With comings and goings commonplace across the industry, FSB, Sportingtech and Swintt all feature in our latest rundown of a number of recent manoeuvres.
Daniela Speranza has been named Director of Compliance at PressEnter Group as the firm looks to enter an added array of regulated jurisdictions globally.
Joining the company from Betsson, where she occupied a similar role during a three year stint, Speranza will be responsible for interpreting new regulations and strengthening the existing team.
“Compliance is a key pillar of any regulated markets operator, and we want to ensure that we not only meet but exceed the standards set in each of the jurisdictions we target or plan to target,” stated Lahcene Merzoug, Chief Executive Officer at PressEnter Group.
“Daniela is one of the most accomplished compliance specialists in the industry, and her experience and expertise complement our extremely scalable business, ensuring we are fully compliant at all times.
“Daniela is a key hire for PressEnter Group, and I’d like to officially welcome her to the team.”
Domenico Vacchiano has strengthened the technical team of online casino content developer Swintt after joining the firm as Chief Architect.
He will be responsible for overhauling and upgrading the group’s igaming platform and promoting innovation and digital transformation, as well as introducing a number of disruptive technologies that will be used to deliver real-time gamification and promotional tools, driven by AI.
Boasting more than 20 years experience, Vacchiano has held previous roles at Gaming Innovation Group, WeAreCasino, Catena Media and Casumo.
“Domenico is one of the most talented and experienced software architects and specialists in the industry, which I had the pleasure to work with in the past, so to be able to bring in someone of this calibre is a major coup for Swintt as we look to take our technical infrastructure and platform to the next level,” commented David Flood, Chief Technology Officer at Swintt.
“We have been planning the upgrade of our next-generation platform and under Domenico’s guidance, we can finally do this and introduce even more cutting-edge technologies, features and so much more for our operator partners to leverage.”
“I look forward to working with Dom over the coming months as we continue to push towards our goal of becoming a tier-one online casino content provider to operators in markets around the globe.”
FSB has bolstered its technology team with the appointment of Ken Paterson, who will become the company’s new Global Delivery Director.
Paterson, who previously served as the Chief Enterprise Architect at GVC, will be responsible for ensuring that FSB’s “technical procedures and infrastructures are in place to execute on-time, on-budget, high quality delivery” for its growing network of clients.
Dave McDowell, Chief Executive Officer at FSB, said: “Ken is another outstanding hire into our growing, global technology team. As we continue to scale across multiple continents, it was clear we needed to recruit a major industry figure to enable us to continue to put delivery at the very top of our focus.
“With Ken’s top of the market, tier one experience he was the clear choice to fill this role and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”
Bobby Longhurst has joined Sportingtech in the role of Managing Director, as the company seeks to consolidate its presence in existing markets whilst targeting new sectors.
The Malta-based full service betting and gaming solutions provider has detailed “ambitious plans” to expand its global reach, targeting emerging and regulated markets, including lotteries.
In pursuit of this objective, the firm has initiated an executive overhaul which has not only seen Longhurst take the reins as MD, but also Colin McDonagh join as Chief Sales Officer, Daniel Stone as Head of Marketing and Anthony Murphy as Head of Commercial Account Management.
“I am delighted to be joining Sportingtech at such an exciting time in its development, as I believe we have a great opportunity to make a real impact in the industry,” Longhurst noted.
“We have a very talented team in place and I’m very pleased that we can add some further management experience to it, to build upon the success the company has enjoyed to date.
Steph Nel has joined Galaxy Gaming as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, where she will lead the sales team and look to continue market expansion worldwide.
With a gaming career spanning over 20 years and across several continents, Nel brings knowledge and experience from a career as a dealer in South Africa and worked as a sales and business development gaming leader in Africa, the United Kingdom, and Las Vegas.
“As Galaxy Gaming’s product portfolio and market opportunities grow globally, we’ve been focused on continuing to strengthen our team of table games experts,” said Todd Cravens, President and CEO of Galaxy Gaming.
“Steph Nel is a seasoned gaming professional with a strong background in table games and a proven track record as a sales leader. We’re delighted to have him join our team.”