Our Executive Team

John FordJohn Ford is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BAM Software and Services LLC, a technology and services company dedicated to pari-mutuel racing and real money competitive games. He leads a team of experienced executives and software developers who created and operate the BAM Interactive Platform, which offers the premier interactive platform for real money horse and greyhound racing and competitive games, both online and at land-based facilities.

A licensed attorney, John began his career at Eckert Seamans, a 200+ attorney law firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Elected to partner in 1987, he worked with individuals, privately held firms and multi-national publicly traded companies in a wide range of corporate legal matters, including joint ventures, partnerships, asset based financing, real estate development, land use and corporate governance and compliance.

In 1993, John joined leisure industry leader Hilton Group PLC, the London-based FTSE 100 company, appointed as General Counsel and Executive Vice President at Ladbroke/USA, their U.S.-based subsidiary of Ladbroke, the legendary betting company. In addition to his role as a member of the Board of Directors, John managed all aspects of all legal matters for Ladbroke’s North American operations, which employed over 3,000 employees at twelve locations in several states, as well as the Province of Ontario, Canada. During his tenure, Ladbroke/USA launched the first licensed and regulated pari-mutuel wagering website in the United States, a project in which John was intimately involved, as the legal boundaries of wagering and the internet were first being addressed.

Upon Ladbroke’s withdrawal from North and South America in 2000, John formed a consulting firm and worked with domestic and foreign companies assisting senior management on a variety of initiatives, including managing a broad spectrum of legal affairs, assessing and formulating strategic direction and assisting in business management and development. He continued to further his respected expertise in online lottery, sweepstakes, horse racing, play for fun and real money gaming law, both from the software development side, as well as from the operating side. John has worked extensively with both land-based and online racing and gaming operators and brings a unique perspective to both sides of the industry.

In 2007, Mr. Ford’s lengthy work in technology oriented business initiatives, both from a legal and from the business side, prompted him to co-found BAM Software and Services LLC. At BAM Software, he has grown a team which offers a state-of-the-art interactive platform for licensed and regulated pari-mutuel wagering and fully compliant real money competitive games, for both the online and land-based environments. Shaping and responding to the ever-evolving landscape of legal wagering and interactive real money games is what drives the work of John and his colleagues.

John is an attorney licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In addition, he is BAM Software’s representative in the American Gaming Association and the National Indian Gaming Association.

Jason KingWith a focus on emerging online startups since 1997, Jason King has extensive experience running and operating service based technology companies.

In 1996 Jason joined a small Internet startup focused on online gaming. As one of 10 employees, Jason took on a management role, and, utilizing his technical expertise, grew the company’s production team into a digital powerhouse. By 1999 Jason had been appointed Chief Operating Office of the Internationally traded public company, World Gaming PLC, representing over 220 employees, offices around the world, and a market capitalization of over $750,000,000. During this time, Jason was interviewed and quoted extensively in magazines such “Wired”, “Internet Magazine”, and “Cigar Aficionado” on issues relating to the Internet, gaming and digital media.

In 1999 Jason transitioned into the role of CEO of Inphinity Interactive, the online games development division of World Gaming, both leading and managing a team of over 160 employees. The company was a “creative house” with an extensive collection of animators, graphic designers, digital media experts and programmers focused on creating new and exciting games for a wide variety of International clients.

In late 2001 Jason started Loaded Image Inc., a new media company focused on providing a full range of design and communication services to clients; applying expertise in brand; corporate identity creation; and interactive design and development. The company, which Jason continues to own today, has worked with a diverse set of clients and projects ranging from television ads for Great Canadian Casinos to online games for the 2010 Winter Olympics for British Columbia Lottery Corp’s “Play Now” division.

During the last 10 years Jason has been sought after by a wide variety of companies and individuals to provide management, corporate direction and consulting advice.

Eugene NizkerMr. Nizker is a strategy-oriented tech executive, an experienced CIO, CTO, and Agile coach. His technical experience, accumulated during his 30+ years in software development, is augmented by significant business acumen. Eugene builds exceptionally strong teams with near 100% voluntary employee retention. Eugene’s achievements include:

  • Turning under-performing companies into market leaders with 40% annual growth,
  • Creating competitive advantage by enabling business strategy through technology,
  • Implementing a successful software development process to drive business results,
  • Establishing worldwide IT Ops that processed $15B a year for some 50,000 customers
  • Leading several companies through a cultural change

Before joining BAM Software and Services Dr. Nizker worked as:

  • Managing Partner for Evident Point Software Corp. (vendor for Microsoft, Apple, SONY, Bombardier and many other industry leaders, now LANIT),
  • CIO for Custom House Foreign Exchange (the largest in North America independent FX broker, now Western Union Business Solutions)
  • CTO for Inphinity Interactive (software provider of consumer games for online wagering industry, now Alea).

Mr. Nizker’s success is noted within the technology and business communities. He is a winner of the prestigious “Executive of the Year” and “Product of the Year” awards, and was a finalist for the “Team of the Year” and “CIO of the Year” awards. Mr. Nizker is an expert-writer for “CIO Magazine”.

Giving back to the community, Eugene acted for over 5 years as a Board member for Agile Vancouver Society being Conference Chair and Program Chair for two annual “Much Ado about Agile” conferences that are highly popular in the industry.

Eugene’s motto is: “My teams deliver”.

Our Values

One Team, Four Colors – Respect and Embrace each other’s difference to create a stronger Company

Think Big – The sky is the limit, don’t let small thinking hold you back

Speak Your Mind – We arrive at the best decisions when people speak their mind and contribute

Provide Exemplary Service – Go above and beyond for our customers and our coworkers

Be Tenacious – Don’t give up, don’t stop, keep pushing past the obstacles

Think Customer – Always think about what the customer needs, wants, desires

Be Positive, Have Fun – Support one another, laugh, and try and make every day an enjoyable one