With plenty of movers and shakers around the industry, allow CasinoBeats to give you the rundown on a number of recent manoeuvres.
Silver Heritage Group
Asia-focused regional gaming operator Silver Heritage Group has announced the appointment of Darryl Kaplan as a non-executive director of the company with immediate effect.
This follows James Spenceley stepping down from his role of chairman last month after a year and a half in the position, also giving up his role as a non-executive director alongside Michael Bassett, who also stepped down.
Kaplan brings in excess of 30 years experience in the fields of law, corporate finance and investment in Australia and South Africa, living in the former for 20 years.
Kaplan was previously the CEO of Astoria Investments from its inception until June 2019 following his resignation. Astoria is an investment company incorporated in Mauritius with primary listings on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
He was also a non-executive director of Kingswood Limited, an investment management group listed on the London Stock Exchange, from February 19, 2018, until his resignation on May 8, 2019.
Tamas Kusztos has been appointed as head of sales and account management at Kalamba Games as the firm aims for a “new era of commercial growth”.
Joining from Quickspin, Kusztos will focus on building key strategic partnerships in new and existing markets as the company prepares to launch a remote gaming server pending final regulatory approval.
“This year has been unprecedented in terms of growth and it is fantastic to have Tamas on board to help build on our existing partnerships and reach new clients, bringing enthusiasm and a strategic mindset to the role.
“His varied experience in markets across Europe and Asia, together with his ability to deliver results through ensuring great team dynamics and intelligence-lead decision making, will serve as a major advantage to Kalamba as we enter a new stage of business development going into 2020.” – Giles Lucas, CCO at Kalamba Games.
FSB is striving to increase its “scope and influence across the industry,” as the platform provider appoints Andrew Bowen to the role of chief financial officer.
Bowen arrives at FSB with “a proven track record at CFO,” having developed “a wealth of senior-level experience” in corporate and operational finance across the gaming, tech and payments sectors.
Some of his roles in the gambling arena include a stint at Ladbrokes, as well as at Scientific Games where he took the reins as finance director for the gaming division in 2013.
“We’re thrilled that Andy is joining the FSB team. His industry experience and contacts are second to none. We feel sure he’ll be a true asset to both FSB and all our clients, as we look to grow beyond our initial domestic horizons. FSB’s flexibility, scalability and product range will see us consistently win business, even in the hotly contested US market.
“Unlike so many companies in the space, FSB have never worked in black markets, always focussing on regulated territories. I know that was hugely important for Andy, underscoring his CV for probity and compliance as a top-notch CFO.
“Ultimately, this responsible approach should set us apart for our partners. We already offer the best B2B services backed up with the best technology and we are attracting the best talent possible. So, whether you’re an established operator or a bricks-and-mortar business making your first move into sports betting or online gaming, FSB can help.” – David McDowell, CEO at FSB.
A trio of new appointments have been announced by Sportech as the company lauds the addition of “key individuals” to work across its B2B divisions.
Strengthening its product and commercial teams, Paul Rietdyke is to lead Sportech’s new product user experience and design department to help elevate clients’ online digital experiences.
Leon Hosking joins the Sportech team as product manager, bringing additional knowledge of the betting industry to the firm’s product development initiatives.
Finally, Chris Rogers becomes the new commercial manager, combining industry knowledge and strong commercial and account management skills to support the continued growth of Sportech’s product range.