UK PC, Mobile Games Company shifts into High Gear with new Systems EVP
If you’re looking for a top-shelf wine, you don’t buy something that was bottled a few weeks ago. Likewise, if you’re seeking a beast mode executive to head up an international office, you don’t scour the top universities for 2015 grads. That was the thinking of GameAccount Network when it found a 13-year industry veteran.
With a top level position to be filled in its North American office, UK-based GameAccount Network (GAN) sought the best of the best. Someone with years of experience traversing all avenues of the PC and mobile games industry. Someone who already knew and managed the ins and outs of internet gambling business in all capacities. They found Michael Daly.
On Monday, GAN announced the official recruitment of Michael Daly as the company’s new Executive Vice President of Systems, North America. Mr. Daly has a wealth of hands-on knowledge that will help lead the North American unit to imminent success over the coming years.
Michael has an MBA from the University of Utah and graduated MIT with a degree in engineering. From there, he took on a role at Bally Technologies as Senior Director of Interactive Division Operations, responsible for the oversight of the Las Vegas company’s internet, mobile and social division.
He was then hired by SHFL Entertainment as Vice President of Online Gaming, managing over 70 global employees in SHFL’s worldwide execution of online B2B strategies. Climbing the ladder once more, Daly took on the role of CEO of Automated Cash Systems for a Reno-based startup company specializing in banking technology. While there, he oversaw the engineering team as the company successfully launched a handheld debit banking system designed for casino table games.
Daly’s New Responsibilities at GAN
According to the press release issued by GAN, Daly’s EVP Systems role will be a demanding one, to say the least, but one that he is more than prepared to undertake.
“As Executive Vice President of Systems, North America, Michael will be responsible for managing the growing number of relationships with casino equipment manufacturers who work with GAN to bring their machine-based games to life online across desktop and mobile devices,” read the announcement.
Responsible for the development and distribution of online games for major US casino operators, which represent more than “25% of a typical casino gaming floor”, Mr. Daly’s role at GAN will see him assisting “US manufacturers in achieving their strategic goals in the interactive space, a key knowledge service provided by GAN.”
Mr. Daly will also work in tandem with the company’s “Sales, Marketing, and Operations teams on the signing, launch and support of new North American Simulated Gaming and real money Regulated Gaming clients.”
Daly + GAN = Superior PC & Mobile Games Company
Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN, extolled the recruitment of Michael Daly as the new EVP of Systems, North America. “Michael brings a wealth of experience in the emerging US Internet gaming industry combined with a solid background working in the land-based casino sector. His versatility and industry savvy make him an integral part of GAN expansion in the US market.
“GAN has a strong history and reputation as the industry leader in the US Internet gaming space, and bringing in consummate professionals such as Michael will ensure that we maintain our position at the forefront of the US casino industry as it continues to move online,” said Smurfit.
Daly was equally delighted to take on the new role with the UK-based company in its North American endeavors. “I’m very excited to be joining the GAN team. GAN’s growing portfolio of partnerships with top tier US casino operators and casino equipment manufacturers puts the Company in an exciting market position,” he said.
“I look forward to working with the high caliber of GAN professionals to push the business to new heights.”