New Appointments

Lottery.com adds former NYC official William Thompson to Board; promotes new COO, CFO, CRO

William Thompson Jr., new Board Chair of the Audit Committee at Lottery.com. (Photo source: WNYC News)
2022-03-15
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Lottery.com Inc. announced on Monday that William Thompson Jr., former Comptroller of the City of New York and mayoral candidate, has joined the company’s expanded Board of Directors. He will become Chair of the Audit Committee, replacing current Chair Steven M. Cohen, who will continue to serve as an Audit Committee member.

Additionally, the company announced the promotions of Ryan Dickinson as Chief Financial Officer and President; Katie Lever as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer; and Matt Clemenson as Chief Revenue Officer.

Thompson is a Partner, Chief Administrative Officer, and Senior Managing Director at Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, the leading national women, and minority-owned investment banking firm. Siebert Williams Shank has managed over $1 trillion of municipal bonds in more than 4,000 transactions for the funding of multiple sectors including education, housing, capital facilities, economic development, and general infrastructure projects. Since 2019, Thompson has also served as Executive Committee Member and Owner of American Triple I Partners, LLC, which manages private equity investments in infrastructure.

In addition, Thompson was twice elected as Comptroller of the City of New York. As the NYC Comptroller, he led a team of 720 employees, and oversaw the fifth largest public pension fund in the U.S., safeguarding over $100 billion in assets during one of the most challenging economic periods in history. As Comptroller, he also managed a $66 million annual operating budget and $36.5 million capital budget. He has also served on the Board of Directors of SciPlay Corporation since April 2019 and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York.


Katie Lever, Ryan Dickinson and Matt Clemenson.

Tony DiMatteo, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Lottery.com, commented: “We welcome Bill and are honored to have an individual of his talent and caliber join our Board. With his deep financial and government experience in both the private and public sectors, our entire organization will benefit from his leadership.”

“The promotions of Ryan, Katie, and Matt are important components in the implementation of our long-term strategy and will optimize Lottery.com’s structure for the future. We believe Ryan is a crucial player in the ongoing build-out of our financial team. His extensive functional and technical expertise in Lottery.com’s operations, as well as his performance and experience as our Acting CFO, make him an ideal choice for this role. Since joining Lottery.com, Katie has demonstrated excellent leadership skills and the ability to implement transformative processes and operational improvements across business functions, which she will bring to the role of our COO.” He added, “As Co-Founder of Lottery.com, Matt has a deep understanding of our markets and business development opportunities and will use these skills as we drive growth with our B2B partners and affiliates. I am excited to continue working with this talented leadership team and building on the success we have achieved together.”

Ryan Dickinson will oversee finance, technology, product, and development in his new role. He has served as Lottery.com’s President and Chief Operating Officer since 2018 and as Acting Chief Financial Officer since 2021. Prior to joining Lottery.com, Mr. Dickinson held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at AccuWeather, Inc. and also served as Senior Vice President of the Product Division at Multi-Ad Services, Inc.

Katie Lever will oversee legal, compliance, risk management, human resources, government relations, investor relations, and project management in her new role. She has over 25 years of legal and executive experience and has served as Lottery.com’s Chief Legal Officer since 2021. She previously held executive leadership positions at leading publicly-traded gaming suppliers, including Scientific Games Corp., Bally Technologies, Inc., SHFL entertainment, Inc., and Everi Holdings Inc., as well as at Baha Mar during its opening and first year of operations. She is a director of GBank Financial Holdings Inc. and an advisor to several gaming technology companies.

Matt Clemenson will oversee B2B sales and affiliate account management in his new role. He co-founded Lottery.com with Mr. DiMatteo and served as its Chief Commercial Officer until today’s appointment and also served as the company’s president from 2015 to 2019. Prior to co-founding the company, Clemenson was the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of a global concierge company, LesConcierges Inc.

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