Game Play, Vita Media & Super Group: on the move

With comings and goings commonplace in the industry, Boom Entertainment, Game Play Network and the Super Group all feature in our latest look at a number of recent moves.

great group

great group increased the number of its independent directors to nine, after confirming the appointments of Natara Holloway and Jonathan Jossel.

Holloway joins the parent company of sports betting and online gaming brand Betway, multi-brand online casino Spin, following the success of the SPAC deal with Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp.

She previously held various positions for the National Football League for nearly two decades and was most recently Vice President of Business Operations and Strategy for Football Operations.

Jossel is currently the General Manager of Plaza Hotel & Casino and has nearly a decade of experience in the gaming industry.

Neal Menashegeneral manager of great groupcommented: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan and Natara to the Super Group Board of Directors.

“They both bring a wealth of experience relevant to our industry and will be able to provide valuable insights as we pursue our global growth strategy.”

Soaring Entertainment

Soaring Entertainment strengthened its C-level management team after confirming the appointment of Zack Messer as chief financial officer.

Formerly of Scientific Games, Pinnacle Entertainment and IGT, he will be responsible for improving the company’s financial performance as it seeks to exploit new opportunities in the U.S. online gaming and daily fantasy sports markets.

“The growth opportunities at Boom are unprecedented and this is the right time to bring in a seasoned financial strategist,” noted stephen murphyco-founder and CEO of Boom Entertainment.

“Zack is a perfect fit for the CFO role, having spent 14 years in gaming and held various strategic finance positions at IGT, Pinnacle Entertainment and most recently Scientific Games as Head of Finance for Game Operations.

“He has also been involved in various M&A transactions, ranging from mergers to multi-billion dollar acquisitions, and that experience will also be invaluable.”

Vita Media Group

Danish igaming affiliate Vita Media Group confirmed the appointment of Michel Asselta as CEO of Affilisearch.

In this role, Asselta will be responsible for the company’s US operations, which will include bringing Ekstrapoint and the Affilisearch network to market.

“Having the United States as a market of special interest has changed our long-term strategy,” noted Jimmi MeilstrupCEO of Vita Media Group.

“Therefore, we are very pleased to welcome Michael to develop our market approach and lead our expansion in the United States. Primarily, we are more than happy to see our Ekstrapoint.com being introduced in the US as the premier igaming loyalty and rewards platform.

“Long term, we look forward to the introduction of our entire game portfolio to the US market.”

gaming network

Ian Smith was named Chief Technology Officer and games game networkas the Los Angeles-based real-money gambling platform aims to achieve its “ambitious next step”.

In this role, Smith will be responsible for driving product expansion, technology innovation and platform scalability to support GPN’s integration of its patented technology within its network of B2B customers.

He joins GPN after serving in various industry organizations including Rank Interactive, Flutter Entertainment and William Hill, where he served as CTO, CTO, and Global Director, respectively.

“We are delighted to welcome Ian to the GPN team,” said Russell well, President of GPN. “He is an experienced iGaming innovator, perfectly positioned to take GPN’s first-of-its-kind igaming platform to its next stage of commercialization.

“Ian’s leadership will accelerate growth, expand the company’s footprint and create exciting new experiences for gamers.”

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