Bally Technologies' CFO Robert Caller Retires; Neil Davidson Promoted to CFO
Bally Technologies, a provider of games, systems, and server-based technology solutions for the global gaming industry, has announced that Robert Caller will retire as chief financial officer (CFO) and that Neil Davidson has been promoted to senior vice president (SVP), CFO and corporate treasurer.
Davidson joined Bally in 2006 as vice president of corporate accounting, and was appointed chief accounting officer (CAO) in May 2008. During his tenure, he has worked directly under Caller in assisting the company to improve financial operations.
Previously, Davidson served as the vice president of finance for Multimedia Games, a gaming and systems company. He began his career working in the Houston office of KPMG, a global firm that provides audit, tax, and advisory services. At KPMG, Davidson held numerous positions, ending his tenure as audit manager. Davidson is a certified public accountant (CPA).
Caller joined Bally in April 2006 under a three-and-a-half year arrangement after a 30-year career with Ernst & Young. He agreed to extend the arrangement through fiscal 2010 to allow for this planned succession. Caller will continue to assist the company under a long-term consulting agreement and will play an active advisory role to support Davidson’s transition. Caller’s activities under the consulting arrangement include evaluation of merger and acquisition opportunities, international infrastructure, investor relations, and internal audit activities. Caller was also appointed to the company’s compliance committee.