Petroula Magriotidis – VP Partner Operations. – “The future of Strive Gaming is extremely bright as we are just getting started. With a continued focus on quality, speed, and scalability we continue achieving our goal of being the #1 B2B platform provider in North America. With every new partner being onboarded we continue to learn and evolve to ensure we are continually meeting partner expectations and innovating to remain competitive as player needs and expectations evolve with advances in technology. Strive Gaming is not only investing in its technology but more importantly in its people, something important to me personally, and this is evident in the growth it continues to experience since its entry into the North American market.
THE EXEC TEAM
The Strive Exec Team is made up of industry leaders with a combined 25 years of experience in North American Gaming markets. The wider management team adds a further 25+ of North American experience as well as many years spent in best-in-class European markets.
Max Meltzer - Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for overall strategic direction and implementation. Prior to Strive, Max was at Kambi Group Plc for five years, formerly part of the executive management team as the Chief Commercial Officer. Max has a master’s degree in law with a focus on US and UK comparative law and IP law from Durham University.
Jamie Shea - Chief Marketing Officer
A longstanding land-based and digital gaming industry veteran, Jamie is responsible for pushing the Strive brand and player services to the next level and beyond. With 25+ years of experience in leadership roles with industry leaders such as Hardrock, Caesars, IGT and most recently DraftKings holding roles of VP of VIP Marketing and VP of Sportsbook.
Damian Xuereb - President & CCO
Responsible for revenue and growth of the business. Widely regarded as a leading commercial strategist in the North American market with a higher sales completion rate than anyone in US Gaming B2B Post-PASPA. Formerly VP Sales at Kambi, Damian has 20+ years of commercial leadership experience in SaaS and gaming environments.
Tommaso Di Chio - Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Responsible for leading the legal and compliance teams, to navigate the challenges and unlock the opportunities that will present themselves as the North American market continues to mature. Joining Strive after 9 years at Kambi where he held senior legal and compliance roles, rising up the ranks to become SVP of Legal, RA, and Compliance and Group Deputy General Counsel.
Chris Cooper – Lead Software Engineer, Newcastle. – “At Strive no day is ever the same. Each day I’m presented with exciting challenges and opportunities. Working with the latest technologies, and alongside some really talented people, Strive offers great opportunities for anyone looking to take the next step in their career.”
Zahra Fooladi – Lead .net Engineer. -“Being a part of Strive is truly exhilarating. The gaming industry’s rapid pace keeps me on my toes, and my daily responsibilities typically revolve around coding and troubleshooting to enhance our gaming platforms. What brings me the most satisfaction is tackling complex problems and making our systems more efficient. This constant challenge keeps me engaged and motivated to excel in this dynamic environment.”
Seb Rydhed – Head of Operational Services. – “My decision to join Strive almost a year ago was the best decision ever. There is never a dull moment, always new opportunities and challenges, working alongside one of the most talented teams in the industry is a pleasure and great ideas are born every day – highly recommended for anyone who is looking for a change”