On the move: recruitment round-up

With plenty of comings and goings around the industry, allow CasinoBeats to give you the rundown on a number of recent manoeuvres.

EveryMatrix

Staffan Cnattingius has been appointed by EveryMatrix as director of business development for Latin America markets, where he will oversee the company’s expansion in the region, and manage commercial efforts as a part of the global sales team.

Having spent over two decades in the gambling industry serving in managerial roles in both online and land-based casino operations, he joins EveryMatrix after successful tenures at Play’n GO, Copacabana Gaming, and QTech, among others.

Erik Nyman, president of the Americas at EveryMatrix, commented: “I am excited to have Staffan joining our Americas team. He comes with unique experience, in-depth product knowledge, relationships and not least an impressive track record of success in Latin America.

“His professional experience will enable EveryMatrix’s goal of becoming the leading turnkey provider in the region. Staffan is the right man for the job, and I wish him welcome aboard.”

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Rush Street Gaming announced today that Justin Moore, former general manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, has been named general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia, pending approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Moore joined Rivers in Schenectady soon after the property opened in 2017, and is lauded as helping to establish the brand in a new and competitive market, operating The Landing Hotel, and debuting New York’s first sportsbook.

“Rush Street’s accelerated growth in destination and online gaming has created more opportunities for career development inside the company,” stated Greg Carlin, CEO of Rush Street Gaming and Rivers Casino. “After a successful four-year term in upstate New York, we’re very pleased to welcome Justin to Philly.”

Sightline Payments

Sightline Payments, the financial technology supplier to the sports betting, lottery and gaming sectors, has appointed five new executives to its senior leadership team.

John Gronen joins as chief financial officer, while Jennifer Carleton will serve as the  company’s chief legal officer. Through its recent $100m funding round, the firm has also appointed Muriel Lotto as chief marketing officer, while Katrina Sevier will serve as its chief people officer and Felicia Gassen will be chief of staff.

The executive appointments, said Sightline, strengthen its leadership as the company scales to support rapid growth and customer demand.

Joe Pappano, CEO of Sightline, explained: “We are pleased to welcome John, Jennifer, Muriel, Felicia and Katrina to Sightline Payments. The collective expertise and proven track record that they bring from working with some of the world’s most recognized companies will play an instrumental role in managing the company’s hyper-growth and expansion.

“In the near and long-term, we plan to invest significant capital in recruiting diverse and expert talent to drive key Sightline priorities around market growth and innovation. Our goal is to have the most talented and diverse team in the gaming and payments industries.”

Rush Street Interactive

Rush Street Interactive has announced the appointment of Lauren Seiler as associate vice president of investor relations and development. Seiler brings to RSI over 17 years of diversified Wall Street experience, with 12 of those years being gaming-centric.

In the newly created role, she will lead RSI’s investor relations efforts, while also working with the team to drive the company’s growth, development and M&A initiatives.

“Lauren brings a strong network of relationships and experience with both the sell-side and buy-side communities and a deep knowledge of the capital markets,” Kyle Sauers, CFO of RSI, said. “Her financial and strategic skills will be a great asset as we continue to grow RSI as a leader in online gaming.”

Sportradar

Sports betting and entertainment firm Sportradar has appointed Deirdre M Bigley to the Sportradar Holding AG board of directors, with immediate effect.

Having held the post of chief marketing officer of Bloomberg since 2014, Bigley has been responsible for designing and launching the firm’s first global marketing department and building marketing strategies for all business units across the company.

Carsten Koerl, Sportradar Group CEO, added: “We’re thrilled that Deirdre is joining our Global board of directors as we draw upon her vast experience leading marketing strategies for some of the world’s most well-known technology companies. We are pleased to leverage Deirdre’s data and analytics insights as Sportradar drives innovative solutions that support the success of our customers.”

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