FSB further boosts US team with two major hires

In a great start to the year, our US team has been strengthened further with two eye-catching new recruits.

First up, Larry Pelzer joins as Vice President of Sales in North America. Pelzer has huge experience in the gambling industry having held senior sales roles at a range of organisations over a  17-year career. Prior to joining FSB, he worked for real-money mobile gaming platform start-up Playport Gaming and prior to that Scientific Games.

Pelzer will be US based and over the next few months, will be responsible for driving brand awareness and introducing the provider’s full range of retail and online betting products and services to operators in North America.

Mike Van Ermen joins as Vice President of Pre-Sales and will be charged with identifying potential partners by leveraging his strong operational experience. Before joining FSB, Van Ermen was the Strategic Operations Manager at Circa Sports.

Dave McDowell, FSB CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Larry and Mike to the team and for them to play a central role in our plans to enter the North American market. This is a big year for FSB and our in-house talent continues to get stronger.“

The recruitment of Larry Pelzer and Mike Van Ermen at FSB comes just weeks after the appointment of ex-Kambi CCO Ian Freeman as Chief Revenue Officer and former Resorts Digital Gaming director Bob Akeret as Vice President of Operations, North America.