Rational Group promotes Templer to COO
Amaya-owned Rational Group has appointed David Templer as its new chief operating officer.
Templer currently serves as chief strategy officer at the operator of PokerStars and will assume his new role on January 1, reporting directly to Rafi Ashkenazi, chief executive of Rational Group and Amaya.
In his new role, Templer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of various parts of the business, including customer support, security and integrity, information security and payments.
Templer will also continue to oversee the launch of core products into new markets and adding new verticals within existing markets.
Prior to joining PokerStars in 2011 as group director of business development and strategy, Templer served as chief operating officer at NetPlay TV and also held senior roles with Two Way TV and Two Way Gaming.
“Rafi and I have a great established working relationship; my renewed focus on the operations side of the business, both core products and new markets, will free Rafi to continue to deliver the strategic gains that we've planned for our growing portfolio of brands for 2017 and beyond,” Templer said.
Ashkenazi added: “Guy has been a key architect of our strategy and our operational excellence efforts that are driving our business toward sustainable, diversified growth.
“His deep knowledge of the company, our customers and our products combined with his industry expertise makes him a vital member of our executive management team.”
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