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Games Global appoints industry veterans to senior leadership team

| By Robert Fletcher
Newly founded content supplier Games Global has made a series of appointments to its senior leadership team, featuring a number of experienced executives from across the gambling industry.

Backed by “private capital” and focused on developing and distributing content in regulated markets worldwide, the business is led by chief executive Walter Bugno, who was formerly executive vice president of new business and strategic initiatives at IGT. He announced his resignation from IGT in May this year.

Bugno, along with chief financial officer Tim Mickley, will head up a senior leadership team that now includes chief people and transformation officer Leila Goelz, previously of Stars Group.

Theo Naicker, who spent more than 20 years with software development house Derivco, has joined as chief operating officer. Kimberley Broad, who most recently served as director of compliance for Microgaming, was also named chief compliance officer.

Meanwhile, Andrew Booth, formerly director of games for Microgaming, joined as chief product officer. In addition, Julie Allison, who spent time with Paddy Power Betfair, Red Tiger and NetEnt, was appointed chief revenue officer.

“I am incredibly proud to be at the helm of Games Global with such a strong and growth-focused leadership team,” Bugno said. “We are deeply committed to expansion and delivering second-to-none products and services to our customers and, ultimately, their players. 

“We are looking forward to 2022 with great anticipation, entering the new year with a fantastic team, exceptional offering and growing business.”

The series of appointments comes after Games Global last month agreed to acquire the Quickfire business from Microgaming.

The deal is expected to close in Q2 of 2022, with Games Global set to hold international distribution rights to Quickfire’s gaming portfolio and jackpot network.

Microgaming’s Quickfire business was one of the earliest aggregators of casino content.

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