NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS) growth drives management changes to deliver continued success

NLS' growth drives management changes to deliver continued success

NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS), a prominent full solution alternative vendor for international lottery markets, recently announced some key changes to senior management positions. These changes come after a very successful period marked by the start of long-term contractual agreements with the Greek lottery group OPAP, the Estonian lottery Eesti Loto, and others.

NLS success has demonstrated that the market is buying in to our primary message ‘EXPECT BETTER’. Deploying modern technology, modern processes and a completely new approach to harmonising sales channels has won new customers and sent our competitors scrambling to catch up. "NLS wants to be 100% sure that its customers receive the best possible service, and its technology continues to set the standard for the rest to follow while at the same time retaining the agility and creativity of a start-up," said NLS CEO Frank Cecchini.

To this end, the following changes have been made:

We are very pleased and excited to announce that Sabina Berloffa has assumed the position of Chief Marketing Officer. Sabina brings over 20 years of marketing and executive management experience in leading start-ups and multinational companies. Before joining NLS, she acted as CMO at d&b audiotechnik GmbH in Germany, where she was among others responsible for global marketing and product management.

Manuel Bauer, who joined NLS as Director of Research and Development in 2016, has taken on the role of Chief Technology Officer. Manuel will be responsible for helping the company meet its strategic goals and overseeing the various technical aspects of projects like OPAP and Eesti Loto, as well as ensuring that NLS technology remains an achievement for all others to aspire to. Before joining NLS, Manuel helped Bwin as enterprise architect.

As our new Chief Operating Officer, Johann Gisli Sigurdsson, previously NLS’ Director of Business Development, will ensure that our existing customers as well as our new customers receive the high level of service they should expect from all their suppliers. Years of experience in the industry have taught Johann how to best match NLS’ Icelandic culture of creativity and openness to our customers’ needs for innovation and agility – working with Manuel and Sabina to deliver products and solutions that meet the never-ending challenges posed by external disruptors.

Finally, as of August 2017, we are happy to announce that Jakob Rothwangl assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer. Jakob comes to NLS from NOVOMATIC Americas where he successfully held the position of CFO since 2012, before which he was NOVOMATIC AG’s Head of Group M&A. Jacob’s extensive experience and proven success will be a cornerstone of NLS future in the industry.

As we make the transition from being a small start-up consisting of very smart engineers to a compact and agile organisation able to deliver state of the art products focussed on addressing the needs of the industry; I am very confident that the changes and additions we have made will help us to continue to win new customers and help them meet the challenges posed by the future," Frank Cecchini added.

The future is bright – EXPECT BETTER.

NLS is a full solution alternative vendor for international lottery markets. NLS delivers games and services using state-of-the-art technology that allows for easy integration with any 3 party systems and games. The NLS system supports all sales channels simultaneously, creating a truly Omni-channel offering while at the same time increasing lottery revenues and returns to good causes. With ISO 27001 certification, WLA Security Control Standard Certification and numerous lottery audits, NLS solutions guarantee the highest levels of security and reliability. NLS is part of the NOVOMATIC Group with more than 24,000 employees and activities in 50 countries. NLS was established in 2014 after the acquisition of Icelandic lottery provider Betware and quickly became a major player in the international lottery business.