Xpoint continues expansion with key hires
Xpoint has made five new appointments to senior roles in compliance, marketing, product and sales, strengthening the company’s presence globally, specifically in the USA where all five new additions are based.
Edward Bedrosian Jr. becomes Xpoint’s chief regulatory & compliance officer, bringing experience which includes four years as executive director of Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and as a Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Bedrosian Jr. has served as both the head of a gaming regulatory practice at an AM Law 50 law firm, and as the executive director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. He has been intimately involved in the expansion of online gaming, advising clients, and working with regulators on issues including rule making, licensing and compliance. As a trusted gaming advisor, Bedrosian Jr. has counselled clients including major sports leagues and online gaming operators as they navigated the introduction of online sports wagering in many new US states.
Tom Webb joins Bedrosian Jr. on Xpoint’s executive leadership team as chief marketing officer (CMO), bringing over 25 years of experience in global marketing and communications from the sports betting and iGaming industry, as well as Formula 1, the Olympic Games, Major League Soccer and Red Bull. Webb is based in Austin, Texas, from where he will lead Xpoint’s global marketing and communications activities. Originally from the UK, Webb has lived and worked in the USA since 2014, and has most recently led marketing and communications activities for a range of sports betting, iGaming, gambling and sports clients with Red Knot, the boutique marketing and communications agency. Prior to Red Knot, Webb has enjoyed roles with Austin FC (Major League Soccer), in Formula 1 (working with teams, sponsors, race promoters and F1 drivers), with Red Bull, Emirates Airline and the Olympic Games.
Lana Lagow adds significant expertise, contacts and North American industry knowledge to Xpoint as Sr. business development manager, reporting to Xpoint chief revenue officer, Matt Robarts. Lagow is a business development veteran with over 30 years of experience supporting businesses in a variety of different industries. A native to Grand Prairie, Texas, she attended Grand Prairie High School and also attended Texas State University. Out of college she spent time in banking then switched to employee benefits and life insurance, growing her firm into a multi-million-dollar agent channel while maintaining a 98% client retention rate over 23 years. After selling her firm, she shifted her focus to high-risk payments, which has allowed her to become well-rounded in both acquisition and Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment systems. In addition, Lagow’s involvement in the high-risk payments industry has yielded many relationships with operators and consultants in the sports betting, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), iGaming, and tribal gaming industry.
Raul Bouchot joins Lana Lagow as Xpoint Sr. business development manager. A bilingual graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Bouchot has worked in business development in the sports betting, iGaming and gambling industry in the USA for nearly 30 years. His career began in 1993 with Shuffle Master where he reached the role of VP of International Sales by the time he moved to TCSJOHNHUXLEY Americas in 2001, initially as EVP, then as CEO. Since then, his resumé has included senior leadership roles with IGT, Poker Tec, Nuvei, and now Xpoint.
Alli Rubin joins Xpoint as product manager, a role she previously held with FanDuel since 2019. Rubin is Xpoint’s new product manager, based in New York. Rubin was previously with FanDuel, most recently as product manager, optimisation, managing casino and sportsbook product experimentation and optimisation. A graduate of Lehigh University, Alli’s post-university career began as a systems analyst at Vitech Systems Group, before moving to FanDuel in 2019 as a business analyst in FanDuel’s operational readiness team.
Marvin Sanderson, Xpoint chief executive officer and co-founder, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Ed, Tom, Lana, Raul and Alli to Xpoint and am excited to see the positive impact they are all going to make to our already accelerated growth trajectory.”
“Ed’s experience speaks for itself. A former executive director or the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and a seasoned attorney, he will lead our compliance and regulation team. Tom is a key hire for us, taking on the opportunity to build the Xpoint brand and bringing decades of experience working with some of the most famous brands worldwide. Lana and Raul are also vital additions to our team, strengthening our base in the USA and bringing over 50 years of combined sales and business development skills to Xpoint. Finally, we’re proud that Alli took up the opportunity to join Xpoint from FanDuel. Her experience and knowledge of how one of the world’s biggest operators works is going to add real value to our team.”