With plenty of movers and shakers around the industry, allow CasinoBeats to give you the rundown on a number of recent manoeuvres.
Stockholm based game studio Fantasma Games has signed up the co-founder of Quickspin Mats Westerlund as partner and senior adviser.
Lauded as boasting a solid track record of producing successful slots such as Starburst (NetEnt), Jack Hammer (NetEnt) and Big Bad Wolf (Quickspin), Fredrik Johansson, CEO and founder of Fantasma, expressed delight at the appointment.
“I couldn’t be happier right now. My friends at Fantasma made me love the idea of working with games again,” stated Westerlund.
“They are a group of passionate people with great management and culture. This is an excellent way for me to have fun as an adviser, and also produce a game or two with an exceptional team. I can’t wait to get started.”
Blockchain lottery operator Quanta has announced the appointment of Ioannis Papachristou as the SVP and managing director of the company’s Isle of Man branch.
Experienced in managing operations and projects, Papachristou is lauded as a “dynamic and motivated professional” with a proven record of managing projects from concept to completion.
“Ioannis is able to respond quickly to changes that occur on a daily basis in fast moving industries.“ said Harmen Brenninkmeijer, Quanta’s CEO. “As a member of senior management, the managing director is also expected to promote expansion and innovation within the industry.“
Raketech has continued to strengthen its senior leadership team after naming Oscar Karlsten as the company’s new chief operating officer.
He joins Raketech from the role of chief information officer and chief product officer of Catena Media, where he was responsible for the group’s product vision and roadmap towards scalable growth. Prior to working at Catena Media, Karlsten was the CEO at Avantime Group, having also worked at Toca Boca and Google.
Karlsten joined the company earlier this month and will take responsibility for Raketech’s central operations, product development and investments, as well as focusing on the group’s creative content, SEO and UX.
Oskar Mühlbach, CEO at Raketech, commented: ”Oscar’s extensive experience within the digital marketing industry brings many valuable insights and expertise to Raketech.
“With him onboard, we have now secured the last piece of the management puzzle and I am very much looking forward to seeing him accelerate our transformation from affiliation to the igaming performance marketing partner.”
Casino games developer Kalamba Games has appointed Piotr Simon as product owner as the company looks to deepen and expand its product offering and remote gaming server.
Praised as coming with “substantial industry” experience gained from his time at Game Desire and Yggdrasil, Simon will spearhead the company’s product development with the firm set to fully roll-out its own RGS and promotional tools later this year.
“As we move into another year of unprecedented growth, we are naturally looking to further strengthen the team with top talent and we’re really pleased to have Piotr on board to help build even more great products,” noted Alex Cohen, COO at Kalamba Games.
“Piotr has deep experience of developing great promotional tools and this will be invaluable to Kalamba as we enter a new stage of growth over the coming months.”