2014.
David Lucchese has been a leader in the gaming industry for more than 25 years. In his previous role as Executive Vice President of Sales at GCA, he staunchly advocated product innovation and holistically served all customers. His leadership extending beyond sales, he also was influential in establishing operational efficiencies that were mutually beneficial to GCA and its clients. Previously, David held sales leadership positions with Bally Technologies, Inc., technology-based gaming devices and systems; Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., leading land-based and online gaming solutions; and Casino Data Systems, a producer of technology-driven products for the gaming industry. He received a B.S. in Marketing and Management from Indiana University. He joined GCA in April 2010.
Robert Myhre’s career encompasses more than 25 years in the electronic payments sector. He headed the group—IPS, IPS Product Delivery and Debit Product, Global Products and Solutions—at MasterCard Worldwide, a financial services corporation. For more than 10 years, he held several key positions at FIS/eFunds, a provider of banking software and tools. One was as general manager of a third party processing business, Global Product Management. While at M&I Data Services (now FIS), Robert managed IT teams responsible for a payments switch and cards, operations and systems. Also, for EDS, an IT equipment and services company, he was a systems engineer. Robert received an M.B.A. from Marquette University and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. He joined GCA in October 2012.