The hires of Lloyd Purser, SVP of business development, and Fred Kessler, VP of product, will help FunFair “drive and manage commercial partnerships and drive a scaled product roadmap”, it said in a statement.
Purser joins from New York-listed casino giant Scientific Games, and is something of an igaming veteran having spent 12 years in the industry – the exact sort of know-how start-ups like FunFair need.
Meanwhile, Kessler joins from another traditional gaming heavyweight, Gamesys, where he was chief product owner of its games platform.
With FunFair’s aim to eventually grow into a gaming supplier on a similar scale to Scientific Games and Gamesys, these look to be very smart hires.
The FunFair team is growing fast, and now numbers around 50 based in its central London office.
Having joined the team, Purser said: “Blockchain is set to revolutionise the gaming industry, so I’m thrilled to have joined FunFair in what is an incredibly exciting time in the company’s lifecycle. Our position as a key innovator in the space, coupled with the teams extensive experience and huge passion for the technology, made it an easy decision to come on board.
Kessler added: “FunFair is the most exciting company within the blockchain casino space at the moment, utilising the latest technology and expert developers to deliver low cost, high quality, transparent casino experiences that are provably fair to all.