Sightline Payments this week announced the appointments of three executives to lead the company’s expansion into Canada and strategic projects in the U.S.
Tamara Tenenbaum and Will Hill will bolster Sightline’s presence in Canada’s expanding cashless gaming technologies. Brian Cottengim will be responsible for cashless gaming advances for integrated resorts in the U.S.
“These hires show that Sightline continues to attract the best talent across the gaming and payments industries,” said Sightline Co-CEO Joe Pappano. “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,” Pappano added, “and his ability to design and implement payments solutions will be integral for cashless gaming’s growth at casinos across the United States.”
Tenenbaum will be Senior Vice President, Business Development and Managing Director-Canada, overseeing Sightline’s Canadian market launch and new market development. Before joining Sightline, Tenenbaum served as director of payments for Caesars Interactive with responsibilities including real money casino, sports wagering, and poker websites’ payments operations. Tenenbaum also was head of operations for Intercash.
“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,” Tenenbaum said in a statement. “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.”
Hill will be Sightline’s Vice President, Business Development–Canada, a newly created role that entails interacting with regulators, operators, leading officials and suppliers across Canada. He most recently as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. During his 11-year tenure at the OLG, Hill helped to grow top-line revenues and profits, working closely with stakeholders to advance new high-growth initiatives. Hill has also worked as a columnist for Canadian broadcaster TSN and public relations for the Toronto Blue Jays.
“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,” Hill said in a statement. “I particularly admire Sightline’s focus on Responsible Gambling safeguards and its corporate commitment to making gambling safe and fun.”
Cottengim previously worked for Worldpay and Freedom Pay before joining Sightline Payments this year. As senior vice president, client solutions strategy, Cottengim will focus on cashless gaming for integrated casino resorts.
“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 in a statement. “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.”