Panagiotis Chryssovitsanos has rounded-off a near decade long journey with Swedish game studio Quickspin by being appointed as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
This comes following a decision by Daniel Lindberg, Founder and former CEO, to step down and hand over the helm of the company he founded with two friends 11 years ago.
Lindberg, who will stay on “for a while” to support Chryssovitsanos in the interim during the transition, has lauded Chryssovitsanos as “the perfect candidate” who will “hit the ground running”.
“Nearly 11 years have passed since I founded Quickspin together with my friends Mats and Joachim, and I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve created over the years: the progress we’ve made in the industry, what we have achieved as a team, and the company we have become,” Lindberg commented
“Handing over to Jotis feels like a natural progression in the development of Quickspin. I’ve always said I wouldn’t leave until all the fundamental pieces for future success are in place, and that time is now.
“We’re in our strongest position ever: we have an amazing team, amazing products, and our outlined strategy for future success is extremely promising. It’s with great comfort that I’m handing over to Jotis and his team to lead Quickspin moving forward.”
Chryssovitsanos began his career with Quickspin as Chief Technology Officer in May 2013 and was most recently part of the management team as Chief Operating Officer.
Before completing a near-decade with the group he spent ten years working across a number of positions within the gaming industry, followed by three years in a management consulting role.
Chryssovitsanos added: “It’s a great honor to be given this opportunity and I’m humbled by the trust Daniel has put in me, because he’s truly been living and breathing Quickspin for 11 years now.
“I agree with Daniel on where we stand and what the future holds. Today, we’re a stronger and more knowledgeable company in every way – one that’s in control of its business and destiny.
“We have a fantastic team in place, and I’m very excited to explore what we can achieve together as a company. I’m also looking forward to work even more closely with our colleagues at Playtech, and I’m certain we will have some exciting news to share in the near future.
“There are many opportunities out there and I will work tirelessly in pursuit of our shared strategy and vision, to steer this ship into the future. I’m certain the best is yet to come.”