As it prepares to grow deeper into the US igaming industry, Continent 8 Technologies has hired Chad Ives as Sales Director.
Ives joins the company with a background in cloud and technology services and will be in charge of growing brand recognition and revenues, primarily in the North American igaming industry.
New market development
He will also help Continent 8 develop into new markets such as financial services and healthcare, working with a global sales team, as part of the company’s overall growth plans.
Ives comes to us from Rapid Scale, where he was a Cloud Services Consultant. He has also worked with companies like Navisite and Softchoice. He now has the challenge of further developing Continent 8 as a leading cloud, networking, and security provider in the United States, where it is already operational in 17 states with plans to expand to ten more by 2021.
Continent 8’s Managing Director Americas, Nick Nally, said: “I would like to welcome Chad to the team and look forward to working closely with him as we continue to expand into the North American market.
“We connect, manage and secure a vital part of any online gambling operation whether for a European company looking to enter the US market or an American company making a play online for the first time via our 60+ connected locations.
“In Chad we have someone with unrivalled understanding and experience who will undoubtedly be able to drive brand awareness and also help us enter new sectors and markets.”
Complex technology decisions
Ives commented: “The last five or six years of my career have been devoted to helping customers cut through the noise of complex technology decisions that come with regulation, compliance and data security.
“This puts me in a strong position to help online gambling companies find the solutions that best meet their needs as the US market continues to grow. I will also be able to help Continent 8 expand its reach into new industries and look forward to playing a part in driving this innovative and exciting business forward.”