Two noteworthy additions have been made to CyberArts Licensing, the company announced today. Rudi Diezmann, a veteran Silicon Valley software executive, and Mark Simpson, a sales leader in the European technology sector, have joined the CyberArts company roster.
Simpson will be taking on the role of European Sales Director. He'll be responsible for all sales activities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
"Europe is ground-central for the online gaming industry," said Simpson. "And I'm excited about the opportunity to establish CyberArts' European presence to meet the growing demand for our software."
Diezmann is hopping into the Vice President of Engineering position at CyberArts. He has more than 30 years experience in the hardware and software development business.
"CyberArts is well-known as a technical powerhouse, and I look forward to continuing the effort to deliver best-of-breed software to a growing list of diverse licensees," Diezmann said.
The company's multi-player skill-game software clients already include some big-name poker brands such as Mansion Poker and the World Poker Tour. Plus the CyberArts Board chairman indicated there are several deals in the wings as well.
Chairman Ken Arnold also said the company hasn't been particularly impacted by the U.S. gambling restrictions.
"To the contrary, our key differentiators - our software is truly global, truly customizable and 100% licensable - allow us to support savvy operators who are facing geographies outside the U.S.," he said.
CyberArts is also working to create legal forms of online gaming that will work in the U.S. market.
"We're seeing companies exploring legal models - like advertising-supported services - as well as intra-facility and intra-state gaming, which is opening up due to recent Nevada legislation," Arnold said.