Electronic Game Card Appoints New US-based CFO
Electronic Game Card has appointed Thomas Schiff as its chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Linden Boyne who is retiring after serving as ECG’s interim CFO, corporate secretary and board member over the last three years. Schiff, formerly a certified public accountant (CPA) with over 15 years of public and private company CFO experience, will work from the company’s new headquarters to be located in Irvine, California.
Schiff brings over 30 years of executive experience in the gaming, electronic security, marketing and manufacturing industries. He received his CPA certification while at KPMG (formerly Peat, Marwick & Mitchell) where he was an audit services and computer audit specialist.
Previously, Schiff served as executive vice president and CFO for Planetwide Games, interactive entertainment software and digital media company, where he was involved in the transition of the company from development stage into commercialisation, executed license agreements with entities such as Electronic Arts, Sony Online Entertainment, National Geographic, Marvel Characters, and Viacom/Paramount Pictures. Prior to this, he was executive vice president and CFO of SSP Solutions, a digital security company providing PKI-based solutions, where he managed two mergers, multiple complex financings and significantly reduced expenses. From 1996 to 2000, Schiff was CFO for Gotcha International, an international trademark licensor of apparel products, responsible for the structuring and negotiations of numerous business ventures.