Platform provider Relax Gaming has announced the appointment of Simon Hammon and Andrew Crosby as chief product officer and head of account management.

The move will significantly increase the expertise of the supplier’s management and commercial teams, with the two industry veterans bringing 18 years’ worth of casino experience across a variety of leading brands.

Hammon spent seven years at NetEnt, most recently as chief product officer, where his responsibilities included executing the company’s product roadmap across games, mobile, platforms, and new markets.

Crosby joins from Mr Green, where he held the role of head of casino for two years, having also previously been a senior member of the account management team at NetEnt for several years.
Relax Gaming’s chief executive officer Patrik Österåker said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Simon and Andrew to our growing team, and we look forward to using their extensive expertise to improve our product delivery and client services.

Patrik Österåker is CEO and co-founder of Relax Gaming. Born in Vaasa, Finland, he has come a long way since his first summer job fixing telephones. A technical education took him into computer development and programming, which he then also taught to others for a while. After seven years in various software development roles in the telecoms industry he moved to Malta to become CTO of an online gaming operator.

“Relax Gaming is gearing up for an exciting 2018 with a number of deals with tier one operators set to be announced alongside exciting product launches. These new appointments will go a long way to ensuring we secure growth and deliver on it for the foreseeable future.”

Relax Gaming’s chief product officer Simon Hammon said: “Relax Gaming has been one of the most forward-thinking, multi-vertical suppliers for some time now and I’m looking forward to seeing how I can help them continue its impressive expansion.”

Head of account management Andrew Crosby added: “Relax has a progressive and creative company culture that allows for the development of fantastic products and I’m looking forward to facilitating their use among our expanding client base.”