February 16, 2024 2 min read


GAN Names Seamus McGill Permanent CEO amid Merger Talks

In addition to serving as CEO, McGill will continue to be a part of the company’s board of directors

GAN, a major B2B technology provider of gaming solutions, decided to put its interim CEO, Seamus McGill, at the helm of the company, this time permanently. As the company’s new CEO, McGill will be tasked with overseeing the looming merger with Sega Sammy.

McGill was named interim CEO in September 2023, succeeding Dermot Smurfit who stepped down from the position. Prior to this appointment, McGill served as chairman of GAN’s board of directors.

GAN’s new CEO boasts robust experience in the tech and gaming sectors and is a suitable appointment to the company’s C-suite. He boasts some 25 years of experience within technology and gambling, having served a variety of influential companies across several countries and continents.

The appointee’s impressive track record includes tenures at Aristocrat, Cyberview Technology, JOINGO, Mikohn Gaming and WMS Gaming.

McGill joined GAN’s board back in April 2014, meaning that he now has a solid decade-long experience with the company’s business. His reliable expertise is sure to provide the company with an edge when it comes to its future endeavors.

In addition to serving as CEO, McGill will continue to be a part of the company’s board of directors.

McGill Thanked the Board for Its Confidence

GAN’s current chair, David Goldberg, welcomed McGill as permanent CEO, saying that his expertise and leadership abilities made him the “most qualified candidate” to be the firm’s new leader.

Seamus has been with the Company since 2014 and has a deep understanding of GAN’s products, customers, and strategy. On behalf of the entire board of directors, I’d like to congratulate Seamus on his appointment and we look forward to his success.

David Goldberg, chair, GAN

McGill commented on his new position, saying that he is honored to be named GAN’s CEO. McGill extended thanks to Goldberg and the rest of the board for their confidence.

Going forward, our focus remains unchanged. We remain committed to a timely closing of our transaction with Sega Sammy to maximize value for all of our stakeholders.

Seamus McGill, CEO, GAN

Speaking of the Sega Sammy merger, the transaction was just approved by GAN’s shareholders, despite an ongoing legal challenge from several disgruntled plaintiffs.


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