Konami announces vice president-level appointments for sales directors
Konami Gaming has announced the promotions of Casey Whalen and Jay Bertsch to vice president of North American game sales and vice president of global systems sales, respectively.
Bertsch previously served as senior director of systems sales and maintained a role in growing the company’s global partnerships for more than a decade – including three years oversees with Konami Gaming’s sister company, Konami Australia. Bertsch will manage business development, account retention/acquisition, and sales targets for Konami’s Synkros systems division, as well as act as liaison for various internal/external organisational stakeholders.
Whalen, who joined Konami in 2012 as director of regional sales, has served in leadership roles across competitive western markets, receiving a promotion to senior director of regional sales in July 2016. In his new role as vice president of North American game sales, Whalen will be responsible for operational and strategic direction for North American game sales and lease/participation products.
“For years, Casey Whalen and Jay Bertsch have provided key support in championing Konami customers and advancing Konami’s market presence. They offer outstanding leadership and expertise for our sales division, with proven ability to achieve operational targets,” said Thomas Jingoli, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Konami Gaming. “As Konami’s game offering and systems technology continues to expand to new areas, the focus of our leadership remains on customer commitment and engaging entertainment.”