Paul J Duffen (Executive Chairman)
Executive Chairman, aged 63, brings almost 40 years in management experience in various industries and being an entrepreneur. Paul was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (until 2006) of Catalyst Media Group plc, which specialised in the sports, media and entertainment sectors, including motor racing in the USA and Horse Racing in the UK. He subsequently served as Executive Chairman of Hull City Football Club, securing their first promotion to the Premier League in 2008 and Chairman of Newsdesk Media Ltd, an international publishing Group. He currently serves as a non-executive Director of Animus Associates Ltd, a business intelligence consultancy.
Marcel Noordeloos (Finance Director):
Chief Financial Officer, aged 53, was Group Finance Director at Playlogic International NV between 2006 and 2009 and Chief Financial Officer at Playlogic Entertainment Inc from March 2009 until September 2010 prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer at B90 Holdings plc. Marcel has held several management positions with among others Nike (2002-2006) and PwC (1992-2001). Marcel holds an RA Degree (Registered Accountant) from the University of Amsterdam.
Rainer Lauffs (Marketing Director):
Chief Operating Officer, aged 49, is a business graduate from Philipps University of Marburg (Germany) and has been working in the online gaming world since 2006. Among other projects, he was significantly involved in building up PartyGaming’s business in German and Dutch territories.
Mark Rosman (Non-executive Director):
Non-Executive Director, aged 54, has over 15 years of experience advising on private equity investments and managing private equity portfolios. Mark worked for Galladio Capital Management B.V. for eleven years and held the role of chief operating officer from 2006 until his departure in 2010. Since leaving Galladio, Mark has served as chief executive officer of The Nestegg B.V., a private equity management and advisory firm that advises high net worth individuals on the structuring and management of investments. Mark is a law graduate from VU University Amsterdam and has an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management.
Karim Peer (Non-executive Director)
Non-Executive Director, aged 57, has undertaken numerous roles including being Managing Director of Open Bet, a leading provider of sportsbook, casino gaming and betting shop technology helping acquire Alphameric plc and growing annualised revenues to approximately £56m. Karim was part of the team that sold Open Bet to Vitruvian Partners in a deal worth more than £200m. Since 2014, Karim has been CEO of ClearLakeBlue Limited (“ClearLakeBlue”), which provides strategic consultancy and advice to corporates and private equity. His company focuses on restructuring, turnarounds and financial planning and works with corporates to prepare them for growth and to assist them in raising new capital.