WAGR Index Committee

The Index Committee maintains oversight over the ion process of companies to be included in the S-Network Global Gaming IndexSM. The Index Committee convenes quarterly to nominate companies from around the world for inclusion in WAGR and to review and approve additions, deletions and changes. The Members of the Index Committee are:

Richard WellsPresident, Wells Gaming Research

Richard Wells is founder and President of Wells Gaming Research, a Nevada Corporation that provides Casino Player Count Service™, a market share tracking service, to over 160 casinos in Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, and California.

Wells Gaming Research also performs a wide range of consulting and gaming research assignments including casino market studies, financial feasibility studies, financial projections, due diligence, litigation support, legislative issue support and expert witness service for the gaming industry.

Richard Wells has fifteen years experience as a senior executive in the casino-hotel industry with Holiday Inns, Harrah's, and Bally's. He has also held positions in senior management, strategic and operational planning, and financial analysis for a large regional bank and a major international oil company.

Mike KeenanManaging Member, Stowe Partners, LLC

Mike Keenan is a securities consultant in private practice with 17 years experience in the financial field. His expertise lies in the fundamental and technical analysis of market securities, along with portfolio construction and risk management. In addition to private practice, he has served as a regulator at the State and local levels in California. Mr. Keenan founded Stowe Partners, LLC in 2006 to provide investment consulting to the money management industry. He earned a B.Sc. in Geology and an MPA from the California State University System.

Joseph LaCorte, CFACo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, S-Network Global Indexes, Inc.

Joseph is Co-Founder and CEO of S-Network Global Indexes. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s business including business development, human resources, administration, public relations, operations and compliance.

Prior to S-Network, Joseph served as a Managing Director of UBS, with responsibility for all facets of the firm’s global exchange traded fund initiative. Prior to joining UBS, Joseph was a Managing Director and Senior Consultant of S-Network LLC, where he maintained responsibility for relationships with key clients, including State Street Bank & Trust, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Global Investors. Before joining S-Network, Joseph was a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for the bank’s US index arbitrage and portfolio trading businesses. Joseph managed Deutsche Bank’s entry into the US ETF market, launching the first open-end 40-Act Fund to be listed on US stock exchanges. He also worked as part of the management teams at both Nomura and Kidder Peabody, with responsibility for managing those firms’ index arbitrage businesses. Joseph graduated with a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York.