The Linq3 team is represented by a cross section of executives with deep experience and skills from the lottery, technology and payments industries.
They have proven themselves in leadership roles with many of the most successful state lottery, gaming and technology businesses in North America.
They are now focused on helping lotteries reach more players and realize more opportunity through the power of Linq3’s technology.
Tom is responsible for corporate oversight, strategic decision making, and the management of overall operations and resources.
Tom is also the Chairman of the Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation, which was founded in 1985. The Foundation's mission is to fund education, medical research and social causes.
Tom currently also serves on the board of the Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus. He served on the Board and was a significant shareholder of Portal Player, a supplier of digital and audio technology platforms for the consumer electronics market. The company supplied Apple with its first chip for the Apple iPod. The company went public and was subsequently sold to NVIDIA.
Matt is responsible for all company legal matters.
Matt has 20 years of expertise as in-house legal counsel for technology-centered organizations. He is both an attorney and engineer. His specializations include information technology, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and privacy and data protection.
Most recently, Matt was Deputy General Counsel – Operations as well as the Global Vice President of Legal Technology for Travelport. During his 12-years with Travelport, Matt was based in Atlanta as well as London.
Previously, Matt was an associate attorney with the Atlanta law firm now known as Kilpatrick Townsend. Before his legal career, Matt worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Congress and as a research engineer.
Matt earned his JD from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering. He is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia.
Craig is Vice President of Lottery Customer Success Management.
Craig joined Linq3 in 2011 and is a lottery industry veteran with over 29 years of experience encompassing all phases and levels of lottery technology, management and operations. His vast experience includes multiple state start-ups, system conversions, domestic and international systems deliveries, account and budget management and new business development.
Craig possesses a unique combination of state lottery and gaming vendor experience in multiple jurisdictions with an overall knowledge of gaming system transaction processing and lottery business processes.
Craig began his lottery career with the launch of the Florida Lottery in 1987 as a Software Project Leader, leaving in 1993 to join the newly formed Georgia Lottery Corporation, serving as the Vice President of Systems Development.
In 2000, Craig moved to the gaming vendor side joining Automated Wagering International as Director of Internet Development. In 2002, he moved to GTECH Corporation as Regional Director of Business Development and spent 5 years as the Account Director for GTECH’s Online and Instant gaming contracts after the launch of the North Carolina Education Lottery.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Systems Science from the University of West Florida.
Mark leads all initiatives relating to the protection of information assets and technology.
Mark has over 30 years of expertise in cybersecurity and information technology infrastructure with leading financial and technology companies. Before joining Linq3, Mark served as Chief Information Officer at Travelport and GMAC where he led global information security and risk teams.Mark is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and has spoken at various security summits for the Information Risk Executive Board.
Mark has a BA in Criminology and Computer Science from Ohio State University.
John is responsible for product strategy and innovation and leads teams in product development, management, and operations.
John brings over 15 years of experience and insights as an executive, entrepreneur, and advisor across a wide range of industries. Before Linq3, he served in leadership roles at Jabian Consulting and Deloitte supporting clients in government, healthcare, financial services and consumer products. John co-founded and currently serves on the board GIVN Goods, a certified B-corporation, which has provided over 1M days of clean water to people in need through the sale of GIVN branded consumer products.
John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia.
Tom manages the Finance, Human Resources, and Accounting functions.
Tom brings over 25 years of operational and finance experience with an emphasis on process improvement and strategic planning. Prior to joining Linq3, he served as the Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer for Doosan Infacore America, an international heavy equipment manufacturer, for 18 years. Tom was responsible for the Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Legal functions for multiple Doosan companies simultaneously. Additionally, he established and managed a private label finance company for Doosan in North and South America.
Mr. Lattie has a Masters and Bachelor degree from Georgia State University and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Mark is responsible for all marketing, business development and communications.
Mark is a strategic marketing and communications professional with over ten years of experience within the world of sport and entertainment. Prior to joining Linq3, Mark was Senior Vice President at Teneo Sports, a boutique sports marketing company specializing in major sporting event bids, corporate sponsorship strategy, and rights holder consulting.
Mark has advised numerous government and city administrations in the US, Europe and Asia, some of the biggest global sponsors of sports, and the leadership of some of the world’s most recognized sports properties. From January 2016 to September 2017, Mark co-developed the brand architecture, campaign plan and presentation strategy for the successful Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Sciences from UK-based Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics.
Travis is responsible for the implementation of technical strategies and management of product research and development activities.
Travis previously served as Linq3’s Vice President of Product Development. In this role, he led activities for new product enhancements, product design, software development, and quality assurance. Prior to joining Linq3, he was Chief Architect at Worldpay with responsibilities for overall architecture strategy and direction for the U.S. business line.
Travis has held progressive technology leadership roles within the financial services industry. During his tenure at Worldpay, he led teams responsible for development, architecture and technology operations teams.
During the past 15 years, Travis gained deep experience in the payments industry delivering service to meet a variety of different customer’s needs. He has designed and delivered high performance, continuously available systems and software.
Travis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.
Marilyn is a member of the Board of Directors and a consultant.
Marilyn has a deep understanding of the casino industry as she previously served as the President of seven Las Vegas strip casinos and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for an 80,000 employee casino company.
In 2010-2013, Marilyn was the President of Wynn/Encore Las Vegas, responsible for all revenue centers, including casino, hotel, food & beverage, retail and entertainment.Marketing, finance, and human resources also reported to her.Wynn/Encore has 4750 hotel rooms, 10,000 employees, and holds the record for achieving the highest gaming revenue in Nevada history.
Before Marilyn’s tenure at Wynn/Encore, she was President of multiple Caesars’ casinos simultaneously:Bally’s, Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood (2006-2010) as well as Harrah’s Las Vegas and Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino (2004-2008).She was responsible for over $3B in facilities, 7500 hotel rooms, and 450,000 square feet of convention space.Marilyn was the operational leader who integrated the newly acquired Planet Hollywood into Caesars Entertainment.
Before she assumed casino operating responsibilities, Marilyn was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Harrah’s Entertainment (1999-2004), where she led the recruitment, training, compensation, benefits and HR systems for the 80,000+ employee company.Additionally, she was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employers International Welfare Fund (HEREIU).
Currently, Marilyn is a member of the board of trustees and executive committee of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and a member of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada board.She serves on the advisory board of Nicholas & Company, a privately-held Salt Lake City-based food distributor.
Marilyn also served as a board member of Caesars Entertainment as it emerged from bankruptcy in 2017-2018.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and masters of education from the University of Utah.
Carole is a consultant and advisor to the management team.
Carole served as executive director of the New Jersey Lottery from June 2010 until her retirement in December 2018.Under her leadership, the lottery achieved annual sales of more than $3 billion with net revenue of nearly $1 billion.As director, Carole managed the unique public/private partnership with Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group, LLC that provides sales and marketing services to the lottery. She previously served the New Jersey Lottery as deputy executive director from 1994 until she was appointed acting director from 2001 until 2003.In June, 2010, Gov. Chris Christie appointed Carole as executive director. Prior to serving at the Lottery, she spent more than two decades working in public accounting specializing in forensic accounting.
In addition to her responsibilities as executive director of the New Jersey Lottery, Carole served on the Executive Committee of NASPL as their Region 1 Director and was a member of the World Lottery Association Audit Committee. She is a former member of the AICPA Council, is a current member and Past President of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and chairs the Citizens Advisory Board of Health South Rehabilitation Hospital.She formerly served for nineteen years as a Trustee of the Stockton University of New Jersey which she chaired from 1997 to 1999.
In 2016, Carole was the first woman and only the fifth person to be awarded the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award by the Public Gaming Research Institute.In 2017, she was also awarded the PGRI Lottery Industry Statesperson Award.
Carole holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgian Court University in New Jersey, is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.