Paul J Duffen, Executive Chairman, aged 60,brings 35 years in management experience in various industries and being an entrepreneur. Paul was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (until 2006) of Catalyst Media Group plc, which specialised in the sports, media and entertainment sectors, including motor racing in the USA and Horse Racing in the UK. He subsequently served as Executive Chairman of Hull City Football Club, securing their first promotion to the Premier League in 2008 and Chairman of Newsdesk Media Ltd, an international publishing Group. He currently serves as a non-executive Director of Animus Associates Ltd, a business intelligence consultancy, and has recently joined the Board of eSports.com Group Ltd.
Marcel Noordeloos, Chief Financial Officer, aged 50, was Group Finance Director at Playlogic International NV between 2006 and 2009 and Chief Financial Officer at Playlogic Entertainment Inc on from March 2009 until September 2010 prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer at Velox3 plc. Marcel has held several management positions with among others Nike EMEA (2002-2006) and PwC (1992-2001). Marcel holds an RA Degree (Registered Accountant) from the University of Amsterdam.
Rainer Lauffs, Chief Operating Officer, aged46,is a business graduate from Philipps University of Marburg (Germany) and has been working in the online gaming world since 2006. Among other projects, he was significantly involved in building up PartyGaming’s business in German and Dutch territories.
Mark Rosman, Non-Executive Director, aged 52, has 15 years of experience advising on private equity investments and managing private equity portfolios. Mark worked for Galladio Capital Management B.V. for eleven years and held the role of chief operating officer from 2006 until his departure in 2010. Since leaving Galladio, Mark has served as chief executive officer of The Nestegg B.V., a private equity management and advisory firm that advises high net worth individuals on the structuring and management of investments. Mark is a law graduate from VU University Amsterdam and has an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management.