GiG appoints Ryan Collinge as SVP of Business Development

2 February 2024

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Gaming Innovation Group has announced the appointment of former Blueprint Gaming and Gauselmann Group Director Ryan Collinge as its new Senior Vice President of Business Development for Platform and Sportsbook, as the company continues to strengthen its commercial expertise and expand the reach of its revolutionary new X-Suite of products.

A well-known and highly regarded senior figure in the industry, with more than 20 years’ experience, Collinge brings a wealth of commercial success to GiG having played a pivotal role over the last seven years delivering multi-million euro contracts for Blueprint Gaming and the Gauselmann Group, in both retail and online.

As a customer relations expert, Ryan has personally spearheaded numerous high-profile contracts that have fuelled revenue growth in both new and mature regulated markets. His reputation gained prominence after he helped initiate an MBO of Playnation with Palatine PE, before exiting the investment to Austrian strategic buyer Novomatic, in 2015.

Collinge will play a pivotal role in GiG’s ambitious strategic commercial initiatives, as set out by CBO Andrew Cochrane aimed at cementing its position in the industry, expanding global footprint, and fostering sustained growth. GiG hopes that a combination of outstanding products and the highest levels of service in the industry, all backed up by a team of the brightest and best talent iGaming has to offer, will ensure it maintains its status as a pioneer in delivering cutting-edge solutions.

GiG has been attracting a significant surge in interest since the launch of its X-Suite Platform CoreX, Sportsbook SportX, and AI led features DataX and LogicX. Leveraging the latest in AI and data based solutions, the revolutionary new technology is anchored to secure, scalable, user centric end-to-end features that are adept at maximising opportunities for operator growth.

GiG will be at ICE London 2024 next week, where its complete new X-Suite product range will be showcasing on Stand N9-140.

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.”

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