|CryptoLogic Inc has recently announced the appointment of Andrew Goetsch as Vice President of Poker Software Development. |
Andrew Goetsch's extensive strategic planning and poker experience will help the company continue the development of its software product plans in this fastest-growing segment of the global Internet gaming market.
The appointment follows the growth of Internet poker in the first three quarters of 2004 to more than 20 per cent of the company’s revenue.
'The popularity of our poker technology continues to rise, and Andrew Goetsch will help CryptoLogic enhance its product strategy in this very dynamic market,' said Lewis Rose, CryptoLogic's President and CEO. 'As a smart business strategist, accomplished executive and serious poker player, Andrew will be a great asset to ensure CryptoLogic continues to hold a winning hand.'
Goetsch is an avid poker player who has had several final table appearances, and more than 200 'in the money' finishes in tournaments held both online and around the world, including the main event in this year's World Series of Poker.
His gaming knowledge extends to both the online poker room environment and consulting for various Internet gaming sites. As a senior executive with 18 years experience in strategic planning, technology, finance and mergers and acquisitions, Goetsch has increased sales and profits for consumer goods and manufacturing companies and negotiated more than a dozen acquisitions. He obtained his Certified Public Accountant while working at one of the big accounting firms.
Goetsch said. 'I'm excited to join this talented team known for both integrity and innovation, and take their poker technology to new heights to offer even more excitement to licensees' players all over the world.'