Sales veteran Chris Vecchione joins Tigapo
Tigapo, the cloud-based arcade management and monetisation system designed for coin-operated machines, has announced the hire of Chris Vecchione as sales manager. Vecchione has 35 years of experience working primarily within the coin-operated entertainment, gaming, and hospitality industries.
Most recently, as owner of MVP Network Sales, Vecchione has represented multiple providers of products and services to the hospitality location owners, including arcade game sales, placements, and consulting for fun centres, ATM sales, and equipment for bar and restaurant businesses. Vecchione has also represented VR hardware and solutions for amusement locations and Sacoa’s cashless payment systems.
Vecchione owned and operated the largest street amusement route in Pennsylvania from 2004 to 2013 and earlier in his career he was a coin-op distributor for 35 years in the NE United States.
“I’ve spent the lion’s share of my career in front of both street and FEC operators and locations so the shift to selling mobile payment systems will be seamless,” noted Vecchione. “I am excited by the tremendous opportunity to work with such a talented Tigapo team and help operators understand the real value of touchless payment systems.”
Vecchione reports to Tigapo’s director of sales, Ted Parsons and joins the team led by US-based CEO Sid Banon working to roll out new touch-free cashless payment systems to family entertainment centres, as well as amusement and vending route operators.
“Chris’ extensive experience in many facets of sales and operations in the amusement industry makes him uniquely qualified to talk to operators and locations about their concerns and present Tigapo’s solutions”, noted Ted Parsons. “I’m excited to work together to help transform the industry with our innovative cashless payment system.”