With plenty of movers and shakers around the industry, allow CasinoBeats to give you the rundown on a number of recent manoeuvres.
European Casino Association
Dietmar Hoscher has resigned from his position as vice chairman and board member of the European Casino Association with immediate effect due to “serious health reasons”.
Involved with the ECA since 2011 and subsequently reelected three times, which would have lasted until February 2021, Hoscher oversaw two working groups, with those concerning responsible gambling and corporate social responsibility as well as on legal and regulatory affairs.
“Mr Hoscher was an important leader within the ECA, always focused on the topics that challenge our industry – illegal, unlicensed gambling, money laundering, the protection of consumers, to name the most important ones.
“The sustainability of the licensed casino industry was a mission for him and he made sure the ECA became a member of the UN Global Compact as the first and only gambling trade organisation.
“He was a dedicated representative of the ECA brand and was invited as a speaker to many of the major gambling congresses worldwide. We will miss him, but we understand his decision. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours.” – Per Jaldung, ECA chairman.
A trio of new hires have been welcomed by Scientific Games, as the firm strives to add further talent to strengthen its gaming leadership team.
Matt Wilson will join the company as executive vice president and group chief executive of gaming on March 1, 2020, with Siobhan Lane to assume the new role of chief commercial officer of gaming a month earlier on February 1, 2020.
Furthermore Connie James joined Scientific Games as chief financial officer of gaming on January 6, 2020, with Derik Mooberry, who has served as the gaming group chief executive, transitioning to a strategic advisory role to support the new leadership team.
“We have assembled an impressive leadership team that will complement the existing leaders and talent in our business, further strengthening our great organisation and enabling our future potential.
“We are committed to making great games and products players and partners love. A strong team of passionate people is the foundation of any great business and will further solidify our position as the world leader in gaming entertainment.” – Barry Cottle, Scientific Games president and CEO.
Ori Zilbershtein has been recruited by Hyperion Tech as chief business development officer, utilising product development and digital marketing experience to serve clients across igaming industry.
The former director of product at Catena Media, Zilbershtein also boasts prior experience at 888 Holdings as well as forming his own digital marketing agency, Imperaweb.
“I couldn’t be happier that my brother Ori is joining Hyperion Tech to help drive our next phase of growth. Since our launch in 2017, we have built an incredibly talented team of passionate people who consistently deliver for our clients.
“Ori’s experience in SEO and digital marketing is second to none, as he has shown with the huge success of Catena Media over the past three years, and we are lucky to have him on board.” – Stav Zilbershtein, CEO and founder of Hyperion Tech.
Sports Information Services
William Morris has been promoted to head of international racing at Sports Information Services, having first joined the firm in 2016 as digital sales manager.
Previously working at the Racing Post for eight years, Morris is lauded as playing a key role in growing the company’s digital business, both domestically and internationally.
In his new role, Morris will be responsible for managing and growing SIS’s international horse racing rights portfolio, which forms an integral part of the company’s betting channels including its new 24/7 live betting channels.
“William has made a significant impact since joining the company three years ago and we’re pleased that he’s now taking on the role of head of international racing.
“With his industry experience and passion for horse racing, we believe William is the perfect candidate to further enhance our international racing rights operations.” – Paul Witten, product director at SIS.