Pawlo has high hopes for Mr Green after departure

Pawlo has high hopes for Mr Green after departure

Friday, July 10, 2015 Totally Gaming
Mr Green founder Pawlo is already plotting new ideas

Mr Green co-founder Mikael Pawlo believes the online gaming operator has a bright future after stepping down from his position as chief executive.

The 41-year-old remains a board member of the company he formed with Henrik Bergquist and Fredrik Sidfalk in 2007, but announced in December 2014 that he would be leaving his daily duties with the company at the end of June 2015.

Following his departure from the company he built from a “plot in a Word document” to being a listed company with revenues of SEK659.4m (€70.2m/$77.9m) in 2014, Pawlo told that he is convinced Mr Green still has huge potential for further growth under new chief executive Per Norman.

“I think Mr Green has a lot of unleashed potential, even though the company is now moving out of the pure entrepreneurial phase, being listed and all,” he said. “I have great faith in the new management, but I will do my very best to keep them on their toes and maintaining the gentleman status.”

After eight years of building Mr Green, Pawlo had considered retirement or a lengthy vacation when he announced he was stepping down from his position.

However, his business interests and entrepreneurial spirit suggest there will be little time for relaxation. He is chairman of Scandinavian dating website Happy Pancake, holds the same position with offline chat service SMSgroup, is a director of Swedish top-tier football club Djurgården and has a series of investments in start-ups as well as other interests.

“I left my daily duties at Mr Green on the Monday and by Friday night was staying up late, plotting a new startup,” Pawlo said. “It won’t be in the casino field, since I am still a happy major shareholder and director of the board in Mr Green, but rather in a new area.

“My investment company invested in startups like the mental gym, the Google translate for music ScoreCloud, the equity crowdfunding platform FundedByMe, Bitcoin payment platform GoCoin and some other interesting ventures.

“Of course, as an investor and director of the board, I want Mr Green to continue to prosper and take over the global online iGaming world with a serious, safe and fun product and brand. As you see, I am taking this vacation idea quite seriously.”

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