CHRISTOPHER COYNE APPOINTED AS STARS INTERACTIVE GROUP CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER
Coyne to develop customer vision across consumer brands
ONCHAN, Isle of Man – September 21, 2017 – Stars Interactive Group, the online gaming division of The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI), today announced the appointment of Christopher Coyne as Chief Customer Officer.
Coyne will develop a holistic customer vision across all Stars Interactive Group online gaming brands and reinforce the company’s customer-focused values and culture. He will represent the customer across the business to help deliver the best service possible.
“Christopher’s wealth of experience brings a level of senior experience across a range of gaming, entertainment, and consumer brands that will be a huge asset to us. I look forward to working closely with him to ensure the customer remains at the heart of what we do and to capitalize on our competitive advantages,” said Rafi Ashkenazi, CEO of The Stars Group.
“I am excited to help create the best possible customer experience across the Stars brands and bring value to the company while doing so. I look forward to extending my customer and commercial experience to help the company achieve its vision of becoming the world’s favourite gaming destination,” said Coyne.
An experienced marketer, Coyne has more than nine years of online, mobile, land-based and social gaming experience. Immediately prior to joining Stars Interactive Group, from January 2014 to March 2017, Coyne served at Crown Resorts Limited as Chief Marketing Officer and founding Executive Board Member of CrownBet and DGN Games LLC. From October 2008 to January 2014, he served at Paddy Power plc. (now Paddy Power Betfair plc.), first as Head of eGaming and later as Head of paddypower.com and Head of Competitive Intelligence. Coyne’s previous roles also included serving as the Head of Propositions at British Telecom from 2006 to 2008, Head of Marketing at the John Lewis Partnership from 2004 to 2006, and in various senior roles from 1997 to 2004 at GE Capital.
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About Stars Interactive Group
Stars Interactive Group owns gaming and related businesses and brands including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, StarsDraft, and the PokerStars Championship, PokerStars Festival and MEGASTACKS live poker tour brands (incorporating aspects of the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour). These brands collectively form the largest poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments, live poker competitions and poker programming created for television and online audiences. In addition to operating two of the world’s largest online poker sites, the group is also the largest sponsor of live poker events around the world. PokerStars sponsored tours included more than 1,200 tournaments, with more than 200,000 player entries, representing over 100 different countries and awarding more than $265 million in prize money. Through certain of its brands, Stars Interactive Group also offers non-poker gaming products, including casino, sports betting and daily fantasy sports. Stars Interactive Group is a division of The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX:TSGI).
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