With comings and goings commonplace across the industry, BetterOff, Mohegan and Inspired Entertainment are among those to have bolstered their teams.
Ian Freeman has been named as Chief Commercial Officer of Virtuals of Inspired Entertainment, effective immediately.
In the role, he will be charged with driving innovation, delivery, and growth of this aforementioned range of products for the company.
Past experience include a five-year tenure at Kambi, in addition to serving as Vice President Global Business Development & Commercial at IGT PlayDigital. Most recently, he held the position of Chief Revenue Officer for FSBTech.
“Ian’s extensive background in the sports betting industry, including leadership roles at Kambi, IGT, and FSBTech as Chief Revenue Officer, is invaluable to our team,” said Brooks Pierce, President and CEO at Inspired Entertainment.
“With a proven track record in commercial, operational, and technical areas, Ian brings the perfect balance of capabilities needed to elevate our virtual sports business to the next level.
“Virtual sports is a key driver of the growth strategy of Inspired and we are excited to add Ian to this key leadership role.”
Yggdrasil has appointed Alex Haywood as Managing Director of its Polish entity, where he will be tasked with building on 20 years of experience to lead the group’s tech advancement.
In addition, and in line with a strategic restructuring, Mark McGinley will transition to Chief Product Officer from his current position as Chief Gaming Officer. Here, he will lead the company’s games portfolio and Masters studio programme.
“I am thrilled to welcome Alex Haywood to the Yggdrasil team,” commented James Curwen, CEO of Yggdrasil.
“His impressive track record, from his key roles at Evolution Gaming, Interactive Gaming Group, to his most recent position at Liquid Barcodes, highlights his profound understanding of the gaming landscape and his unmatched ability to drive innovation and change.
“With his appointment, we are poised to reach even greater heights in innovation and technological prowess.”
Adding: “We extend our gratitude to our departing senior leaders for their dedication and commitment to Yggdrasil. As we navigate this transformative phase, we remain dedicated to supporting our employees through this period of change.”
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority disclosed that Chief Financial Officer Carol Anderson has notified the company that she does not intend to renew her employment contract, which is set to conclude on March 31, 2024.
“Carol’s commitment to the Mohegan organisation has been evident in the strategic decisions and leadership she has displayed throughout her tenure,” noted James Gessner Jr, Chair of the Mohegan Tribe.
“Her contributions have been instrumental in our company’s growth, and we wish her the utmost success in her future ventures.”
BetComply has announced the immediate appointment of Daniel Brookes as Interim CEO of the igaming multi-jurisdiction compliance advisory.
An expert in business compliance for igaming firms, Brookes joins BetComply from online security and ID solutions provider Rdentify, where he served as CEO since 2019.
Brookes is the former Chief Operations Officer of online gambling platform and solutions supplier Betable (2019 to 2023). Further industry experience has seen him serve as Director of Compliance at ActiveWin Media.
“It is incredibly exciting to have someone of Daniel’s experience lead the business,” said Mike de Graaff, Director of BetComply.
“His track record and industry knowledge will be instrumental in driving our commitment to excellence in gaming compliance.”
David Bain has been named as Chief Financial Officer of Acres Technology, following 25 years as a senior research analyst and managing director of corporate finance at several investment banks.
His gaming and leisure capital markets expertise includes what is billed as “extensive and well-followed research” on the slot and gaming equipment supply sector.
John Acres, Founder and CEO of Acres, said, “David can work anywhere he chooses and having someone of his calibre join our team as CFO is a powerful vote of confidence in our vision and our future. David’s leadership will help us maximise profits for our customers, partners and stakeholders.”
BettorOff has announced that experienced gaming executive Kip Levin has joined its advisory board.
The sports betting social media and AI platform noted that Levin will help spearhead the next phase of its growth as it aims to cater to sports betting communities with “full transparency and accountability of picks”.
“You can’t ask for a better addition than Kip Levin,” said Alex Dubin, Founder of BettorOff.
“His vast professional network, as well as his experience building, growing, scaling and selling companies in sports betting and igaming make him an ideal fit for BettorOff as we continue our growth story.”