Tuesday 13 November 2018

Gaming firm GAN taps US finance chief

Mr Santiago has worked at a number of US consumer internet businesses, including internet gaming businesses Activision Blizzard and Riot Games. Stock picture
Mr Santiago has worked at a number of US consumer internet businesses, including internet gaming businesses Activision Blizzard and Riot Games. Stock picture
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

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'.

Irish Independent

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