Executives

Stuart Eitan Boyd, CEO

Eitan has over 16 years of experience in the gambling sector. He was a founder of the GlobalCom bingo network (now the Dragonfish platform), one of the largest bingo networks worldwide, which was sold to 888 Holdings plc for $42 million in 2007. He was responsible for building the Wink Bingo network until it was sold to 888 Holdings plc for £60 million in 2010.

He is highly experienced in driving product design, marketing, processes and customer services thus ensuring high level of satisfaction from both clients and investors.

Eitan is a graduate of the Accelerated Development Program at Chicago Booth Business School (London, England) and holds a BA Honours degree in economics from Tel Aviv University.

He has been awarded the Small Business Person of the Week by The Independent in 2015 and participates in the LSE ELITE programme.

Darren Brett Sims, COO

Darren has over eleven years’ experience in the gambling sector. He was instrumental in the sale of GlobalCom Limited to 888 Holdings Plc.

As vice president of bingo within 888, he was responsible for the integration of the GlobalCom Limited business and the launch of the 888.com bingo vertical and was part of the team that established the Dragonfish Technology – the B2B arm of 888 Holdings Plc.

Upon completion of his contract with 888 Holdings Plc, he returned to Spacebar Media, where he re-joined Eitan Boyd just prior to the sale of Wink Bingo to 888 Holdings Plc. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Ronen Kannor, CFO

Ronen joined Stride Gaming at the end of October 2014 and has over 13 years’ experience in financial management roles within the real estate and business intelligence sectors.

He has wide ranging CFO experience in all aspects of financial and operational management in a number of companies, including KC Development Inc, Publicis Group and Ernst & Young (Israel branch).

Ronen holds an MBA in accounting and finance from the Tel Aviv College of Management, is a Certified Public Accountant (The Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Israel) and holds a BBA in accounting and finance from the Tel Aviv College of Management.

Non-Executives

Nigel Terrence Payne, Non-Executive Chairman

(Member of Audit and Remuneration Committees)
Nigel has over 25 years of experience as a director of both publicly listed and private companies. He has extensive experience of listing companies and fundraising, notably in his current role as non-executive Chairman of Gateley plc, non-executive Chairman of eg solutions plc and non-executive Chairman of ECSC plc.

Nigel is also the former CEO of Sportingbet Plc. Sportingbet was one of the world’s largest internet gambling companies and made a number of acquisitions whilst listed on the London Stock Exchange (both FTSE listed and AIM quoted).

Nigel holds an Executive MBA from the IMD Business School (Lausanne, Switzerland) and a degree in economics and accounting from the University of Bristol.

John Le Poidevin, Non-Executive Director

(Audit Committee Chairman and member of Remuneration Committee)
John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a former audit partner in a major accounting firm where, as head of consumer markets, he developed an extensive breadth of experience and knowledge across the online gaming, leisure and retail sectors in the UK and overseas.

John is now a non-executive on a number of listed company boards, primarily of consumer, real estate or online technology-related businesses and he therefore brings a wealth of relevant experience both to the sector in which the Group operates and in terms of corporate governance, audit, risk and financial reporting.

Adam Batty, Non-Executive Director

(Remuneration Committee Chairman and member of Audit Committee)
Adam is currently general counsel and company secretary at Selfridges Group, where he is a member of the Selfridges Group executive team and a director of their main operating companies.

A corporate lawyer by training, Adam worked in private practice at Norton Rose Fulbright and in an investment bank before joining Mitchells & Butlers PLC in 2002 where he spent five years as legal director (and, latterly, risk and compliance director), before joining Domino’s Pizza Group plc in 2007 where he spent five years as general counsel and company secretary, which involved being a member of its operating boards in the UK, Germany and Switzerland.