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Kindbridge appoints Farahi as executive chairman

| By Marese O'Hagan
Gambling harm teletherapy company Kindbridge has appointed David Jacques Farahi as executive chairman of its board of directors.

Before his new role at Kindbridge, Farahi was the chief operating officer at Monarch Casino and Resort and also held the role of executive chairman of software company Quick Custom Intelligence.

Farahi’s appointment comes as Kindbridge is expanding its reach across the US. The company said that Farahi’s knowledge of licensing across multiple jurisdictions will aid this expansion plan.

“We are excited to have David on board as our executive chairman,” said Kindbridge CEO and founder Daniel Umfleet. “His expertise and leadership will be instrumental in advancing our mission to provide the highest quality behavioural health services to those in need.”

Farahi said that he was “thrilled” to join Kindbridge and to help improve the lives of people struggling with gambling disorders.

“I look forward to leveraging my experience in the gaming and healthcare industries to help Kindbridge continue to innovate and provide the highest quality care for its patients,” Farahi said.

In May 2022, Kindbridge announced that it would make a number of new strategic appointments to the company’s board. The appointees included Brianne Doura-Schawohl, founder and CEO of government relations at gambling policy consultancy firm Doura-Schawohl Consulting.

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