Sportech bags veteran Schreff for executive role in Americas

GAMBLING firm Sportech has underlined its commitment to growth across the pond by appointing a chief operating officer for the Americas region.

The pools operator has brought in David Schreff, a sports and media industry veteran, to oversee the fledgling businesses in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America.

“This senior appointment represents an important next step for the company, in further consolidating and reinforcing its market leading position,” Sportech said yesterday.

The 57-year-old Schreff has worked for Disney, the NBA, Marvel and Viacom, as well as running a sports business consultancy, Bedare.

Sportech’s chief executive Ian Penrose said: “David’s appointment adds further weight to the senior management team, and we are delighted to have someone of David’s calibre and expertise joining our group.”