skola joins from Kindred Group, where he currently holds the position of Chief Product Officer, in a move that sees Relax Gaming’s co-founder and current CEO Patrik Österåker become Chairman of the Board.
Eskola, who will take up his new post on April 1st, brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the role, with 13 years of B2B and B2C experience across casino, sports betting, poker, and bingo.
Welcoming him to Relax, Patrik Österåker said: “I’m delighted that Daniel has agreed to become our CEO and we look forward to harnessing his product, commercial, and operational expertise to take the company to a new level. Daniel shares our company values and vision and I’m certain he will be an excellent fit in the team.
“For myself and the company the appointment of a new CEO represents a natural and welcome transition after eight years at the helm. During that time, Relax has built a solid foundation that is now ripe for exponential scaling, and I ‘m excited to leave this responsibility in the hands of our prominent Executive Management team with Daniel as captain.
“Personally, I’m looking forward to my new role which will allow me the freedom to further strengthen our competitiveness through strategic internal and external initiatives.”
Daniel Eskola said: “I have followed Relax Gaming closely since its inception. I’m incredibly excited to be joining a fantastic team and at being part of the exciting journey in the upcoming years.
“I’m very confident that we can leverage their market-leading tech platform across casino, poker, and bingo in order to benefit the company and all its partners.”
Eskola’s appointment follows the recent arrival of former NetEnt CPO Simon Hammon and Head of Account Management Andrew Crosby, as the supplier bolstered its product and commercial teams.