Gaming Innovation Group appoints industry veteran Andrew Cochrane as Chief Business Officer

Lea Hogg 8 months ago
Gaming Innovation Group appoints industry veteran Andrew Cochrane as Chief Business Officer

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has made a significant move in its quest for growth by appointing Andrew Cochrane, a former executive from SBTech and DraftKings, as its new Chief Business Officer (CBO) for Platform & Sportsbook.

This announcement confirms GiG’s ambitious expansion plans and commitment to staying at the forefront of the gaming industry.

Andrew Cochrane is a well-regarded figure within the gaming sector, known for his ability to drive commercial success. He played a pivotal role in SBTech’s remarkable revenue growth and helped establish DraftKings as a dominant force in the US market. His expertise in customer relations, particularly with tier-1 and lottery operators, is widely recognized, and he has personally led the charge on numerous high-profile contracts that fueled revenue growth in both emerging and established regulated markets.

Teaming up with GiG’s recently appointed CEO for Platform & Sportsbook, Richard Carter, for the second time, Cochrane and Carter aim to fuel GiG’s innovative product suite with new partnerships in burgeoning global markets. Their goal is to solidify GiG’s position as a market leader for turnkey solutions.”

Former SBTech and DraftKings xxecutive to lead ambitious growth plans

In his role as CBO, Andrew Cochrane will be responsible for implementing GiG’s commercial strategies across its comprehensive range of award-winning iGaming platforms, sportsbooks, and AI-powered solutions. This includes overseeing business development, marketing, partnerships, and corporate development. Initially, Cochrane will focus on attracting top talent to GiG to unlock the vast potential in the global markets that the company serves.

GiG’s innovative AI-driven technology stack currently powers more than 60 brands in some of the world’s most complex markets, earning accolades from industry insiders. The company’s momentum has been further bolstered by its recent recognition at the 2023 EGR Global B2B awards, where it received accolades for its “Full Service Platform” and “Multi-Channel Supplier” offerings.

Richard Carter, CEO for Platform & Sportsbook at GiG, expressed his excitement about the new appointment, stating, “Having collaborated with him in previous endeavors, I am delighted that we have Andrew onboard to help propel our commercial efforts to unprecedented heights. His previous record speaks for itself, and the appointment marks a significant coup for the business, helping us to realize the enormous potential we have here at GiG.”

Andrew Cochrane, the newly appointed Chief Business Officer, also shared his enthusiasm, saying, “This is an extremely exciting time to be joining GiG. I have already been highly impressed with the ambitious plans in place and its capacity for raising the bar, building innovative and best-in-class solutions. Having been part of teams that have delivered significant results within online gaming, and with the promise of further investment to continue to strengthen our offering, I have similar optimism for success at GiG. We’re on the cusp of delivering something really special, so you can expect to hear a lot more about us in the coming months.”

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