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Accel appoints Phelan to newly created US gaming role

| By Robert Fletcher
Gaming terminal business Accel Entertainment has announced the appointment of Mark Phelan to the newly created position of president for US gaming.
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In the role, Phelan will be responsible for setting and guiding Accel’s growth strategy. This includes leading the execution of key expansion and diversification initiatives at Accel.

Phelan takes on the position having served as chief revenue officer at Accel since March of 2017. He will continue to oversee Accel’s business development as well as the business’ M&A strategy.

Phelan will also remain an active member of the executive team and continue to report to president and CEO, Andy Rubenstein.

Prior to joining Accel, Phelan was director of research for SFG Asset Advisors. He also held several positions within the finance industry including CEO of M22 Capital and head of Asian derivatives trading at DRW Trading Group.

Phelan to lead expansion and growth plans at Accel

“It is an honour to step into this new role during such an exciting time for Accel,” Phelan said. “I look forward to deepening my focus on strategic growth initiatives and continuing to work closely with Andy and the rest of Accel’s talented team.

“We will continue to grow the business, explore adjacent markets and further position ourselves as the country’s premier local gaming provider.”

CEO Rubenstein added: “Since joining Accel, Mark has been an exceptional leader of our sales and revenue team. Throughout this time, Mark has driven significant revenue growth and helped shepherd Accel’s expansion into new markets.

“This newly created position will enable Mark to focus even more of his time and energy on our go-forward strategy to expand our geographical presence and the breadth of our offerings.

“This appointment is a true testament to Mark’s expertise and I look forward to continuing to partner with him in this new capacity.”

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