Founder and CEO
Ali Saffari is a proven executive with an exemplary 25-year track record of affecting positive growth, building and growing world-class organizations, and empowering others to succeed. Mr. Saffari’s reputation as a respected leader and mentor is complemented with his focus on building and maintaining client confidence by consistently producing innovative products and services. These high-quality, innovative products and services enabled gaming industry giant International Game Technology (IGT) to maximize profits and grow their market share, to the point that it became the undisputed worldwide leader in gaming technology. Mr. Saffari’s long and incredibly successful career in bringing innovations to the industry has provided a network of professional connections that is second to none. He has a worldwide reputation among gaming industry professionals as the person who can deliver on what to some often seem impossible goals.
In his more than two decades with IGT, Mr. Saffari served in various roles within the engineering organization – starting as a firmware engineer and working his way up to hold several senior-level positions, ultimately running the 800-person Engineering Department as its Senior Vice President. Spanning his IGT career, Mr. Saffari was credited with the development of three products that revolutionized the industry, resulted in multiple stock splits, and spurred two unprecedented worldwide machine replacement cycles. Mr. Saffari is recognized as one of the most influential individuals in gaming and is credited with contributing some of the most widely accepted and profitable technologies in the industry to date.
Ms. Bryant oversees finance, accounting, alliance, inventory, royalty and company equity functions and works closely with investors and lenders. She holds CPA, MBA, PMP and CIA designations.
Her experience includes 3 years internal audit for the former Fitzgeralds group, followed by 10 years at IGT. While at IGT, Darby played a key role in company integrations, new business model rollouts, Sarbanes-Oxley rollout, a company-wide ERP implementation, and software revenue recognition.