Company Overview > Management
    Edwin J. McGuinn  
  Chief Executive Officer

Edwin J. McGuinn was named Chief Executive Officer in May 2000 and Chairman in 2009. From 2003 to 2008 he also served as Chairman and CEO of MRU Holdings, Inc., a public specialty finance company in direct to consumer private education loans via the internet.

Previously, Mr. McGuinn was President and CEO of Automated Trading Systems, Inc., an internet-based securities firm and one of the first proprietary web-based systems for trading investment grade and high yield bonds. Mr. McGuinn also held executive management positions at Lehman Brothers, Mabon Securities and Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. He spent eleven years at Lehman Brothers as an Executive Vice President where he was a member of the firm's fixed income operating committee responsible for domestic and international trading and sales in New York, London and Tokyo.

Mr. McGuinn received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and economics from Colgate University, and a master's degree in accounting from NYU. He holds a CPA license from the State of New York.

    Michael W. Yacenda  
  President and Chief Operating Officer

During the past several years as eLOT, Inc. was in its developmental stage, Mr. Yacenda has been Managing Director and co-founder of MeetingBridge, LLC a virtual conferencing company. The company has grown from 0 to $5 MLN in revenues in three years and reached profitability in its second year. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Yacenda was president of eLottery Inc., a subsidiary of eLOT, Inc. which built and operated the National Indian Lottery over the internet under a Compact between the State of Idaho and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Executone Information Systems, (the public company predecessor of eLOT, Inc.), an integrated telecom equipment and service provider with sales of $300 million. He has also held senior management positions at ISOETEC and Arthur Andersen.

He received a BS in Business Administration and a MBA from Penn State. He holds a CPA license from the State of CT.

    Anthony F. Yacenda  
  Chief Information Officer

Anthony F. Yacenda provided consulting support to eLottery in 2003 and was named CIO in January, 2005. Mr. Yacenda has extensive experience in internet sales and ecommerce. Previously, Mr. Yacenda co-founded two successful ecommerce ventures: Kemper Enterprise Group and MeetingBridge. Kemper Enterprise Group, a direct marketer of automobile insurance, was founded in 1997. Mr. Yacenda managed the design and development, the first internet site that enabled a prospect to complete the purchase of an automobile insurance policy online. MeetingBridge, founded in 2001 is an internet retailer of conferencing services. Mr Yacenda designed and implemented MeetingBridge"s web-based sales and service infrastructure.

Mr. Yacenda has over 25 year experience designing and developing technology solutions, including 7 years with the Consulting Division of Arthur Andersen & Co (now Accenture). A CPA, he received a BS in Business Administration from Penn State where he graduated with distinction.

    Gregory Ziemak  
  Manager of Governmental Lottery Marketing.

During the past several years as eLOT, Inc. was in its developmental stage, Mr. Ziemak has been in charge of all governmental lottery marketing. In addition, he is the President of Ziemak Consulting, a lottery industry consulting company. Prior to this, he has been the Director of the Connecticut and Kansas Lotteries and has served as President of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries ("NASPL") and Chairman of the Powerball Game Group. He has also held senior management positions at the Yaffee Group, supervising the Michigan Lottery advertising account, and International Game Technology, managing their video lottery accounts in New York and Rhode Island.

He received a BA in Economics from Boston College, an MA in Political Science from Trinity College and an MS in Management from Rensselaer.

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