Applico is excited to have Les Ottolenghi join our company as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Ottolenghi is the former EVP & CIO of Caesars Entertainment and, prior to Caesars, he was global CIO and Chief Innovation Officer at Las Vegas Sands. Before his career in the gambling industry, Les was a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of multiple successful startups. In his role as Senior Advisor, Les will marry his professional and entrepreneurial experience to help casino and gambling enterprises embrace digital business models.
“Digital is changing the gambling industry at an unprecedented rate and tech startups are leading the charge,” said Alex Moazed, Applico Founder & CEO. “Les’s unique combination of experience will be a critical asset for Applico and our enterprise clients to lead the gambling industry in the digital domain.”
As a Senior Advisor, Mr. Ottolenghi will work with Applico’s leadership to identify, execute and invest in digital and platform opportunities. He shared, “Applico brings together the best enterprises and startups in the gambling industry at a time when it’s most needed. Gambling enterprises will witness the greatest exchange of fortunes over the next decade based upon who wins in digital – and Applico and I are excited to help shape that future state.”
Applico is the Platform Advisory and Investment firm to CEOs and Boards who are tired of the same old career consultants and bankers. Our clients choose Applico because we are tech operators who co-invest alongside our clients. Our founder-led operator and M&A teams act as an outsourced corporate development team to develop strategic alliances with tech startups. We deliver results with our own skin in the game.
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