New Imperus CEO reveals social casino focus

New Imperus CEO reveals social casino focus

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Totally Gaming
Lanthier to focus company’s efforts ‘exclusively’ on key sector

James Lanthier has vowed to focus Imperus Technologies Corp.’s efforts “exclusively” on social casino gaming after being appointed as the new CEO of the technology company. 

Lanthier will join the firm from private equity partnership RAM Equity, where he had been serving as chief executive since 2014.

Speaking about his appointment, Lanthier highlighted “enormous” opportunities in the market for Imperus and suggested that through the company’s acquisition of Akamon earlier this month, Imperus can expect growth in various markets. 

“Imperus has a strong position in what is one of the most desirable intersections of technology and entertainment – social casino gaming,” Lanthier said. “Imperus will now focus exclusively on the social casino market opportunity.

“Our goal is to build on the momentum within our existing business as well as our recently announced acquisition, Akamon, while we continue to seek out complementary assets that can help us grow in geographic markets, channels and content.” 

Prior to his time with RAM, Lanthier enjoyed a spell as chief operating officer at Mood Media Corporation from 2008 through to 2013. He still serves as a director of the in-store customer experience specialist and is also a director at NYX Gaming Group.

Earlier in his career, Lanthier co-founded FUN Technologies, an operator of skill-based games and tournaments that was acquired by Liberty Media Corporation in 2007.

Imperus founder Daniel Kajouie, to whom Lanthier will report in his new role, added: “James has had a tremendous track record in the industry and I am confident that his appointment as CEO will bolster our management team as we endeavour to expand Imperus to new heights.

“We are very fortunate with the opportunities available to Imperus today and we intend to aggressively pursue them. As the founder of Imperus, I am encouraged by the steps the company has taken in order to achieve our short and long-term objectives.”

 

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