Nektan Boosts Senior Management Team with Double COO Appointments

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Tuesday, 1st May, 2018 – Nektan PLC (AIM: NKTN), an international B2B and white label gaming software and services provider, has strengthened its expanding operations by appointing a new Chief Operating Officer for both its White Label and B2B divisions.

Jane Ryan now heads up Nektan’s B2B unit with Michael Byrne appointed to lead its White label business.

Byrne joins from Microgaming, where he held the position of Regional Business Manager and played a key role in setting up a new Malta hub for the company’s gaming platform Quickfire. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Director at IGT for its Interactive division, and led William Hill’s mobile division during a four-year spell with the operator.

As an internal promotion, Ryan has a proven track record developing and driving Nektan’s thriving B2B international arm. She successfully spearheaded Nektan’s launch in Asia through a global platform agreement with Tyche Digital for its Evolve Lite gaming platform, making Nektan one of the only iGaming platform providers to have presence in Europe, the US and Asia.

Gary Shaw, CEO at Nektan said: “We’re thrilled to announce our latest senior appointments. They are two highly capable individuals who will no doubt apply their wealth of industry experience and commercial acumen to grow our B2B and White Label businesses.

“Jane has performed exceptionally well for Nektan, helping to drive our global B2B operations forward, while Michael will bring a fresh perspective to White Label with his industry experience in senior roles.”

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About Nektan:

Nektan PLC is a leading international B2B and white label gaming software and services provider, operating in the regulated, interactive real money gaming space. Nektan’s full end-to-end technology platform, Evolve, simplifies and supports the route to online gaming revenues, managing the full customer experience and back-office operations, allowing commercial partners to focus on marketing the product to its consumers. Its B2B platform, Evolve Lite, gives operators first-time access to cutting-edge European digital casino content, ensuring their focus is on the end user.

Nektan’s US operating subsidiary, Respin, provides US land-based casinos with in-venue mobile gaming solutions which allow operators to add mobile technology and content to their existing offerings, with products accessible to players across both cabinets and mobile devices inside casinos. Respin has a strong intellectual property portfolio including game patents for Rapid Games™ (on-property mobile entertainment), and other captivating concepts and brands.

Nektan is headquartered in Gibraltar, with offices in London, Reno and Hyderabad. It is regulated by the Gibraltar Licensing Authority and the UK Gambling Commission, as well as in the Irish market. Nektan PLC (NKTN) was admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in November 2014.

Source: European Gaming Industry News

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