Connie James is Light & Wonder’s head checks and balances honcho as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary. In this role, Connie oversees the Company’s global financial strategy and is responsible for executing financial best practices and maximizing shareholder value. She also oversees the Finance, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Facilities, IT and Procurement functions of the Company.
As a seasoned financial executive with nearly 20 years of gaming experience in financial and operational roles, she has a stellar track record of integrity and delivering successful business, cultural and financial transformations.
Connie joined the Company in January 2020 and served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company’s Gaming business unit where she led the business unit through unprecedented disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also played a critical role in defining the Company’s strategic vision to become the leading cross-platform global game company.
Prior to joining the Company, Connie served as the Corporate Vice President Finance – Business Operations and Supply Chain at Cargill. Previously, she spent nearly 10 years in a variety of leadership positions at Aristocrat Leisure Limited, including CFO of Global Land Based Gaming and CFO of Americas and Business Operations. During her time with Aristocrat, she was instrumental in driving record growth and evolving the business through social acquisitions. Connie also served as a Manager of Risk Services with Deloitte Australia.
Because crunching numbers and analyzing data is sort of her thing, she is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in Accounting from University of Nevada Las Vegas, Honors College. Connie also completed the Strategic Financial Leadership course at Stanford Graduate School of Business. When she’s not wading through numbers and spreadsheets, she loves getting free game bonuses in 88 Fortunes.