Philip N. Kaplan serves as GameWorks’ chairman and chief executive officer, a role to which he was appointed in the summer of 2018. In this capacity, Kaplan leads day-to-day business operations and directs the Company’s growth and expansion.
Kaplan brings nearly 30 years of diverse business operational experience at both public and private companies to his leadership role. He has established a proven track record in leading strategic operations and helping companies scale to achieve rapid growth.
Over the course of his extensive career, Kaplan held myriad management positions in which he directed efforts surrounding corporate mergers, acquisitions, integrations and reorganizations. Most recently, Kaplan was managing partner of April Mountain Properties, LLC, a family owned real-estate company that owns and operates residential rental properties. Prior, he was chief executive officer and board member at private equity-held dbtech, a leader in healthcare workflow automation solutions. Kaplan also served as chief operating officer and board member of Quality Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:QSII), a healthcare IT company. Earlier, he co-founded and served as president, chief operating officer and Board member at VitalStream Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded Nasdaq company that enabled entertainment and media clients to deliver video and audio experiences to global online audiences. VitalStream was acquired by Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP).
Currently, Kaplan is a member of the board of directors of the online action sports company, Surfline.com. He graduated University of California, Davis, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Russian Language.