Affinity Interactive, an omnichannel gaming company and a portfolio company of Z Capital Group, has appointed Halise Ekmen Uysal as chief financial officer.
Ekmen Uysal will oversee AI’s finance organization in planning for and executing on AI’s growth initiatives across its casinos and digital media platforms, including Daily Racing Form, DRF Bets and DRF Sports. She has more than 20 years of finance and accounting leadership experience in roles of increasing responsibility, from property-level management to the C-suite. Most recently, she served as chief finance, strategy and transformation officer for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, which included the Chumash Casino Resort and its other investments. Earlier in her career, she worked at Caesars Entertainment Corp. for 12 years in various finance roles.
“The addition of Halise to the management team further strengthens AI’s leadership across its entire platform of premier casinos, online gaming offerings and digital media,” says James J. Zenni Jr., chairman of Affinity Interactive. “I’m confident her two decades of diverse finance experience and extensive business acumen will be valuable across the organization as AI builds on its positive momentum, delivers world-class customer experiences and drives continued growth.”