Publish: 08.10.2017

Bill Stefanakis Appointed Senior Sales Manager at Aristocrat

He has held a number of different positions at gaming companies like IGT and Merkur Gaming. And now, he is bringing his talents to leading online slot developer Aristocrat

Canadian online casino players rely on the extensive partnerships and agreements between major industry stakeholders to bring them the absolute best in gaming.

That requires the work and sweat of a number of different people behind the scenes, including the employees that work out the fine details in all of those deals that result in awesome online slot titles:

One of those unsung heroes is Bill Stefanakis. He has held a number of different positions at gaming companies like IGT and Merkur Gaming. And now, he is bringing his talents to leading online slot developer Aristocrat.

Tapping Into Local Markets

For Aristocrat, the hire made sense due to Stefanakis’ intimate knowledge of the intricacies of online gaming. This will not only provide internal guidance, but also give the company a lot of experience and connections to fall back on when it comes to expanding its presence in various critical markets:

Aristocrat’s Sales Director Erik-Jan van den Berg, commented on the appointment:

“Bill has demonstrated tremendous business acumen and a deep understanding of local markets and cultures in the gaming industry, and will be instrumental in helping Aristocrat increase market share.”

Stefanakis Happy to Join His Former Opposition

In a statement posted on Aristocrat’s website, Stefanakis pointed out that his decision to join Aristocrat came in no small measure from his experiences working for its competition. Knowing what a strong opponent the company can be, he was confident that moving over and joining the team would give him opportunities to work at an industry leader where he could fully realize his potential:

“I have spent the last few years facing stiff competition from Aristocrat in Asia, where they consistently achieved a leading market share of game sales, and have for some time been an admirer of their impressive games portfolio,” he said.

With Stefanakis now on board, the amount of talent at Aristocrat has jumped. Given some of the new and exciting slots titles the company has recently announced are imminent or in development, it won’t be long before he has the opportunity to start making his mark by getting those games out there to more and more online casino players.