Sightline Payments has added three new executives to its leadership team to lead its expansion into Canada and the expansion of cashless gaming technologies.
Tamara Tenenbaum joins Sightline as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Managing Director-Canada, Brian Cottengim is the firm’s new SVP of Client Solutions Strategy, and Will Hill is Sightline’s new Vice President of Business Development – Canada.
Sightline states that all three new hires bring with them a depth of experience in gaming and payments, bolstering the company’s growth across North America.
“These hires show that Sightline continues to attract the best talent across the gaming and payments industries,” commented Joe Pappano, Sightline Co-CEO.
“I’m pleased to welcome Tamara and Will to the Sightline Canada team, where they will play an integral role in helping us launch our flagship Play+ solution. I’ve worked closely with Brian for the past 25 years, and his ability to design and implement payments solutions will be integral for cashless gaming’s growth at casinos across the United States.”
As SVP of Business Development and Managing Director-Canada, Tenenbaum will oversee Sightline’s Canadian market launch and new market development. With nearly 20 years of experience in payments, she previously served as Director of Payments for Caesars Interactive and has also worked as Head of Operations for Intercash.
Tenenbaum stated: “With the launch of regulated igaming and mobile sports betting in Ontario, we know this market has the potential to be the biggest digital gaming market in North America. I’m honored to help Sightline launch its first international program in Canada and look forward to bringing their best-in-class cashless solutions north of the border.”
As SVP of Client Solutions Strategy, Cottengim will lead Sightline’s strategic projects, focusing on cashless gaming for integrated casino resorts. He previously served as Vice President of Business Development at FreedomPay and his expertise in payments includes strategic integration efforts with new and existing customers across the gaming industry at Worldpay/FIS.
“Having worked at the intersection of payments and gaming innovation for the better part of my career, I could not be more excited to join Sightline to help them launch their innovative payments tools across the gaming industry,” said Cottengim.
“Cashless solutions should be unique for every company. Understanding how to stitch the various parts together to deliver a world-class customer experience is what I’ve focused on during my tenure in this industry.”
As Vice President, Business Development – Canada, a newly created role, Hill will connect with regulators, operators, leading officials, and suppliers across Canada. He joins Sightline following 11 years at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), where he most recently served as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.
He has also previously worked as a columnist for TSN and oversaw public relations and fan experience with the Toronto Blue Jays for seven seasons.
Hill commented: “I’ve seen Sightline’s cashless solution Play+ in action in the United States, and I can’t wait to help launch the solution at casinos across Canada. I particularly admire Sightline’s focus on Responsible Gambling safeguards and its corporate commitment to making gambling safe and fun.”