Joe A. Sigrist
IGT Senior Vice President and General Manager of IGT’s DoubleDown Casino
Joe A. Sigrist is Senior Vice President and General Manager of IGT’s DoubleDown Casino. In this role he is responsible for managing all aspects of the Company’s leading B2C social casino business including P&L, operations, engineering, game development and marketing. Sigrist joined IGT in 2012 and has held several senior leadership positions within the Company. Most recently, he was IGT Senior Vice President of Global Product Management and Operations where he lead major, company-wide job functions such as manufacturing, product management, engineering and game design. Sigrist boasts more than 16 years of experience in executive management. Before joining IGT, he served as Vice President and General Manager at Avaya, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Polycom, and President and CEO of Hammerhead Systems, where he also served on the board of directors. Sigrist holds an MBA from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and a Bachelor of Science also from Santa Clara University.
VP of Marketing
John leads our marketing and business development teams and is on a mission to make DoubleDown Casino famous around the globe and the next great consumer brand. He is a consumer marketer with a track record of building brands and businesses from the customer up. From fabric softener to fried chicken to wireless, he has created and developed new brands like Sidekick and T-Mobile, while revitalizing tired but venerable brand names such as KFC. With over 25 years of experience in multiple categories and countries, John has built and led marketing, communication and innovation teams at Pepsico, Colgate-Palmolive, YUM Brands and T-Mobile. Joining Voicestream, a small regional wireless carrier, he led the effort that rebranded and built T-Mobile into a household name and one of the 'Big 4' wireless carriers. John has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Finance from Queen's University.
Vice President of Engineering
Jason leads our ever growing engineering team here at DoubleDown and is committed to using the latest tools and technology to create the best possible player experience. No stranger to scaling experiences for all to enjoy, Jason arrives at DoubleDown after 15 years at ESPN where he previously led both product and engineering for fantasy sports as well as everyone’s favorite bracket game, ESPN Tournament Challenge. Prior to that, Jason served as an Officer in the Canadian Navy, after graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada.