Former Kambi Chief Commercial Officer Max Meltzer has been hired CEO of Strive Gaming, a North American-focused igaming platform company.
Meltzer worked for Kambi’s executive management team for five years, where he was in charge of creating and implementing a market entry plan in the United States following the removal of PASPA. He will now manage Strive Gaming’s declared goal of becoming the number one igaming platform provider in North America in his new CEO post.
Strive Gaming has recruited Damian Xuereb, formerly of Kambi’s Vice President of Sales, as President and Chief Commercial Officer. The company’s executive management team includes some of the industry’s best minds, including former Bede Gaming CTO Jesse Cary.
Strive to be the best
Meltzer said: “Strive to be the best is an internal company motto. As CEO of Strive Gaming I want to give back to an industry that has given me so much – this includes creating a company and a work culture that supports diversity, health and people’s personal responsibilities.
“We are a company that allows people to strive to be their best selves and be part of something exciting, helping propel Strive Gaming to become the market leader in this space. We encompass market leading player platform technology with a passion to excel and innovate even further.
“The interest in Strive Gaming since it launched has been nothing short of phenomenal and we are glad that our proposition fits the market needs with our focus on performance at scale and we look forward to announcing our initial customers soon.”
The company raised a Series A round of funding earlier this year to speed up the development of its infrastructure in the United States and Canada, and is presently pursuing licencing in a number of other US states, including a mobile wagering bid in New York.