he new President and CEO, who joined CryptoLogic as a director last year, is a senior technology executive who has managed major international businesses, including Unisys Limited’s operations in the UK, Middle East, Africa and India. Hadfield succeeds Javaid Aziz, who has retired from corporate life to be with his family after leading the company to renewed profitability in Europe and spearheading its entry into Asia.
"Brian Hadfield brings CryptoLogic important skills at an exciting time in our growth, and he is perfectly suited to build on the strategy set by Javaid Aziz," said Bob Stikeman, CryptoLogic’s Chairman. "Brian knows CryptoLogic, he knows how to grow a global business, and he knows how to motivate and lead a team. His experience will ensure we continue to develop innovative new software, and innovative new commercial alliances around the world," Stikeman pointed.
Aziz’s accomplishments at CryptoLogic include achieving four consecutive quarters of sequential growth, signing new licensees and making strategic investments and acquisitions in both Europe and Asia. In January, the company earned Gambling Online Magazine’s Top Casino Software Award for the third year in a row.
"In a dynamic business, it’s never an easy time to make a personal decision, but I do so with great satisfaction about CryptoLogic’s accomplishments, and great confidence in its future," Aziz said. "CryptoLogic has achieved renewed stability and profitability in the past year, and the company is set for continued global growth in the years to come."