Sightline Payments announced the appointments of Shannon Nadeau and Larry Whelan to lead Sightline’s compliance and risk departments, respectively.
Both Nadeau and Whelan bring decades of experience from some of the most respected gaming companies and institutions, including the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Wynn Resorts, Shuffle Master, MGM Resorts International, and Penn National Gaming.
Nadeau joins Sightline as the director of regulatory and licensing compliance, where she will oversee licensing as Sightline continues to expand into new markets. Nadeau will also help advance Sightline’s responsible gaming initiatives and work with regulators to advance payments innovation across the gaming industry.
Nadeau most recently served as the executive director of global compliance for Wynn Resorts, Ltd. She began her career in the gaming industry more than two decades ago with the Nevada Gaming Control Board and has served in compliance roles with IGT and Shuffle Master.
Whelan joins Sightline as the director of risk, where he will oversee the company’s risk management division, anti-money laundering efforts, and fraud prevention activities. Whelan will be responsible for monitoring the millions of transactions that occur annually across Sightline’s more than 1.5 million cardholders.
Whelan will also manage Sightline’s risk team, which continuously monitors transactions across Sightline’s partners. He most recently served as vice president of compliance for Interblock Gaming. During his nearly 30-year career in gaming, Whelan has served in leadership roles at Wynn Resorts, Penn National Gaming, Station Casinos, Caesars, and MGM Resorts International.
“The additions of Shannon Nadeau and Larry Whelan further bolster Sightline’s best-in-class efforts across risk, compliance, and licensing,” said Jennifer Carleton, Sightline’s chief legal officer. “Their decades of gaming compliance enhance Sightline’s continued ability to offer payments innovations safely and securely.”
“I’ve seen firsthand how Sightline’s innovations have modernized payments within the gaming industry, and I’m thrilled to play an integral role in helping the company grow,” said Whelan. “I now enjoy a 360-degree view of risk and anti-money laundering in gaming, from the operator through the platform to the supplier.”
“As digital payment options become more prevalent in U.S. casinos, we must ensure regulators understand how payments fit within the broader gaming industry,” said Nadeau. “I’m excited to join the Sightline team and their expanding team of experts from across the gaming and payments industries.”