10 June 2010
Visionary iGaming Names Former PokerStars Executive as Chief Operating OfficerVisionary iGaming hires former PokerStars executive, Steve Obia, to join executive team.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, June 10, 2010 - Visionary iGaming (www.visionaryigaming.com), the premium supplier of Live Dealer 2.0 games, announced today the appointment of Steve Obia to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Obia will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the company's 24/7 live casino studio, IT operations, customer service and support as well as client fulfillment.
Obia, 43, joins Visionary iGaming after three years at the world's largest gaming site, PokerStars, where he served as Director of Support Operations. In that role, he built and managed the company's Deposit Assistance and Customer Service Organization which serviced the site's millions of active monthly players. Prior to Pokerstars, Obia spent 17 years in a range of worldwide executive, management, and operational positions at Hewlett Packard. In Obia's preceding executive role with HP he was responsible for building and managing the company's Software Support Group in the company's Costa Rican Customer Support Center, consisting of over 500 staff.
"I am tremendously excited to have such a high profile executive join Visionary iGaming's management team, where we will benefit immensely from his industry experience at PokerStars, proven record of success in large operations and passion for technology," said Martin Reiner, CEO of Visionary iGaming. "The hiring of Steve is a defining move in positioning Visionary iGaming as the world's leading Live Dealer software provider. One of Steve's first responsibilities will be to expand our 24/7 live casino tables by 60% to meet growing demand from our Asian and Eastern European clients."
Obia said, "Visionary iGaming is one of the fastest growing companies in the internet gaming industry because of its innovative approach to producing high quality live online casino games. All large gaming brands are evaluating adding live casino to their product offering and Visionary iGaming is at the forefront with an exceptional product and the most interactive and engaging player experience available. It's a great honor to join the leadership team and have the opportunity to help lead Visionary iGaming in this time of massive growth."
"I am thrilled that Visionary iGaming has secured the services of such a multi-disciplined and internationally experienced executive," Reiner added. "Steve has a great track record for building and leading large business operations and delivering results. I'm confident Steve will be a great asset for Visionary iGaming as we capitalize on our tremendous growth opportunities and expand globally."
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