Wednesday November 27 ,2013 : INDUSTRY APPOINTMENTS AND MOVEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 01, 2013 TO OCTOBER 31, 2013
Online gambling software provider GTechG2's corporate restructuring saw the resignation after an almost uninterrupted run of 18 years’ service of William Scott, the group's vice president for interactive business development and strategy.
Online gambling service provider Continent 8 Technologies appointed Stephen Trimble as head of product, based at the company’s headquarters in the Isle of Man.
Jerry Markling, the Nevada State Gaming Control Board's enforcement division chief retired. He was succeeded by Karl Bennison.
Craig Mucklow was appointed as VP Trading Services at Las Vegas-based i-gaming odds provider Don Best Sports.
Fixed odds supplier 49’s Limited appointed David Purvis to chief executive officer, he succeeded retired Richard Carter.
Isle of Man eGaming software development firm Iforium appointed former Gala Coral head of mobile Richard Clark to the position chief operating officer.
Veteran Software Architect Iain Starks was appointed by GameAccount Network.
Sky Bet hired Rob Painter as marketing director, replacing Ted Moss who was promoted to brand director for premium products such as Sky Sports and Sky Movies.
Michael Cawley was named an independent non-executive director and a member of the Audit Committee at Paddy Power PLC, while head of operations William Reeve stepped down to pursue other business opportunities. Jane Lighting retired as non-executive director of the board.
David Schreff left Sportech, Inc. America's after only nine months in the position of chief operating officer.
Irish bookmaker Boylesports appointed James Arnold, the former head of European marketing at Sportingbet, as its Chief Marketing Officer of Online.
Gaming Laboratories International employed the services of Greg Sylvester as Director of Systems Engineering.
The Kansspelautoriteit or Dutch Gambling Authority named Marja Appelman as its new director taking over from interim director Peter Plug.
Ultimate Gaming appointed Mike Britt as vice president of government affairs and market development.
International Game Technology appointed Eric Brown and Tracey Weber as directors of the board.
Betfair Group plc appointed Zillah Byng-Maddick as a non-Executive director and a member of its audit committee. The company replaced outgoing chief legal officer Martin Cruddace with its director of regulatory affairs, Fiona Russell.
Group director of poker for the bwin.party digital entertainment group Chris Welch resigned and was replaced by Jeffrey Hass who formerly served as strategic and development head at The Rational Group.
Tim Bristow and Geoff Baldwin resigned as directors.
Non-executive director Lord Moonie stepped down.
ComTrade Gaming named Ales Gornjec as General Manager.
888 Holdings IT and marketing expert Gareth Edwards resigned his position.
Ognemir Mitev now heads up the Bulgarian State Commission for Gambling, replacing Ivan Enicherov.
Gaming Media Group founder and chief executive officer Krispin Nieboer left the firm
Satellite Information Services appointed industry veteran Richard Lang to the position of commerce and operations director. He joins SIS for a 25-year long tenure at Gala Coral Group.
William Hill US marketing man Jimmy Vaccaro left the firm to join Las Vegas-based South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in the newly created position of head of sports and race marketing department.
GeoComply USA named Valli Ardalan as general manager of its iGaming division. Ardalan served as head of poker operations at bwin.party digital entertainment.
Roger Withers retired as non-executive chairman of the board of Playtech plc and was replaced by Alan Jackson, previously a senior non-executive director of the company. The company also appointed Hilary Stewart-Jones as a non-executive director. She will chair the Board's Risk & Compliance Committee and Remuneration Committee and sit on the Audit Committee.
Ian Ince was appointed Playtech’s Head of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance. Ince formerly served as Sportingbet's Regulatory Head.
BTwiice, a London-based betting insurance startup appointed industry veteran Lee Richardson as a non-executive director.
Golden Nugget Casino owner Landry's Inc. appointed former Betclic Expekt CEO Thomas Winter to the position vice president of online gaming and Warren Steven as online product director for New Jersey.
Betsson Asia director Magnus Grinneback joined BetVictor in a similar position.
Gibraltar-based social, online and mobile gambling provider Nektan employed Matt Sunderland as chief operating officer. He previously served as COO at Probability plc.
Veteran newspaperman Jamie Walters was promoted from executive director of MetroPlay to managing director of the Alderney-licensed standalone gaming business within the A&N Media stable.
Lottomatica employed the services of Giulio Astarita in the position interactive poker director.
Inspired Gaming Group appointed Vitaliano Casalone, a seasoned industry executive with a strong history involving Italian gaming regulator AAMS.
The departure of Ladbrokes' customer experience director and chief marketer Stephen Vowles earlier this year prompted a reshuffle of the company's marketing team.
Board member Nick Rust took overall responsibility for marketing, while research director Adam Collett and retail marketing director Andy May will take a more direct role in the bookmaker's branding activity. Both will report directly to Rust.
Ladbrokes plc also announced the appointment of David Martin as a non-executive director.
UK general-goods retailer Argos announced the appointment of Vowles as marketing director.
With its merger with W.M.S., Scientific Games announced its post-merger organisational structure and leadership team as:
A. Lorne Weil, who will continue to serve as chairman and chief executive officer of the combined company.
Gaming division to be led by William J. Huntley, who will serve as executive vice president and group chief executive of Gaming, reporting to Weil.
Senior management team of the Gaming group will report directly to Huntley and includes:
Ken S. Lochiatto, president and chief operating officer of WMS Gaming;
Scott D. Schweinfurth, CFO of Gaming and chief integration officer of Scientific Games;
Frederick M. Gabbard, senior VP, Product Development;
Steven W. Beason, Enterprise CTO of Scientific Games;
Brooks H. Pierce, chief revenue officer of Gaming;
Phil Horne, group managing director of SG Gaming U.K.; and
Jordan E. Levin, managing director of Williams Interactive.
Orrin J. Edidin will assume the role of senior VP Strategy and Business Development of Gaming, reporting directly to Weil.
Steve Frater, executive chairman of SG Gaming U.K., will continue to report to Weil.
Brian R. Gamache, who has served as CEO of WMS since 2001 and chairman since July 2008, will continue with Scientific Games in a consulting capacity to provide strategic advice to Weil and the senior management team.
Lottery operations will be led by James C. Kennedy, who will serve as executive VP and Group CEO of Lottery, reporting to Weil.
Unibet Group plc appointed Robert Smith, the former Head of Technology and Infrastructure at financial spreadbetting firm ETX Capital, to the newly created position Head of New Channels.
Former chief operating officer of the Swedish gambling regulator, Peter Alling, signed up as the Nordic public affairs manager for Unibet.
Winamax online poker executive Canel Frichet left the company.
Sam Hobcraft, formerly the Director of Gaming at Betfair, took up the position of Director of Gaming at The Rational Group, parent company to PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
Lawyer and tax consultant Dr Volker Heeg was elected as the new Chairman of mybet Holding SE's Supervisory Board, succeeding Antje Stoltenberg who retired.
Other significant movements included the departure of board member and chief financial officer Stefan Hänel. Followed by the resignation of Chief executive officer Mathias Dahms.
DHS Holding, Co. appointed Clarence Parks as chief executive officer, succeeding Charles Barrett.
Greek gambling monopoly OPAP’s acquisition by Emma Delta brought sweeping changes to management structures:
The new board includes three Greeks and eight foreigners who replaced ten of the eleven board members. Czech banker Kamil Ziegler was named as new chairman and chief executive officer.
Michal Houst, who spearheaded Emma Delta's takeover of OPAP, will oversee the group's finances.
Canadian gaming firm Amaya Gaming and Ongame's Director of Communications Carl Zide left the company to take up a position at the privately-held social network Badoo as Head of Public Relations.
Alex Czajkowski Gala Interactive’s chief marketing officer in Gibraltar will return to Britain. His is responsibilities in Gibraltar will be assumed by Phil Walker.
Inger Holmström will retire as director of communications at Aland-based gaming firm PAF, having reached Swedish retirement age but will continue to be involved in the firm on a consultancy basis. PAF's current head of press and PR Anders Ingves will succeed Holmstrom.
California-headquartered CAMS LLC secured the advisory services of Mark Lipparelli, the former Chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board (NGCB).
Former Bally Technologies Director of Sales Rick Meitzler was appointed vice president of North American Sales by Novomatic Americas.
Sky Betting and Gaming’s sports betting subsidiary Sky Bet appointed Bruce Bale as its Head of Social Gaming & Development. Bale previously held the position of EMEA Gaming Manager at Facebook
Michael Byrne was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer by mobile gambling service provider Probability plc.
Zynga co-founder Eric Schiermeyer invested in and will act as a board advisor to social casino start-up Bee Cave Games.
The exodus of senior managers from San Francisco social games developer Zynga had not yet ended with the resignation of vice president of partner publishing, Rob Dyer.
Zynga founder Mark Pincus handed his chief executive officer responsibilities over to former top Microsoft exec Don Mattrick, but will remain as chairman and chief product officer of the social gaming giant.
Mattrick announced the departure of three top-line executives in a management restructure which affected chief operating officer David Ko, chief technology officer Cadir Lee, and chief human resources officer Colleen McCreary.
Zynga’s vice president of revenue operations, Ryan Linton left the firm, moving to the UK-based online gambling technology provider Betable.
Most recently Zynga co-founder, Justin Waldron, left the company after six-and-a-half years to pursue other business interests.