Strive Gaming appoints Holmes as COO

Strive Gaming has appointed Andrew Holmes as COO.

Holmes joins Strive with over two decades’ worth of experience in the fields of banking, eCommerce and B2C gaming. In his most recent former role, Holmes served as vice president of product at TwinSpires, the online betting arm of racing and casino company, Churchill Downs Inc. Prior to that, Holmes recorded notable successes with unicorn business such as DocuSign – where he spent two years as director of product management – and built up considerable MarTech experience in Silicon Valley, London and Melbourne.

In his new role as COO, Holmes will from part of a management quartet that includes CEO Max Meltzer, president and CCO Damian Xuereb and CTO Jesse Cary. He will play a key role in developing Strive’s real money iGaming platform, while preparing for future regulatory changes across the US and Canada.

Max Meltzer, chief executive office at Strive Gaming, said: “Appointing Andrew as our new COO represents another significant step forward for Strive Gaming as we continue to deliver on our promise of becoming the leading B2B real money iGaming platform in North America.

“Andrew’s blend of experience across multiple industries such as gaming and finance – where he has worked on everything from unicorn-large business to small and mid-level business – plus his involvement in product and operations roles at C-level has convinced me he’ll be an ideal fit for this role. As we continue to evolve, I’m sure he’ll demonstrate leadership excellence from our main Vancouver office and across our global, 24/7 operations to further enhance our service to customers.”

Andrew Holmes added: “Joining Strive as COO represents the culmination of an incredible few years within the iGaming industry for me on a personal level. I already see the business as the market leading platform in the US and Canada and I’m very much looking forward to doing everything I can to cement that status through product and operational excellence.

“It’s an incredibly exciting challenge for me to be joining Strive at such a crucial time for the business, but I believe with the industry experience I can bring to the role plus the support of such an incredible team, we can achieve our ambitions and make 2022 a truly ground-breaking year for the company.”