About Us

Michele Ciavarella, B.Sc. - Chairman and CEO
Michele has over 25 years of executive, c-level and senior level management along with practical Six Sigma, S5 and Kaizen lean business process experience.
Michele began his career as a teacher then formed a highly successful investment management business from 1990 until joining the Company in 2004
Alessandro Marcelli - President, Chief Operating Officer
Alessandro brings 20 years of professional experience in the technology industry having a broad range of applicable cross border experience.
Alessandro was formerly a Software Project Manager with NATO, manager of the Vodafone operational & maintenance centre in Italy and the COO and Managing Director of Newgioco.
Beniamino Gianfelici - Director, Vice President Legal Affairs
Beniamino is the founder and director Newgioco and has over 35 years of experience in the gaming industry in Italy.
Prior to establishing Newgioco in the gaming business, Beniamino formed and operated a successful construction enterprise which designed, engineered and constructed a number of prominent buildings in Rome, Italy.
Luca Pasquini - Director, Chief Technology Officer
Luca brings 30 years of Information Technology experience has held the key roles of team leader, service manager and project manager in various software and technology development projects. From 2011 to 2013, Luca was IT Manager with GoldBet sportwetten Gmbh where he provided executive oversight of technology adaptation and software development during a period of substantial growth in GoldBet’s betting turnover.
In 2013, Luca co-founded Odissea Gmbh where he was instrumental in the planning and creation of a powerful, leading edge sports betting and gaming technology system. Luca was also instrumental in assembling a solid team of gaming specialist software engineers that have developed a comprehensive bookmaker platform and a full suite of gaming products.
Gabriele Peroni - Director, Chief Business Development Officer
Gabriele brings 20 years of experience in the online and land-based gaming business. From 2011 to 2013, Gabriele was the senior sales manager for GoldBet sportwetten Gmbh in charge of business development throughout Italy. Gabriele was influential in leading the company to doubling betting turnover to over €500 million during his tenure.
In 2013, Gabriele co-founded Odissea Gmbh where he has been instrumental to securing a number of significant B2B contracts producing approximately €12 million in betting turnover per week.
Franco Salvagni - Director, Vice President of Land-based Operations
Franco has 20 years of experience at the retail level in Italian gaming business. In 2013, Franco joined Ulisse Gmbh as the Area Manager in charge of developing the land-based distribution of betting shops in Italy. Franco has been a key player in rapidly growing and managing the location portfolio from start-up to over 100 locations during his tenure.
Quirino Mancini, ESQ - Independent Director
Quirino is one of the leading Italian gaming and gambling lawyers with a specialist practice of more than 15 years. He acts for many Italian and foreign-based online and land-based companies operating in the Italian gaming market. Quirino Mancini is the global head of the gaming and gambling practice at Tonucci & Partners (www.tonucci.com), a top Italian general practice firm with offices in Rome, Milan, Brescia, Padua, Florence, Tirana, Bucharest and Belgrad.
Quirino is a regular speaker at most European and international gaming conferences and sits in the editorial board of various sector reviews and magazines. Co-founder and editor of www.gaminglaw.eu, a pan-European information and commentary portal focusing on legal and regulatory issues under European and national gaming laws. In addition, he is heavily engaged in the sports & entertainment fields and regularly advises market analysts, banks, investment houses and venture capital funds directly or indirectly involved in the Italian market.
Quirino is Secretary and fellow member of the Leadership Committee of the International Masters of Gaming Law, a worldwide organisation gathering regulators, lawyers and advisors, in-house counsels and educators engaged in the gaming business.
Graham Martin - Independent Director
Graham is a third generation retail bookmaker and a widely recognized expert in the online gaming industry.
Previously, Graham served as a Chairman of Probability Games Corporation and AIM listed company and founded Scotbet International Limited, the largest Scottish retail bookmaking company.