LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global Cash Access, Inc. (“GCA”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Cash Access, Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA), a global provider of innovative cash access, cash handling solutions and business intelligence services for gaming establishments, today announced the appointment of Robert Myhre to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer effective October 1, 2012.
In his role as Chief Information Officer, Mr. Myhre will report to David Lopez, President, and will assume the responsibility for the company’s information technology, network and field services, and processing relationships.
Mr. Myhre has 25 years of payments industry expertise, joining GCA from his previous position at Master Card as Group Head – Integrated Processing Solutions where he oversaw development for debit and prepaid processing solutions. Prior to his position with Master Card, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of a number of payment business divisions at Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) and eFunds Corporation. While at eFunds, Mr. Myhre also served as Vice President of Product Management, and Director of Business Development.
“We welcome Robert’s wealth of experience gained while with Master Card and FIS and look forward to his contributions to the GCA team where his payments industry relationships and knowledge will mesh well with our existing team’s experience in gaming and payments,” commented Scott Betts, Chief Executive Officer for GCA. “Robert’s appointment once again reinforces GCA’s commitment as the technology and service leaders in the gaming payments industry and ensures we are positioned to execute on our robust brick and mortar, internet and international new business plans.”
In joining GCA, Mr. Myhre stated, “I am pleased to join the industry leader and a management team committed to excellence, continuous improvement and product advancement.”
GCA is a leading provider of cash access products and related services to approximately 1,100 casinos, as well as other gaming entities in the United States, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and Asia. GCA’s unique gaming products and solutions are best in breed and provide gaming patrons access to cash through a variety of methods, including ATM cash withdrawals, point-of-sale debit card and credit card cash access transactions, check verification and warranty services, and Western Union money transfers. Through Western Money Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary, GCA is a leading manufacturer and distributer of cash handling devices and related software. GCA also provides products and services that improve credit decision-making, automate cashier operations and enhance patron loyalty activities for gaming establishments. With its proprietary database of gaming patron credit history and transaction data on millions of gaming patrons worldwide, GCA is recognized for successfully developing and deploying technological innovations that increase client profitability, operational efficiency and patron loyalty. More information is available at GCA’s website at www.gcainc.com.
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Source: Global Cash Access, Inc.