Bryan Testen

PBN 40 Under Forty 2023 Awards
Bryan Testen | 37 | Senior director of finance, global lottery supply chain and services, International Game Technology PLC


What have been the most significant changes in your industry in the last five years? The ongoing adoption of internet wagering in the U.S. marks major progress in policy-setting for state governments. Whether it is lottery, gaming or sports betting, adoption of this sales channel is a significant opportunity to responsibly engage a player demographic that has grown up with the internet at their fingertips.

Where do you see yourself in five years? As technologies advance and new challenges arise, I hope to play a key role in implementing automation, driving operational efficiencies and creating more value for IGT.

What was your first job? With my local school district at age 16, painting endless cinderblock hallways all summer long.

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What moment changed your life more than any other? My father [died] when I was 7 years old, which was difficult for my brothers and I but surely most difficult on my mother. The silver lining was that it helped shape who I am today. I gained a sense of responsibility from a very young age, and I learned to work hard for anything I want.

What led you to pursuing a career in your current industry? I started at the company when it was GTECH in 2007 as an intern during my junior year at [the University of Rhode Island]. I knew little about the lottery industry at the time but after 16 years with IGT, I continue to find the industry to be unique and interesting. I think it also says a lot about both the industry and IGT that individuals spend many years here.