Artemis Strategic Investment Corp
- Gaming, Hospitality, Entertainment, Technology, Sports, Restaurant, Wellness
Holly Gagnon serves as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson . From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Gagnon served as Chief Executive Officer of Seneca Gaming Corporation, which manages the gaming operations of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Prior to this, she served as Chief Executive Officer for Chumash Enterprises for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians from 2015 to 2017. Before joining Chumash Enterprises, Ms. Gagnon served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearl River Resort from 2012 to 2015 and, prior to this, in a number of key financial and operational roles with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, MGM Resorts International and Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. Ms. Gannon serves as a board member of GameWorks, Inc. In addition, she is a founding board member of Global Gaming Women Charitable Education Fund and a Distinguished Fellow for the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ms. Gagnon holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University in Massachusetts and an MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu. Ms. Gagnon’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her significant leadership experience in the gaming industry.
Philip Kaplan serves as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and President . In addition, Mr. Kaplan serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GameWorks, Inc., which operates a chain of entertainment venues focusing on video gaming, since 2018 and as Managing Partner of April Mountain Properties, LLC since 2013. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Kaplan was the Chief Executive Officer and board member at dbtech, a private equity-held a provider of healthcare workflow automation solutions. Mr. Kaplan served as Chief Operating Officer and board member of Quality Systems, Inc. from 2008 to 2010 and as President, Chief Operating Officer and board member at VitalStream Holdings, Inc. from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Kaplan holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Davis.
Thomas Granite serves as our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary . In addition, Mr. Granite serves as Chief Executive Officer of Azoria Foods. From 2019 to 2020, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Maverick Gaming LLC, a casino operator. Prior to this, Mr. Granite worked at Jefferies Financial Group from 2010 to 2019, most recently serving as Managing Director in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking group, where he worked with clients across the gaming industry, and served at Merrill Lynch as Director of Gaming, Leisure, and Transportation Investment Banking from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Granite holds a B.A. in Art History from Bucknell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Scott Shulak serves as our Senior Vice President . Mr. Shulak is the owner and Managing Member of Keyport Solutions. From 2019 to 2020, he served as Senior Vice President Corporate Accounting at Maverick Gaming LLC. Prior to this, Mr. Shulak served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Cannae Holdings, Inc. from 2018 to 2019 and as auditor at Deloitte & Touche from 2012 to 2018. Prior to joining Deloitte & Touche, Mr. Shulak was an auditor with KPMG from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Shulak is a licensed certified public accountant and holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Florida State University.
Matthew Anfinson will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Anfinson served as the Chief Operating Officer of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, the largest gaming company in Canada, from 2019 to 2020. Prior to this, Mr. Anfinson held various operational, finance and marketing roles during a 15-year career at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, most recently as Corporate Senior Vice President of Operations from 2016 to 2019. Mr. Anfinson holds a B.A. in Finance from Wartburg College and an MBA from the Tippie School of Management at University of Iowa. Mr. Anfinson’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive experience in the operations finance, marketing and development within the gaming market.
Rodney Butler will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Butler serves as the Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, a position he has held since 2010. Simultaneously, he served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer for Foxwoods Resort Casino from June 2018 to August 2019. Mr. Butler was also the Chairman of the Tribal Business Advisory Board, an executive body responsible for overseeing non-gaming businesses and commercial properties of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Butler serves on the board of trustees for Roger Williams University and as a member of the board of directors for the Mystic Aquarium. Mr. Butler holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut. Mr. Butler’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his significant experience in the gaming industry, along with extensive experience in government relations at both the state and national level.
Anna Massion will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Ms. Massion currently serves as Independent Non-Executive Director at Playtech plc, a gambling software development company, and PlayAGS, Inc., a company that develops and manufactures casino games, systems and technology. From 2014 to 2019, she served as Senior Analyst at PAR Capital Management Inc. Prior to this, Ms. Massion served as Director of Gaming, Lodging and Leisure Research at Hedgeye Risk Management, LLC from 2008 to 2014 and as Vice President and Senior Research Analyst at Marathon Asset Management in 2008. Ms. Massion holds a B.S in Finance and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Massion’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include her extensive professional experience as an investment and finance professional with deep experience in the gaming and hospitality sectors.
Andro Nodarse-León will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Nodarse-León currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of LionGrove LLC, a hospitality investment firm that he founded in 2018. From 2005 to 2018, Mr. Nodarse-León served as the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Leon, Mayer & Co., a Miami and New York City based private equity and investment banking firm that he co-founded in 2005. From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Nodarse-León co-founded Leon, Mayer & Co.’s first private equity platform, Endeavor Schools, where he led financing efforts, investment activities, operational oversight and optimization. Mr. Nodarse-León holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.S.E. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Nodarse-León’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his significant professional investment experience with acquisition and financing transactions across multiple sectors, including hospitality and entertainment.
Leonard Wanger will serve on our board of directors following the completion of this offering. Mr. Wanger currently serves as a Managing Partner at Deer Valley Ventures, LLC, a financing firm. He has served as the Chief Technology Manager at Impossible Objects, Inc., an industrial 3D printer manufacturer, from 2017 to present and as a technology sector analyst and portfolio manager of the William Harris Technology Fund, an equity hedge fund he founded, from 2002 to 2013. Prior to this, Mr. Wanger founded or co-founded several technology companies. He serves as a director of the Acorn Foundation, as a member of the Museum of Science and Industry Presidents Counsel and as an advisor to the Fab Foundation. Mr. Wanger holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Iowa and an M.S. in Computer Graphics from Cornell University. Mr. Wanger’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive experience as an investor and advisor with both private and public companies.