Executive Director Russ McMeekin
Mr. McMeekin has over 25 years of professional experience in gaming, technology and executive management. He served as President, CEO and a member of the Board of Progressive Gaming International, an integrated gaming management systems provider who pioneered the use of embedded radio-frequency identification, also known as RFID, in poker chips and advanced sports betting systems included mobile gaming for the casino gaming industry worldwide. He has also served as a member of the board of the American Gaming Association and the Canadian Gaming Association working on specific assignments related to sports and on-line wagering. Mr. McMeekin also currently serves as the CEO, President and co-founder of TSXV listed Universal mCloud, a Cloud and AI company with many similar technology attributes as Newgioco.
Mr. Wolkin is an executive, investment banker and financial analyst with over 30 years of proven business success. He previously served as Executive Vice President, and Head of Investment Banking of Dundee Capital Markets. Also, previously served as Executive Vice President, and Head of Investment Banking of Dundee Capital Markets, and Managing Director, Diversified Industries; Investment and Corporate Banking; Vice President and Director, Equity Research Analyst of BMO Capital Markets and BMO Financial Group. Mr. Wolkin served on numerous boards and committees of exchange listed, private and non-for-profit companies including serving as vice chairman of the board and chair of the audit committee of TSX listed Baylin Technologies and Cipher Pharmaceuticals; and chairman of the governance and compensation committee of Diamond Estates Wine & Spirits. Mr. Wolkin is a Chartered Financial Analyst (‘’CFA’’).
Mr. Rutsey has a highly accomplished career as a senior executive and an advisor to the public and private sectors in the gaming, sports and entertainment and real estate fields, culminating in his positions as Chief Executive Officer in the gaming industry in Nevada, Ontario and nationally in Canada. Mr. Rutsey has acted as an advisor to the Canadian Gaming Association (the “CGA”). From March 2005 until June 2017, Mr. Rutsey served as Chief Executive Officer of CGA where he was a national advocate for the gaming entertainment industry, responsible for positioning the association to address regulatory, political and educational issues in the industry, including being a regular commentator on gaming issues in media and before the government. As CEO of RPC Gaming Inc. from November 1994 until March 2001 and CEO of Multigames International Inc from April 2001 until December 2007, Mr. Rutsey developed and managed gaming businesses in Ontario, Las Vegas and internationally, including a chain of sports bars in Las Vegas, and has been licensed by gaming regulators in Nevada and Ontario. Mr. Rutsey received the Canadian Gaming Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution Award, which is awarded for lifetime achievement