Founded in 2017, NexGen Technology is committed to developing and delivering cutting edge payment solutions to the gaming industry. The NexGen senior executive team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Payment Processing, Technology Development and Gaming Operations.
Meet the Team
Mr. Wortman has 40+ year career in the gaming industry beginning at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino. In 1997 he co-founded Millennium Gamming, LLC which owned and operated Cannery Casino Resorts. (CCR) CCR properties included Rampart Casino Summerlin, Cannery Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Eastside Cannery Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, PA.
CEO & Founder
Mr. Lettero has over 30 years experience in the gaming industry serving in Senior Executive positions with such companies as MGM Grand Hotel Casino, Stratosphere Corporation, Palace Casino’s Inc, Aladdin Gaming LLC, Mirage Resorts and most recently as President and Chief Financial Officer for Cannery Casino Resorts LLC.
President / COO & Founder
Mr. Balmer has over 20 years experience in Gaming Operations and Gaming Financial Services. He has served as Director of Corp Operations Development for Station Casinos, Director of Slot Operations for Aztar Corporation and VP of Business Development for NRT Technology. Mr. Balmer also founded and served as President & CEO of MCA Processing which he helped grow to the second largest financial services provider in the industry before being acquired by Global Cash Access in 2012.
Vice President of Development
With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Mateen has held key project management & development roles at foremost industry corporations including TSYS Acquiring, FIS, EDS, and Diebold Incorporated. His accomplishments include designing the foundation of the 91x ATM/Debit processing platform and pioneering the development of the original All-in-1 cash access concept and architecture. He co-authored patents in Check Cashing and Casino Cage Automation.
Vice President of Sales
Steven Johnson is a tenured casino executive, having spent 15 years as a lender to the casino industry with Wells Fargo and Comerica Bank. Steve was one of the first group of banks lending money to MGM Grand, Mirage, and many other casino groups from 1990-2005. Since that time, Steve has worked in the payments business as SVP- International for Everi and General Manager of NRT North America. Steve joined NexGen-technology in 2021 and is excited to represent a company with best-in-class products and services.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Ms. Reed started her career in the Gaming industry in 1999 as the Training Manager for MGM Grand Las Vegas. In 2001, she was instrumental in creating, developing, and overseeing the Training Dept. at MGM Grand Detroit. 2003, she was hired as the Director of Slot Operations for Caesars Palace, Las Vegas where she along with her team converted the slot floor from coin to TITO and given the opportunity to design the Palace Court Hi-Limit Salon. She began her Financial Services career as the VP of Kiosk Services for Global Cash Access integrating her gaming experience with payments and processing, SVP of Integrated Payments & Kiosks for NRT Technology and joined NexGen Technology in 2020.