Social gaming and online gambling software supplier Bede Gaming has today announced the appointment of a new CEO, Colin Cole-Johnson, who joins the company from Entain following the departure as Gaming Product Director.
The appointment of Cole-Johnson, who has more than twenty years of industry experience, is a significant step for the supplier and a major one since becoming part of the Gauselmann Group some two years ago.
Having held director-level roles at major gambling operators, including William Hill and Ladbrokes, the new Bede Gaming CEO will help the firm expand and grow its presence and reputation in global markets, along with evolving its platform offering Bede HUB.
Bede Gaming is a growing software supplier that specialises in digital technology for industry operators and providers that are looking for a variety of solutions, including platform and content services.
The iGaming company currently works with some of the industry’s leading software providers, including NetEnt, IGT, Blueprint Gaming, Novomatic, Evolution, Red Tiger and NYX among others, with a content suite spanning over two-thousand games.
Following the new appointment, Cole-Johnson will join and lead an established team of industry experts with the knowledge and expertise to reinforce the brands foundations as an industry leader in its field.
Additionally, having worked and collaborated with Bede Gaming in the past, Cole-Johnson will be able to use his proven track record and experience at the very top level to assist the firm in growing its position in regulated markets as a first choice platform to gaming companies.
As part of the move, which takes place on 4th April 2022, Alex Butcher, current managing director, will become a non-executive director.
Colin Cole-Johnson commented on the new role:
It’s a proud moment for me. Bede is a company that I’ve gotten to know well and admire over a significant period, so this is a brilliant opportunity to join and lead a strong team with a proven track record.
Their achievements over recent years speak for themselves and the potential for the future is really exciting.
Joe Saumarez Smith of Bede Gaming also commented on the new CEO appointment:
We are delighted that Colin has agreed to become CEO of Bede. He is an industry leading executive with a proven track record at some of the biggest gaming companies in the world.
He already knows Bede’s industry-leading platform from his days as a client and we have no doubt that he will help the company further grow its position as the first choice gaming platform in regulated markets.
On behalf of everyone at Bede Gaming and the Gauselmann Group, I am excited to welcome Colin to the team.