GVC strengthens operational division with two new hires

GVC Holdings has strengthened its senior operational management team by announcing the appointment of a new director of payments and compliance, and a new gaming product director.

Set to join the operator’s leadership in early November, Gabriele Griesbacher will assume the role of Director of Payments, while Colin Cole-Johnson takes up the role of Gaming Product Director.

Shay Segev, Chief Operating Officer of GVC celebrated the new appointments: “We are delighted to have Gabriele and Colin joining us. Both have huge expertise in their respective areas and will further strengthen the Group’s leadership team.

“Gabriele will spearhead our ever-increasing focus on compliance, ensuring we maintain a player-safety-first approach in everything we do, while Colin will drive our gaming product forward, bringing his unparalleled industry experience and gaming expertise.”

Griesbacher will hold the responsibility of overseeing all aspects of payments across the Group covering the areas of commercial, product and compliance.

The role will involve close collaboration with the Group’s Compliance, Marketing and Customer Service Teams, with the role having a particular focus on responsible gambling, Know Your Customer and Source of Funds commitments.

She joins from the end-to-end financial platform, PXP Financial (formerly part of the GVC Group as Kalixa), where she was COO. Based in Gibraltar, she will report directly into Group COO, Shay Segev.

Meanwhile Cole-Johnson will oversee GVC’s casino, live and bingo products with a particular emphasis on elevating player experience. GVC explained that he brings with him a ‘proven track record of delivering success’, having previously held positions at Rank, William Hill and Ladbrokes. Based in London, Colin will report to Deputy COO, Valery Gelfman.

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