Strive Gaming has announced a strengthening of its leadership team with the addition of experience banking, commerce and B2C gaming executive Andrew Holmes as COO.
The new appointee moves from TwinSpires, the online betting arm of racing and casino company Churchill Down Inc, where he served as vice president of product.
Prior to this, he notched successes with unicorn businesses such as DocuSign, where he spent two years as director of product management, and also built up considerable MarTech experience in Silicon Valley, London and Melbourne.
In his new role, he will form part of an exciting management team, including CEO Max Meltzer, president and CCO Damian Xuereb and CTO Jesse Cary, playing a role in developing the company’s real money iGaming platform.
He was welcomed by Mr Meltzer, who said: “Appointing Andrew as our new COO represents another significant step forward for Strive Gaming as we continue to deliver on our promise of becoming the leading B2B real money iGaming platform in North America.
“Andrew’s blend of experience across multiple industries such as gaming and finance – where he has worked on everything from unicorn-large business to small and mid-level business – plus his involvement in product and operations roles at C-level has convinced me he’ll be an ideal fit for this role.”
Mr Holmes commented: “Joining Strive as COO represents the culmination of an incredible few years within the iGaming industry for me on a personal level. I already see the business as the market leading platform in the US and Canada and I’m very much looking forward to doing everything I can to cement that status through product and operational excellence.
“It’s an incredibly exciting challenge for me to be joining Strive at such a crucial time for the business, but I believe with the industry experience I can bring to the role, plus the support of such an incredible team, we can achieve our ambitions and make 2022 a truly ground-breaking year for the company.”
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