NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 5, 2018 / Newgioco Group, Inc. (NWGI), a company providing regulated online and land-based gaming and sports bet wagering through licensed subsidiaries in Italy and Austria, and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, today announced that Elizabeth J. (Betsy) MacLean has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) and chief compliance officer (CCO). Ms. MacLean joined Newgioco in September 2018 as Vice President Finance and Accounting, and during this initial period she became acquainted with the operational and corporate financial structure of Newgioco in respect to both gaming operations in Europe as well as forecasting and budgeting for the Company's global expansion strategy.
Prior to joining Newgioco, Ms. MacLean had more than 20 years of experience leading Finance teams in a variety of industries in both the United States and the United Kingdom, including serving as Global Lead for Financial Systems and Processes at Progressive Gaming International. In addition to PhD coursework in Accounting, she holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with a specialty in Statistics and Game Theory as well as a B.A. in Biology from the University of Chicago. Ms. MacLean also brings to Newgioco deep experience in management processes including Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing training in Aerospace manufacturing. She is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and is an instructor in Design for Six Sigma.
Michele (Mike) Ciavarella, CEO of Newgioco Group, stated ''we are very excited to have Betsy move into key stewardship roles as Newgioco takes another significant step in our corporate development and global strategy. Taking on these dual senior roles is no easy task, and Betsy's results-driven energy fits extremely well with our growth-focused culture. We believe her skillset complements our experienced management and her impressive, broad range of capabilities makes Betsy the right choice to lead our Finance strategy as we continue to deliver strong returns to our shareholders.''
"I am delighted to have had the opportunity to warm-up to the enthusiasm ingrained in the Newgioco family ahead of this exciting industry period," commented Ms. MacLean. ''I'm looking forward to the challenge of leading a Finance team that provides visibility to the financial health of the business and secondly, to align the Odissea B.I. team to harness the power of true Business Intelligence to get meaningful analysis into the hands of decision makers at the right time, and in the right context. Achieving this dual vision will be the key to Finance enabling Newgioco to accelerate its trajectory of profitable growth.''
About Newgioco Group, Inc.
Newgioco Group, Inc., together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a fully licensed and integrated online and land-based leisure gaming operator. The Company conducts its business under the registered brand Newgioco primarily through its internet-based betting distribution network on its website, www.newgioco.it, as well as retail neighborhood betting shops situated throughout Italy.
The Company offers its clients a full suite of leisure gaming products and services, such as sports betting, virtual sports, online casino, poker, bingo, interactive games and slots, as well as owning and operating an innovative betting platform (www.odissea.at) providing both B2B and B2C bet processing. Additional information is available on our corporate website at www.newgiocogroup.com.
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