Tekkorp Capital, the investment vehicle led by gaming entrepreneur Matt Davey, has added former SG Digital and Playtech executive Steve Schrier to its strategic and advisory team.
Schrier will bring more than 25 years of experience in the technology and gaming sectors to Tekkorp, which only announced the establishment of its advisory arm a few weeks ago.
He joins the business having served as chief executive of Sales Tribe for the past four years, prior to which he had a spell as chief commercial officer at SG Digital.
Schrier also spent more than four years as vice president of sales and customer relations at Playtech, while he was commercial director at Ash Gaming for almost six years.
His other roles included business director for AliQuantum Gaming, general manager for ArcSoft Europe, vice president and business development at 365 Media and EMEA sales, product management and business development for Pinnacle Systems.
Schrier will work alongside a number of other executives on the strategic and advisory team at Tekkorp.
Other members include former chief executive of William Hill’s online division Crispin Nieboer; US media and gaming specialist Andy Clerkson; senior investment associate Martin Kostov; former PokerStars executive, Tarvi Randve; and Tekkorp’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain initiatives lead Roger Lu.
Davey, the founder of NYX Gaming Group, leads the business, with support from president Robin Chhabra and chief financial officer Eric Matejevich.
“If Tekkorp Capital is to fully realise its potential as a key strategic player in the development of the global gaming sector then it’s essential we ensure we have the best possible mix of talents and experience,” Davey said.
“Steve Schrier’s commercial know-how at the forefront of this industry gives us even more strength in depth.”
The appointment comes after Tekkorp last week was revealed as part of a consortium that will launch a new wagering venture in Australia and New Zealand.
Tekkorp, together with News Corp Australia and TGW, whose investors include Sportsbet founder and former BetEasy chief executive Matthew Tripp, will roll out NTD Pty later this year.
The venture will apply for a sports bookmaker licence, under which it will operate an online wagering product for Australian and New Zealand punters to bet on racing and sports.
BetMakers Technology Group, via its OM Apps subsidiary, will provide both a B2B platform technology and wagering solutions to the venture.