NorthStar Gaming, an Ontario-based operator, has announced that their chief financial officer, Jennifer Barber, will be stepping down from her role on December 1st to pursue a new opportunity. Barber has been with the company since June 2022. Chin Dhushenthen, who currently serves as the vice president of finance and compliance at NorthStar, will take over as the interim CFO. Dhushenthen has been with the company since September 2021 and has previous experience at Capreit, a Canadian rental housing provider, as well as other companies.
Michael Moskowitz, the chair and CEO of NorthStar, expressed his gratitude for Barber’s contributions during her time with the company and wished her the best in her future endeavors. He also expressed confidence in Dhushenthen’s ability to seamlessly step into the role of interim CFO due to his familiarity with the company’s operations.
News of Barber’s departure comes as NorthStar announced plans to expand its online presence in Canada. The operator intends to launch its online casino and sportsbook in more regions across the country, moving beyond its current availability in Ontario. This expansion is made possible by the acquisition of Slapshot Media earlier this year. The company’s CEO, Moskowitz, had previously hinted at plans to expand outside of Ontario following the release of NorthStar’s Q2 results in August.
The departure of Jennifer Barber as CFO and the subsequent appointment of Chin Dhushenthen as interim CFO coincide with NorthStar’s strategic move to expand its online offerings in Canada. This development represents an important transition for the company as it seeks to enter new markets and grow its presence in the Canadian online gaming industry.