confirms new executives in team shake-up

People News announced that William (Bill) C. Thompson Jr. has joined the Company’s expanded Board of Directors.Mr. Thompson is a Partner, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Managing Director at Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, the leading national women and minority owned investment banking firm.

Siebert Williams Shank has managed over $1 trillion of municipal bonds in more than 4,000 transactions for the funding of multiple sectors including education, housing, capital facilities, economic development, and general infrastructure projects. Since 2019, Mr. Thompson has also served as Executive Committee Member and Owner of American Triple I Partners, LLC, which manages private equity investments in infrastructure.

In addition, Mr. Thompson was twice elected as Comptroller of the City of New York. As the NYC Comptroller, he led a team of 720 employees, and oversaw the fifth largest public pension fund in the U.S., safeguarding over $100 billion in assets during one of the most challenging economic periods in history. As Comptroller, he also managed a $66 million annual operating budget and $36.5 million capital budget. He has also served on the Board of Directors of SciPlay Corporation since April 2019 and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York.

Mr. Thompson will become Chair of the Audit Committee, replacing current Chair, Steven M. Cohen, who will continue to serve as an Audit Committee member.

Additionally, the Company announced the appointment of Ryan Dickinson as Chief Financial Officer and President, Katie Lever as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer, and Matt Clemenson as Chief Revenue Officer.

Tony DiMatteo, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of, commented, “We welcome Bill and are honored to have an individual of his talent and caliber join our Board. With his deep financial and government experience in both the private and public sectors, our entire organization will benefit from his leadership.”

Mr. DiMatteo continued, “The promotions of Ryan, Katie and Matt are important components in the implementation of our long-term strategy and will optimize’s structure for the future. We believe Ryan is a crucial player in our ongoing build-out of our financial team. His extensive functional and technical expertise in’s operations, as well as his performance and experience as our Acting CFO, make him an ideal choice for this role. Since joining, Katie has demonstrated excellent leadership skills and the ability to implement transformative processes and operational improvements across business functions, which she will bring to the role of our COO.” He added, “As Co-Founder of, Matt has a deep understanding of our markets and business development opportunities and will use these skills as we drive growth with our B2B partners and affiliates. I am excited to continue working with this talented leadership team and building on the success we have achieved together.”