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Abacus strengthens its sales team

ABACUS Solutions International Group (ABACUS) is pleased to announce it is strengthening its position in the Lottery industry by appointing Brendan McCarthy as Sales Director North America, and Edwin van Zon as Sales Director Europe.

Brendan brings twenty years of gaming experience working for lottery vendors in addition to previous years in managerial roles. Starting in gaming with GTECH (now IGT) in 1998, Brendan has worked in a progression of roles such as Product Management, Technical Pre-Sales and Business Development to Lotteries and Casinos, not only at GTECH but also at Aristocrat Lotteries in Sweden and Aristocrat Technologies in the US, as well as GameAccount Network and Novomatic Lottery Solutions. His lottery knowledge and experience will help ABACUS as it develops alternative sales solutions for lotteries. Prior to taking on his new role at ABACUS,

Edwin van Zon spent two decades in senior management roles in the Dutch Lottery (De Lotto and NLO). In his most recent role as Programme Manager he was responsible for business development and implementation. “I am looking forward using my experience from within the Lottery industry, developing and implementing innovative and creative solutions from ABACUS to drive sales.”

Simon Butler, CEO of ABACUS, said: “Both Edwin and Brendan are great additions to the company and will contribute hugely to the growth of the business”