Our leadership team
Founder & CEO
John is the founder and CEO of NRT Technology Corp, which he launched in 1993.
John has an engineering background which served him well in developing NRT into a global gaming industry technology leader. With more than four decades of experience in the gaming and retail technology industries, he is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, vision and determination that have fueled such a successful track record. John can be credited with several inventions that have dramatically changed the operational efficiency and revenue generation of gaming floors around the world, including, ticket redemption (TITO) kiosks, jackpot attendant kiosks, and 3-in-1 ATM embedded into ticket redemption kiosks.
John was named the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005 (Data and Communications Technology). In addition, under John’s leadership NRT has been awarded the “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies” designation for each of the last 11 years, including 5 years in a row as a “Platinum” member of the prestigious 50 Best Managed Companies club.
Under John’s leadership, the companies solution portfolio has positioned NRT as the only entity capable of meeting all cash and cashless payments, marketing, big data, marker underwriting, table game intelligence & analytics, casino cage and compliance solution needs for global gaming operators.
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Michael leads NRT’s global marketing, communications, and product design and strategy teams.
This team is responsible for all initiatives to support NRT’s portfolio of products and services, market intelligence, communications efforts, and corporate brand strategy across all business channels. Since joining the company in 2004, and now a member of NRT’s leadership team, Michael oversees all of the day-to-day business activities, to ensure consistency and clarity of NRT products and services for its customers around the globe.
Chief Digital Officer
As Chief Digital Officer, Aron oversees some of the company’s key cutting-edge technologies and initiatives. He is an award-winning innovator, and most recently, the founder and CEO of OfferCraft, which was acquired by NRT.
Prior to this, he served as CEO of MacroView Labs, a mobile software start-up that was acquired by Bally Technologies (now part of Scientific Games NASDAQ: SGMS), Vice President of Mobile & Interactive at Bally, an SVP at Hill & Knowlton (part of WPP), and a Director at The Advisory Board Company, a top healthcare consulting firm (part of UnitedHealth Group). As an industry thought leader on a wide range of business and future technology topics, Aron has been invited to deliver more than 1,000 presentations at conferences globally, and in 2011, was named one of the Top 10 Rising Business Leaders, by Las Vegas Business Press.
Diran is Executive Vice President of Sales for NRT Technology, with nearly 40 years of experience in the gaming, hospitality and retail industries.
Prior to joining NRT, he was Executive Vice President of Sales for Global Cash Access Inc. (NYSE: EVRI). Under his direction, over the span of a decade he tripled annual revenues and EBITDA to $600 million and $100 million, respectively. Prior to GCA, Diran was with First Data Corporation, serving as Vice President of the Chase Banking Alliance for the Travel and Entertainment sector. He also has 15 years of consumer product sales and marketing experience specializing in product sales to department stores, mass merchants, drug store chains, wholesale clubs and supermarkets.
EVP Corporate Development & General Counsel
Josh is responsible for legal, regulatory compliance and corporate development activities for NRT. Over the past 10 years, Josh has been instrumental in driving NRT’s growth through a series of strategic acquisitions and partnerships, most recently with a string of 6 acquisitions between September 2017 and June 2018. Josh also assumed the role of Interim General Manager for TNS Solutions (2014 to 2016) following NRT’s acquisition of Fiserv, Inc.’s ATM ISO assets. Prior to rejoining NRT in 2008, Josh practiced corporate/commercial litigation at a boutique firm in Toronto, and later practiced corporate law Bennett Jones LLP.
EVP of Client Relationships
Rosa oversees the Global Client Relationship team, which serves as the catalyst for the development of new products, enhancements to current products, submissions for compliance in new jurisdictions, and the evolution of internal service groups to meet the needs of an expanding customer base.
Since joining NRT in 2001, Rosa has managed year-over-year sales growth, which has resulted in added revenues, increased customers and new territories. Rosa plays a leading role in new business development, including negotiating all major corporate accounts, as well as being responsible for validating the evolving business needs of existing clients, and cultivating new sales opportunities. As a Certified Project Leader, she also has a successful background as a management consultant and considerable experience in the corporate retail industry.
SVP Systems and Development
Since joining NRT in 2017, Joe has been responsible for all software development, payment systems and project management functions, helping to drive innovation and modernization of the assets which made NRT the leading provider of cash access hardware and solutions to the global gaming market.
He has over 38 years experience in the POS, banking and payment industries. Previously, Joe served as President of TDG Inc, a software development company to the embedded payments terminal industry specializing in cryptology, chip cards, near field communication, PCI and EMV, where he managed a team of software developers, project managers and quality assurance analysts. TDG provided services to large acquirers and issuers such as First Data, TD Bank, BMO and Moneris, leading terminal manufacturers and large retailers such as Safeway, A&P, McDonald’s, HBC and Ikea.
Prior to this role he was Senior Architect for the Bank of Montreal, working on strategic initiatives and performing technical due diligence evaluations for various mergers and acquisitions.
SVP, Services & Operations
Since joining NRT in 1998, Gary has been responsible for all management issues related to operations, focusing on service, manufacturing and warehouse logistics.
His primary duties center on the design, testing and quality assurance measurement for all NRT products. He also manages relationships with NRT’s hardware support vendors and specialists. Prior to joining NRT, Gary was at MAI for 25 years, where he held various management positions, including Director of Sales, Director of Service and Director of Operations.