Spectrum Gaming adds four key executives to staff

Spectrum Gaming Group, a  consultancy that specializes in the economics, regulation, and policy of legalized gambling worldwide, has announced the hiring of four professionals to meet the growing demand of its services.

“Building on our 2018 growth throughout Asia, Europe, and North America, we are proud to add four outstanding professionals to the Spectrum team. We will rely on them heavily for what is already shaping up to be a busy 2019,” said Fredric Gushin, Spectrum managing director.

Joining Spectrum as senior vice president, Japan is Asaka Ishiyama. Ishiyama has more than 35 years of hands-on experience in business and development, with extensive exposures to American, Australian, Southeast Asian and South Asian business cultures. Ishiyama served on the Board of Directors for Adelaide Casino in Australia and has recently worked with Spectrum on its Japanese engagements. He previously served as head of Citigroup asset management group, where he directed and managed debt/real investment investments in Japan. Based in Tokyo, Ishiyama will oversee Spectrum’s business development regarding integrated resorts (IR) in Japan.

Joining Spectrum as senior vice president, financial analysis is Matthew Roob.

Roob spent the last seven years at Seneca Gaming Corp., where he most recently served as executive director of financial planning and analysis.

At Seneca, he worked with the executive team in overseeing three successful casinos in Western New York. Since 1995 he has worked for or with gaming companies on myriad projects and in markets throughout the country. Roob will head the Spectrum’s financial analysis and strategic planning practices.

Richard Doss joins Spectrum as marketing and events coordinator. He most recently handled promotions and marketing for the Golden Nugget Lake Charles in Louisiana. Doss coordinates Spectrum’s marketing tasks and oversees production of the East Coast Gaming Congress as well as production of the Winter and Summer meetings for the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States, for which Spectrum serves as executive director.

Daniel Phillips joins Spectrum’s global advisory team through a strategic alliance to identify and develop new relationships with online and sports-betting providers who wish to enter the U.S. market. Over a 25-year period, Phillips – based in the UK – has established himself as a senior figure in the regulated gaming industry for several public and leading companies across the online, retail and social spaces. He has held director and C-level roles with Playtech, Gala Coral, Chartwell, Fertitta Interactive, and others.