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Industry Movers & Shakers June/July

Key industry promotions and hires across the month of June & July around technology & product roles.

June 2022

Who: Michael Jack

Type: Promotion

Company: GiG - Gaming Innovation Group

Previous Role: Director of Engineering

New Role: Chief Technology Officer

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-jack-78205641/


Who: Craig Harman

Type: Promotion

Company: Catena Media

Previous Role: Head of Product Development EMEA

New Role: Group Head of Product

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigharman1/


Who: Steve Beason

Type: Hire

Previous Company and Role: Inspired Entertainment, Inc - Group Chief Technology Officer

New Company: Scientific Games

New Role: President of Digital and Sports Betting

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beason/

Press Release: https://www.scientificgames.com/news/media-releases/steve-beason-joins-scientific-games-exec-team-as-president-digital-lottery-and-sports-betting/


July 2022

Who: Chris Taylor

Type: Promotion

Company: bet365

Previous Role: Head of Performance

New Role: Chief Digital Officer

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christaylors/


Who: Pawel Kaiser

Type: Promotion

Company: STS Gaming Group

Previous Role: Product Owner

New Role: Head of Product

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pawel-kaiser/


Who: Shailendra Maurya

Type: Promotion

Company: Entain

Previous Role: Director of Technology UK

New Role: Chief Technology Officer, LadbrokesCoral Group

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shailendra-maurya-a7351ba/


Who: Simon Hammon

Type: Promotion

Company: Relax Gaming

Previous Role: Chief Product Officer

New Role: CEO

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-hammon-66821822/

Press Release: https://relax-gaming.com/news/2022/07/simon-hammon-named-new-chief-executive-officer-of-relax-gaming


Who: Jigish Mehta

Type: Hire

Previous Company and Role: Wish.- Sr Engineering Manager

New Company: Fanatics

New Role: Director of Engineering

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jigishmehta/


Who: Kevin Alvarez

Type: Hire

Previous Company and Role: GibFibre - Operations Director

New Company: DAZN Bet

New Role: Head of IT Operations

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-alvarez-46ab5267/


Who: Jerry Bowskill

Type: Hire

Previous Company and Role: Capital International Group - Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer

New Company: PointsBet

New Role: Group Chief Technology Officer

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrybowskill/

Jerry posted a final leaving article fro CIG "The Agile Way of Working" https://www.capital-iom.com/blog/the-agile-way-of-working


Who: Domienico Vacchiano

Type: Hire

Previous Company and Role: Casumo - Director of Engineering

New Company: Swintt

New Role: Chief Architect

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/domenicovacchiano/

Press Release: https://www.swintt.com/swintt-makes-major-technical-hire/