Continent 8 Technologies is driving further expansion into the US market with the appointment of Chad Ives as Sales Director.
Ives has significant experience in the cloud and technology services sector and will be responsible for increasing brand awareness and sales, predominantly in the North American iGaming market, but will work alongside a global sales team. He will also use his skills and expertise to help Continent 8 expand into new sectors such as financial services and healthcare, as part of wider growth plans for the business.
He joins from Rapid Scale where he served as Cloud Services Consultant and has also held roles at technology companies such as Navisite and Softchoice. With a natural talent for sales and account management, Ives has been tasked with further establishing Continent 8 as a leading cloud, connectivity and security provider in the US through its connect, manage and secure range of products and services.
Continent 8 is already live in 17 states across the US, with an aggressive roadmap for expansion including 10 additional sites planned for 2021.
Nick Nally, Managing Director Americas at Continent 8, said: “I would like to welcome Chad to the team and look forward to working closely with him as we continue to expand into the North American market.
“We connect, manage and secure a vital part of any online gambling operation whether for a European company looking to enter the US market or an American company making a play online for the first time via our 60+ connected locations.
“In Chad we have someone with unrivalled understanding and experience who will undoubtedly be able to drive brand awareness and also help us enter new sectors and markets.”
Chad Ives, Sales Director at Continent 8, said: “The last five or six years of my career have been devoted to helping customers cut through the noise of complex technology decisions that come with regulation, compliance and data security.
“This puts me in a strong position to help online gambling companies find the solutions that best meet their needs as the US market continues to grow.
“I will also be able to help Continent 8 expand its reach into new industries and look forward to playing a part in driving this innovative and exciting business forward.”