Gaming firm GAN taps US finance chief
Gan, the gaming software company headed by Dermot Smurfit Jr, has appointed Richard Santiago as its chief financial officer.
It follows a US court decision that is set to liberalise the gambling industry there. Mr Santiago will join GAN next month from EatStreet, a US internet-based food delivery service.
Dublin-listed Gan said he brings "substantial" operational and strategic financial expertise to GAN.
Dermot Smurfit Jr said that Mr Santiago'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."
Mr Santiago has worked at a number of US consumer internet businesses, including EatStreet and internet gaming businesses Activision Blizzard and Riot Games, the award-winning eSports video game developer and publisher of 'League of Legends'.