Inspired Announces Management Changes
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Inspired Entertainment, Inc. announced that, effective immediately, the Company has formed the Office of the Executive Chairman, which will consist of Executive Chairman Lorne Weil; President and Chief Operating Officer Brooks Pierce; Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Daniel Silvers; and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stewart Baker. The Office of the Executive Chairman will execute the day-to-day management of the Company.
In connection with the formation of the Office of the Executive Chairman, Brooks Pierce has been named the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Pierce recently joined the Company as Senior Vice President, North America. He has over 25 years of experience in the gaming industry. He joins established Company executives Weil, Silvers and Baker in the new Office of Executive Chairman. Also in connection with the formation of the Office of the Executive Chairman, the Company’s CFO, Stewart Baker, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
The Company also announced that Luke Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer, is departing the Inspired group, under terms being finalized. Executive Chairman Lorne Weil said, “I am grateful to Luke for his leadership of Inspired since its founding and during its rapid growth in its inaugural year and a half as a public company. We will miss him, and we wish him every success”. The Inspired Board adds its thanks and best wishes. Mr. Alvarez’s previous responsibilities will be divided among the members of the Office of the Executive Chairman.
The Company also pre-announced certain summary unaudited financial results for the Second Quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended March 31, 2018. The Company has not completed its financial closing procedures, and its independent registered public accounting firm has not completed its review of the Company’s results of operations for that quarter. Nevertheless, based on the Company’s initial assessments, it estimates that its consolidated revenue for that quarter will be approximately $37.5 million, representing an increase of approximately 33.5% over the Company’s consolidated revenue for the comparable period in the prior year, and that its consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) for that quarter will be approximately $12.4 million, representing an increase of approximately 43.4% over the Company’s consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the comparable period in the prior year and an increase of approximately 26.1% over the Company’s consolidated Adjusted EBITDA for the First Quarter of its 2018 fiscal year. These estimates exceed the quarterly results that the Company budgeted for itself in 2017, at the beginning of its 2018 fiscal year.
These estimates are preliminary and the Company’s actual results may differ materially from these estimates, including as a result of the completion of the Company’s quarter-end financial closing procedures, any adjustments that may result from the review of the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the quarter by its independent registered public accounting firm and other developments that may arise between now and the time the consolidated financial results for the quarter are finalized and publicly reported in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
Mr. Weil concluded, “I believe the outlook for the Company is strong and I look forward to continuing to work with the leadership team, the Board and our incredibly talented employees as we execute on our strategic priorities as a best-in-class company and leader in our industry.”
Source: European Gaming Industry News