With comings and goings commonplace across the industry, Fifth Street Gaming, Gamomat, and Scientific Games, all feature in our latest rundown of a number of recent manoeuvres.
Fifth Street Gaming
Las Vegas-based Fifth Street Gaming has announced the appointment of Seth Young as chief strategy officer, reporting to CEO Seth Schorr.
Bringing more than 15 years of experience in interactive gaming and technology, Young most recently served as chief information officer at PointsBet, where he remains an advisor and is praised as playing “a key role in the sports betting and online casino operator’s rapid growth”.
“I’m thrilled to join Fifth Street Gaming Digital. We’re planning some interesting concepts for the US market,” said Young. “I’m doubly excited about the prospect of working alongside such prolific and experienced entrepreneurs in FSG’s co-founders Seth Schorr and Jeffrey Fine.
“Together, we see some opportunities that we believe are worth pursuing, and so we’ve made the decision to pursue them. I’m highly confident that the initiatives we have planned will add tremendous value to the interactive gaming market in the USA.”
Connie James has been named as executive vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and corporate secretary of Scientific Games, effective October 15, 2021.
James, who has served as chief financial officer of the group’s gaming business since January 6, 2020, will replace current CFO Mike Eklund who will be stepping down to pursue other opportunities.
“Since joining Scientific Games, Connie has helped lead the gaming business through the unprecedented disruptions caused by COVID-19 and played a critical role in our strategic review and developing our vision to become the leading cross-platform global game company,” commented Barry Cottle, Scientific Games president and CEO.
“As we advance our strategy to become a content-led growth company, we are confident that Connie is the right executive to take the reins to help us achieve our vision and drive long-term shareholder value.”
Gamomat has detailed the hire of Dr Alexandra Krone joint-managing director, as the slots developer looking to “deliver on its augmentation strategy”.
Krone will join Dietmar Hermjohannes, gamomat founder and managing partner, on the management team where she will focus on ensuring the business is best placed to continue to grow.
Hermjohannes stated: “I’m thrilled Alex is becoming joint managing director. Her expertise and passion will ensure the team continues to increase in size while simultaneously nurturing a culture conducive to advancement.”
Gaming Corps has announced that the firm has appointed Alex Lorimer as chief operating officer with responsibility for the operational management of production within the igaming business area.
Lorimer has previously worked as head of business development, which involved sales and development of business relationships and products.
In the position, he will continue to work with the development of the company’s igaming portfolio in close collaboration with the firm’s operators and aggregators, as well as leading the operational activities within the area.
“I am very happy and proud to welcome Alex Lorimer to the role of COO. Since joining Gaming Corps, he has turned his experience in business development and planning within igaming into significant progress for the company in terms of market-oriented product development,” noted Juha Kauppinen, CEO of Gaming Corps.
“My goal has been to recruit the right staff for the Gaming Corps, people who have their hearts in the right place, and Alex really does. He is the right person to lead the operational activities forward.”