Ryan has extensive experience in the online gaming and digital media space. He joins SIG from Parx Racing and Casino in Pennsylvania where he was SVP of Gaming Development, spearheading its new ventures team. Prior to Parx, Ryan served as the SVP of Gaming at Betfair, the global online gaming company that operates the world’s largest online betting exchange, where he was responsible for its online gaming business in the United States. Before Betfair, Ryan spent several years as managing partner of management consulting firm, IEC, focused on various online gaming and digital media initiatives across an array of clients. Ryan began his career at Microsoft and spent 15 years at the company in various product development and business ownership roles, ultimately becoming GM overseeing several game studios within the Xbox division.
The company has evolved from a 124-year-old, iconic newspaper business into a premier, multi-channel information company that serves the horse racing industry and the fast-growing online wagering sector. Subsequent to acquiring SIG in July 2017, Z Capital has accelerated the company’s digital transformation culminating in the February launch of the company’s new DRFBets platform, which provides a front-end player interface, platform and account management systems to create a transformative and more personalized service for customers. Ryan’s experienced leadership coupled with Z Capital’s strategic focus will position SIG to continue advancing its digital wagering and gaming franchise.
James Zenni, president and CEO of Z Capital Group, said, “We are excited to welcome a proven leader of Don’s caliber to the SIG team. I am confident that Don is the right person to lead the next chapter of growth and execute on our strategic vision of implementing online gaming capabilities that complement our unmatched thoroughbred racing industry expertise.”