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Pragmatic Play appoints operations chief from Microgaming

| By Hannah Gannage-Stewart
Microgaming VP of operations Melissa Summerfield joins Pragmatic as chief commercial officer

Pragmatic Play has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Melissa Summerfield as chief commercial officer.

Summerfield was previously at Microgaming for a year and a half, where she served as VP of operations for Gibraltar, Spain and Latin America, holding responsibility for commercial strategy and operational growth.

She started her career in the gaming industry with BetVictor in 2003, where she played a key role in establishing the operator’s casino offering.

She went on to hold positions at Party Gaming and bwin.party (now GVC), with a senior role working as bwin.party’s head of gaming operations for more than four years, overseeing the running of more than 50 prominent gaming brands.

Yossi Barzely, chief business development officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Melissa to Pragmatic Play, and the depth and quality of her experience from both a B2B and B2C perspective will prove invaluable as we continue to expand our operations.

“We have grown our global footprint with a number of significant operator and supplier integrations in recent months, and we will build on this progress in 2018.”

Summerfield added that she looked “forward to contributing to the company’s huge potential.”

Pragmatic Play releases two new games a month, which feature on many of the world’s leading casino brands. It recently brokered content deals with NYX and Twin.

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