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Gambling.com Group appoints former Catena COO Johannes Bergh as CSO

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Affiliate business the Gambling.com Group has appointed former Catena Media executive Johannes Bergh as its new chief strategy officer.

Bergh previously served as chief operations officer and deputy chief executive officer at Catena, the gaming industry’s largest performance marketing company by revenue.

In those roles, he was responsible for global strategy, operations, innovation and integration of acquired companies.

Prior to his time at Catena, Bergh had served as chief executive of management consulting firm Rewir, and chief brand officer of infrared technology company FLIR Systems.

“The appointment of Johannes Bergh marks only the second time in 14 years we have brought on a new C-level officer to the Group,” said Charles Gillespie, Gambling.com Group’s chief executive.

“I consider us incredibly fortunate to have connected with [Bergh] at the right time and look forward to working with him to deliver the next chapter of Gambling.com Group’s growth.”

Bergh added: “Based on steady financial performance, best-in-class use of technology and a portfolio of fast-growing brands, the team at Gambling.com Group has created something exceptional.”

“I am excited to bring my experience to the team and help the company grow in new markets such as the United States.”

The group has expanded its footprint in North America throughout 2020, having launched its new casino-based affiliate website aimed at the US, SlotSource.com, in July.

Its US subsidiary, KAX Media America, also received approval to roll out its services in Illinois and Tennessee in November, allowing it to partner licensed sportsbook operators in Tennessee to drive traffic, and to launch its own Gambling.com and Bookies.com websites in Illinois.

The group is also approved to offer its services to betting operators in Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

In November, the group reported a €2.8m net profit for Q3 2020, after a strong performance from its organic traffic services helped to increase revenue by 52.2% year-on-year.

Revenue for the three months to September 30 amounted to €6.3m, compared to €4.2m in Q3 2019.

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