With comings and goings commonplace across the industry, Pollard Banknote, FanDuel, Betcris and Gaming Laboratories International, have moved to bolster their teams with key hires.
Gaming Laboratories International
Ginnie Hollis has been named as the Director of Engineering at Gaming Laboratories International, which will see her streamline igaming processes for the firm’s client.
Her role at GLI will see her work closely with igaming clients and test services to ensure the highest level of value and quality, while also onboarding new clients, facilitating the firm’s success in current and emerging markets.
“Ginnie is an unbelievable role model, relentlessly ensuring both her teams and her customers receive a world class experience,” commented GLI Vice President of Engineering Mackenzie Haugh.
“In her new position, she will bring that same passion to an even larger audience, driving more success for her customers and teams.”
Additionally, as part of her role, she will coordinate communication between igaming operators, regulators, and suppliers surrounding regulatory and operational needs.
Hollis has been with GLI since 2005, starting as a Test Engineer Level 1. Since that time, she has risen to Senior Engineer, Technical Engineering Manager and Senior Manager of Engineering.
Betcris has strengthened its expansion and refinement of its igaming operations via the hiring of Lucas Lebleu as the company’s Casino Director.
In his new role, Lebleu will be responsible for implementing the operator’s casino strategy, including operational and promotional activities, whilst also directing tactical changes in operations and promotions to hit casino revenue targets.
The new Casino Director will also be accountable for the operational integrity of Betcris’s casino activity, which includes enforcing and optimising processes to test game content and core casino app functions, the optimisation of content, and making sure the operator’s core values are present in its creative design messages and promotions.
On his appointment, Lebleu stated: “I’m very excited about this opportunity; I’ve known Betcris since I started to work in Costa Rica a quarter of a century ago, and I’m pleased to have reached an agreement with Betcris.
“In my opinion, it is one of the most respected brands in Latin America, with a retail and online presence in the majority of the LatAm countries. I want to thank specifically JD Duarte, Fernando Garita, Gabriel Nuñez, and Carlos Soto, but also Mauricio Delgado and the HR team who have been extra helpful to get me up to speed.”
FanDuel has filled two new positions this week as Christian Genetski takes over the role of President, while the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer will be occupied by Mike Raddensperger.
Effectively immediately, both Genetski and Raffensperger continue their tenures with FanDuel, with their promotions providing the company with leadership continuity as they look to keep growing.
As President, Genetski will oversee FanDuel’s business development, partnership, corporate strategy, and government affairs units. He will also be responsible for driving the firm’s vision and execution of strategic partnerships and new business initiatives to extend the company’s leadership position.
In the newly created position of CCO, Raffensperger will oversee revenue generation across FanDuel’s sportsbook, casino, racing, daily fantasy, and free-to-play platforms. His new duties include commercial leadership and oversight of the operator’s content and programming assets, including the company’s cable network TVG.
Pollard Banknote has filled its Vice President of Government Relations role through the appointment of Hall of Fame inductee May Scheve Reardon.
“After working closely with Pollard Banknote for many years in various roles throughout the lottery industry, I am excited to be joining their organisation,” said Reardon.
“Pollard Banknote has always proven to be a forward-thinking company that continuously provides outstanding products and services to lotteries around the world, and I look forward to being a part of that.”
Over the last 13-years, Reardon held the role of Director of the Missouri Lottery where, during her reign, she increased the annual contribution to good causes from $250m to over $400m per year.
In addition, she started initiatives including cashless sales, the implementation of the Million Dollar Retailer Club and put in place measures to combat unlicensed black market operators.