Founder and Partner
Mr. Markowicz arrived in the United States from Israel in 1970, with an entrepreneurial mind and a desire to succeed. Today, he is an acknowledged software industry leader and one of the founders of the modern gaming industry.
Mr. Markowicz was born in Siberia to Polish parents deported to Poland at the onset of World War II. He spent his childhood in Poland and studied mathematics at the University of Warsaw. He continued his studies at the Technion Institute in Haifa, where he worked as part of a team of young technologists who designed Israel’s first commercial computer, the ELBIT 100.
Upon arriving in the U.S., Mr. Markowicz joined Mathematica, Inc. where he applied his computer skills to the New Jersey State Lottery. Later, along with Guy Snowden and another partner, he founded Gaming Dimensions, Inc.—the company that eventually became GTECH Corporation, a world-leading designer and supplier of computerized lottery systems.
Mr. Markowicz was co-chairman of GTECH. He is a life master bridge player, races thoroughbred horses, and has produced two feature films. Mr. Markowicz is also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Polish Officers Medal of the Republic of Poland for his contributions to Polish culture.