Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has appointed Ryan Collinge as the new senior vice-president of business development for its Platform and Sportsbook division. This move comes as GiG prepares to split its business, with Collinge set to focus on supporting the company’s strategic commercial initiatives within the Platform and Sportsbook arm.

Collinge joins GiG from Blueprint Gaming, where he served as group director for over seven years. Prior to his time at Blueprint Gaming, Collinge held the role of executive sales director at Playnation, where he played a key role in the management buyout of Palatine. With nine years of experience at Inspired, Collinge has a strong background in gaming product and entertainment, as well as national account management.

Expressing his excitement about joining GiG, Collinge highlighted the potential of the business and the new X-Suite of products. He believes that GiG has a clear plan for the future and is impressed by the executive team’s vision for the company.

Richard Carter, CEO for Platform and Sportsbook at GiG, welcomed Collinge’s appointment, noting that it will strengthen the division as the company prepares for the planned split. Carter emphasized that Collinge’s industry knowledge and strategic approach will be invaluable to GiG as it enters a period of rapid growth and expansion.

GiG’s decision to split its business follows a strategic review that began in February 2022. The split will see the GiG Media affiliate arm and Platform & Sportsbook divisions becoming separate entities. The Media business will encompass all of GiG’s media offerings, including affiliate lead generation services, while Platform and Sportsbook will cover technical igaming platforms, front-end development, and managed services.

In addition to Collinge’s appointment, GiG has made several other key hires to strengthen its team. Andrew Cochrane has joined as the chief business officer for the division, and Matthew Saxon has been appointed as the chief technology officer. With these new additions, GiG is gearing up for a period of significant growth and expansion.

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