Jackpotjoy appoints Flynn to lead Vera&John as CEO

25 September 2017

Jackpotjoy has named David Flynn, previously of NYX Gaming Group, as the new chief executive of its Vera&John division.

Flynn most recently served as chief commercial officer at NYX and will move into his new role at Vera&John next month.

Earlier in his career, Flynn spent time as both chief executive and chief operating officer of NYX Interactive AB, prior to its merger with NextGen Gaming.

In addition, Flynn held various executive management roles at Microgaming and Ongame.

“The opportunity to enrich the gaming experience of our customers is an exciting one and I look forward to working closely with colleagues to continue the positive momentum of this business,” Flynn said.

Andrew McIver, chief executive of Jackpotjoy, added: “We are delighted that David has joined as chief executive of the Vera&John division; he brings invaluable experience of the gaming sector, which will help the business to build on strong recent trading and support the company’s growth plans.”

Jackpotjoy acquired the Vera&John online casino business in December 2014

Meanwhile, Jackpotjoy has announced UK television personality Paddy McGuinness as its new ambassador.

McGuinness, who replaces actress Barbara Windsor in the role, will now feature in Jackpotjoy’s integrated advertising campaign across television and online.

McGuinness, also a stand-up comedian, is best known for presenting popular dating television programme ‘Take Me Out’ and being a star of Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’ show.

Irina Cornides, chief executive of Jackpotjoy, said: “We’re ecstatic to welcome Paddy on board as the new face of our latest Jackpotjoy campaign.

“We wanted someone who fitted well with the brand and, just like Jackpotjoy, Paddy is entertaining, fun and someone that our target audience resonates with.”

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