Sightline Payments Add Five New Execs To Senior Team

Sightline Payments, a provider of financial technology to the sports betting, lottery, and gaming industries, has added five new executives to its senior management team.

Jennifer Carleton will be the Company’s Chief Legal Officer, and John Gronen will be the Chief Financial Officer. Muriel Lotto has been named Chief Marketing Officer, Katrina Sevier has been named Chief People Officer, with Felicia Gassen being named Chief of Staff as part of the company’s latest $100 million funding round.

The executive hires, said Sightline, reinforce its leadership as the business scales to support rapid growth and consumer demand.

CEO Joe Pappano said: “We are pleased to welcome John, Jennifer, Muriel, Felicia and Katrina to Sightline Payments. The collective expertise and proven track record that they bring from working with some of the world’s most recognised companies will play an instrumental role in managing the company’s hyper-growth and expansion. 

“In the near and long-term, we plan to invest significant capital in recruiting diverse and expert talent to drive key Sightline priorities around market growth and innovation. Our goal is to have the most talented and diverse team in the gaming and payments industries.”

John Gronen

Gronen will be in charge of all finance activities, including banking, treasury, budgeting, and reporting, in his role as CFO. His expertise delivers deep value to the business having recently worked as CFO for payments processor VPay, Inc. and head of operations for VCE, a subsidiary of EMC, Cisco Systems and VMWare.

Jennifer Carleton

Carleton comes to Sightline after working in the gaming industry for the majority of her legal career. She worked as in-house counsel for an Indian casino and as an advisor to some of the world’s most prestigious public and private gaming and investment firms for the past 14 years.

She is currently assisting the UNLV Boyd School of Law in developing an advanced Indian law and advanced gaming programme through her teaching and work with the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Muriel Lotto

Lotto joins the company as Chief Marketing Officer with over 25 years of experience in international marketing. She’ll be in charge of audience definition and targeting, consumer experiences, branding, and media mix optimization for transformative marketing strategies. She will use public relations, creative, and advertising partners to increase brand recognition and commercial results in her position.

Katrina Sevier

Sevier will be charged with increasing Sightline Payments’ team, which is expected to double in size this year, and will bring experience in the ever-changing organisational environment of culture and talent.

Prior to Sightline, she led extensive talent initiatives delivering growth and introducing change through global organisations in the financial services, technology, media, and advertising sectors like Western Union and IPG Mediabrands.

Felicia Gassen

Gassen, who has been appointed Chief of Staff to Pappano and the executive leadership team, was formerly the Executive Director of Global Gaming Women, where she oversaw the executive board of directors sponsorship, and global membership.