Strive Gaming Appoints Ian Smith as Chief Technology Officer

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Strive Gaming, the distinguished provider of real money gaming platforms in North America, proudly welcomes Ian Smith as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With over two decades of expertise in the gaming sector, Smith’s appointment brings a wealth of industry knowledge to Strive.

Throughout his distinguished career, Smith has held key leadership positions at renowned companies such as William Hill, Rank Group, Flutter Entertainment (owner of FanDuel), and Game Play Network. His contributions have played a pivotal role in advancing the technical capabilities and growth of these organizations across various scales and stages of development.

During his tenure at Rank Group, a prominent UK-based casino and bingo enterprise, Smith spearheaded the expansion of their Player Account Management (PAM) systems and Omni-Channel experiences, showcasing his adeptness in fostering innovation and scalability within intricate environments. This expertise holds significant relevance for both tribal and commercial casinos seeking to optimize the synergy between their land-based and digital operations.

With extensive involvement in Class III and Class II gaming, coupled with a profound understanding of US regulatory frameworks and technical intricacies, Smith offers a distinctive perspective to Strive Gaming. Renowned for his hands-on leadership style, Smith is dedicated to instigating innovation and maintaining excellence throughout the organization.

Smith’s appointment underscores Strive Gaming’s steadfast commitment to driving innovation and delivering state-of-the-art solutions to its clientele. His remarkable track record and extensive experience position him as an invaluable asset to the company’s leadership cadre.

“I’m thrilled to join the talented team at Strive Gaming,” said Smith. “Having worked with their PAM product from a customer perspective, I have firsthand experience of its quality and potential. I am confident that together, we can further evolve the company and achieve our vision of becoming the number one PAM provider in North America.”

“We are delighted to welcome Ian Smith to Strive Gaming as our new CTO,” said Max Meltzer, CEO of Strive Gaming. “Ian has rare characteristics; exceptional hands-on skill, experience and yet a sense of calm, humility and above all a desire to help talent around him flourish. This coupled with his extensive industry experience in the gaming industry make him the right person to lead our technical initiatives and helping the business achieve its goals”

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