Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has revealed the appointment of Ryan Collinge, the former Blueprint Gaming and Gauselmann Group Director, as the new Senior Vice President of Business Development for Platform and Sportsbook.
This move is part of GiG’s ongoing efforts to bolster its commercial expertise and expand the reach of its innovative X-Suite product lineup.
Collinge, a well-respected industry veteran with over two decades of experience, brings a track record of commercial success to GiG. Over the past 7 years, he played a key role in securing multi-million euro contracts for Blueprint Gaming and the Gauselmann Group in both retail and online sectors.
Renowned for his expertise in customer relations, Collinge has led numerous high-profile contracts that contributed to revenue growth in both emerging and established regulated markets. His notable achievements include initiating an MBO of Playnation with Palatine PE, subsequently exiting the investment to Austrian strategic buyer Novomatic in 2015.
In his new role, Collinge will be instrumental in driving GiG’s ambitious strategic commercial initiatives outlined by CBO Andrew Cochrane. The company aims to solidify its position in the industry, expand its global footprint, and foster sustained growth. GiG’s strategy revolves around delivering exceptional products and service, supported by a team of top-tier talent in the iGaming industry, to maintain its status as a pioneer in cutting-edge solutions.
GiG has witnessed a significant surge in interest following the launch of its X-Suite, featuring Platform CoreX, Sportsbook SportX, and AI-led features DataX and LogicX. This revolutionary technology, leveraging the latest in AI and data-based solutions, offers secure, scalable, and user-centric end-to-end features designed to maximize opportunities for operator growth.
Richard Carter, CEO for Platform and Sportsbook at GiG, said:
We have made some excellent hires over the past few months and Ryan is another fantastic addition to our senior team. His arrival will further help propel GiG forward to significantly scale revenue and acquire accomplished new partners. With an exceptional reputation and strong background in iGaming, I am certain his high-level knowledge of the industry and strategic approach will be invaluable to GiG during this rapid period of growth, and will help to deliver on the opportunities that lie ahead.
Andrew Cochrane, CBO for Platform and Sportsbook at GiG, said:
Ryan’s arrival provides a fantastic boost to our business development efforts, as we continue to enjoy a significant escalation in interest across all business verticals since the launch of our X-Suite solutions. His experience and proven track-record at driving commercial successes is undeniably impressive. His appointment affirms our ability to attract some of the very best talent our industry has to offer and helps to further cement our belief that we have a very exciting future ahead of us.
Ryan Collinge, Senior Vice President at GiG, said:
Joining GiG at this time was too exciting an opportunity to pass up, given the enormous potential of the business. I have been highly impressed with the new X-Suite of products and the plans that the executive team have in place for the future. We go into ICE and 2024 full of ambition and anticipation for what we can achieve together.
GiG will be showcasing its complete X-Suite product range at ICE London 2024, with a presence at Stand N9-140 next week.