Longtime FEC chain GameWorks has a new captain at the helm, Philip N. Kaplan (right), who brings nearly 30 years of diverse business experience from both public and private companies. He replaces Greg Stevens, who served as chief executive officer for six years.
“Since its founding more than 20 years ago, GameWorks has become recognized as a top destination for fun, food, excitement and a wide variety of games and eSports, where we have become widely recognized for our distinctive eSports Lounges,” Kaplan said. “GameWorks will look to leverage the strength of our management and on-site location teams as well as our industry expertise to drive the future direction of our brand.”
Kaplan boasts a proven track record helping companies achieve rapid growth and directing efforts surrounding corporate mergers, acquisitions, integrations and reorganizations. During his career, he has served as CSO of Internap Network Services which acquired VitalStream Holdings, Inc., a company co-founded. Kaplan was president, COO and board member at VitalStream until the February 2007 acquisition. He was then instrumental in the transition and integration of the two entities. Currently, Kaplan is a member of the board of directors of the online action sports company.