Elys Game Technology Hires Industry Expert Sandy Drozd to Lead US Technology Rollout
NEW YORK, April 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Elys Game Technology, Corp. (“Elys” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ELYS) (BER: 3UW), an interactive gaming and sports betting technology company, is pleased to announce the hiring of industry leader Sandy Drozd to lead the Company’s technology deployments in the United States and Canada.
Ms. Drozd has in-depth knowledge of sports betting product design and implementation, as well as multi-state sports gaming compliance and regulation, auditing processes, system operation and unparalleled knowledge of modern technology stacks and program management. She is a skilled and accomplished leader in product management, software platform delivery, and program management, and is a certified Scrum Master with experience building and leading multiple teams within complex and heavily regulated.
“We are excited to have Sandy join Elys as Team Leader for US Technology Deployments, confirming our commitment to global expansion. Working through our subsidiary USBookmaking in Las Vegas, Sandy joins our world-class Odissea technology team based in Innsbruck and Tuscany,” said Michele Ciavarella, Executive Chairman of Elys. “Sandy brings over 25 years of experience in the sports gaming industry working on complex regulatory submissions in the United States and provides a critical function for our rapid multi-state expansion plan. I also absolutely believe that his strong people skills could produce highly efficient and self-organized development and delivery teams for our aspirations to become the leading B2B sports betting technology provider in North America.”
Sandy Drozd commented, “I am thrilled to join the Elys team and look forward to contributing to the company’s innovative gaming platforms, expanding our North American footprint and advancing our operational excellence.
Ms. Drozd is a graduate of the University of Nevada with a host of complex US regulatory submissions in multiple states since 1997. Ms. Drozd most recently served as Executive Director of Mobile Applications and Agile Transformation at Wynn Resorts Las Vegas. While at Wynn Resorts, she transitioned to WynnBet as Executive Director of Deployment Operations. His previous engagements include Senior Director of Product Delivery at William Hill, Assistant General Manager at American Wagering, Inc., Sports Gaming Consultant at DW & Associates, and Audit Supervisor at Caesars Palace.
About Elys Game Technology, Corp.
Elys Game Technology, Corp., is a global B2B gaming technology company operating in multiple countries around the world, with B2C online and land-based gaming operations in Italy. Elys offers its customers a full range of leisure gaming products and services, such as sports betting, electronic sports, virtual sports, online casino, poker, bingo, interactive games and slot machines. in Italy and is present in five States as well as in the District. of Columbia in the US market. Elys’ vision is to become a world leader in the gaming industry through the development of pioneering and innovative technology.
The Company provides betting solutions, online operator services, casinos, retail betting establishments and franchise distribution networks. Additional information is available on our corporate website at www.elysgame.com.
Investors can also find us on Twitter @ELYS_gaming.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are identified by the use of the words “may”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “have intend”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “continue”, “predict”, “potential”, “project” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements and include statements regarding the providing a critical function for our multi-state expansion plan, producing highly efficient, self-organized development and delivery teams, aspiring to become the leading B2B sports betting technology provider in North America, to expand our North American footprint and to advance our operational excellence. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict, which could cause actual results differ materially from current expectations and assumptions from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, the ability to deliver a critical function for our multi-state expansion as planned, the ability to produce highly skilled development and delivery teams efficient and self-organizing and forecasting, the company’s aspirations to become the leading provider of B2B sports betting technology in North America as planned, the ability to expand our North American footprint and advance our operational excellence as expected, the duration and extent of the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, including the impact on state and local economies, and the risk factors described in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and its subsequent filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including Peer Reports subsequent reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. The information in this release speaks only as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unforeseen events, except as required by law.
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