People news 26 September 2017

The latest people news from the egaming industry in the last seven days (19 to 26 September 2017)

NYX’s David Flynn named CEO of Vera&John

Former NYX executive to take up leadership of online casino brand in October

Jackpotjoy plc (JPJ) has appointed former NYX executive David Flynn as the new CEO of its Vera&John division.

Flynn, who will take up his new role in October, has more than 14 years in the industry, serving most recently as chief commercial officer at NYX Gaming Group.

He has also held executive management roles at Microgaming and Ongame.

“We are delighted that David has joined as CEO of the Vera&John division,” said JPJ CEO Andrew McIver.

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The Stars Group appoints Christopher Coyne as chief customer officer

The Stars Group has appointed former Crown CMO Christopher Coyne to the newly-created role of chief customer officer of its gaming division Stars Interactive.

In his new role, Coyne will be tasked with “representing the customer across the business to help deliver the best experience possible.”

Coyne, who was also head of egaming at Paddy Power from 2011 to 2014, told EGR he would be using the data collected by the operator and insights from the research team to help improve the customer experience.

“My job is to add the extra 5% to the customer experience,” Coyne said. “This was already a great business before I joined so it’s about building on that.”

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Former Cherry CEO Fredrik Burvall joins Enteractive board

Former Cherry CEO Fredrik Burvall has joined the board of directors for retention solution provider Enteractive.

Burvall stood down from his position as group CEO for Cherry earlier this year, after leading the major acquisition of the group’s igaming brand ComeOn.

The Malta-based supplier helps operators reactivate churned players through one-to-one phone calls.

After 10 years at Cherry, Burvall believes re-activation will be the next big thing in online gambling.

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