Ainsworth Game Technology has appointed David Bollesen as the company’s new chief product officer. He assumes the role on October 7, and will head game development teams around the world.
Bollesen has a distinguished career spanning more than 25 years in the digital entertainment industry, Ainsworth said. Most recently, he spent more than 11 years working at IGT, including serving as Vice President of Game Studios in the company’s Australia headquarters. Prior to moving to Australia, Bollesen served in several key roles for IGT in Reno, Nevada.
Ainsworth Chairman Danny Gladstone said: “We are looking forward to having David on board to lead the next generation of Ainsworth products to the market.”
Bollesen has led and collaborated on numerous video games and slot machine products with proven success. Based in Ainsworth’s Sydney headquarters, he will be responsible for building on the existing game studios and driving increased game performance and market share in all regions.
“I firmly believe that developers and operators must aggressively drive for new features and technologies with a keen awareness of the core concepts,” said Bollesen. “I believe in the strength of the Ainsworth brand and with the right strategies in place there is an opportunity to build on the fundamentals by understanding what core gamers are looking for in their experience.”