GAN Appoints CFO in the US
GAN an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gaming software, services and online gaming content in the United States, today announces the appointment of Richard Santiago (age 45) as Chief Financial Officer to be based in GAN’s Las Vegas offices alongside the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer and the Non-executive Chairman.
Mr Santiago will join GAN on June 18, 2018 from EatStreet, a leading US Internet-based food delivery service and brings substantial operational and strategic financial expertise to GAN derived from a wide range of US-based Internet companies.
Mr Santiago holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and is a highly experienced senior finance professional with a successful track record of performance in the role of Chief Financial Officer (or other similarly senior finance roles) among major US consumer Internet businesses most recently including EatStreet and substantial Internet gaming businesses encompassing Activision Blizzard and Riot Games, the award-winning eSports videogame developer and publisher of ‘League of Legends’.
Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN commented: “After an extensive multi-month process I’m delighted to announce Richard’s future membership of GAN’s leadership team as our Chief Financial Officer. Richard’s proven experience in fast-growing companies in diverse US Internet industries, combined with excellent operational capabilities will provide GAN’s leadership team with substantial incremental bench strength as we continue to deliver on our US-facing growth strategy. I look forward to welcoming Richard to GAN this Summer.”
Richard Santiago, CFO-designate for GAN commented: “GAN sits within the intriguing intersection between the overlapping Industries of online videogames and gaming/gambling with their intriguing Simulated Gaming offering an exciting entertainment experience designed specifically for casino patrons of America. US regulation of real money Internet gaming and, potentially, Internet sports betting also appears to be gaining momentum which positions GAN for rapid growth which I have substantial strategic financial experience in helping Dermot and the existing leadership team manage.”