Joseph (“Joe”) Phillips
Chairman & Director

Alan Joseph Phillips is an Australian businessman and experienced Chairman with a demonstrated history of working in the online gaming industry and public markets. Joe is currently the Managing Director and CEO of the TSXV listed mining company MacArthur Minerals Limited. Joe is skilled in portfolio management, M&A negotiation, business planning, corporate finance, and strategic planning. Joe is an experienced professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in economics/public administration from University Of Queensland. Joe’s pervious tenures consisted of 16 years in gaming, overseeing government and public gaming legislation and also 8 years as a General Manager for Economic Development for the City of Brisbane. Joe also spent 2 years on the Executive Board of Energex Retail and 6 years in the Queensland Public Service as an executive of the Queensland government-owned Golden Casket Corp. (annual revenue $1B+).

David van Herwaarde
Managing Director

David van Herwaarde is a successful business man with 12 years of experience at KPMG, including 6 years as a partner. Mr. van Herwaarde has significant expertise and experience working with businesses in emerging markets, having built the Mobimedia digital business across Asia successfully bringing to market brands such as mJams music, mSocial (previously known as Matchstix), and mGames. At KPMG, Mr. van Herwaarde worked as a special advisor, focusing on strategic growth initiatives, new market penetration and corporate governance. Mr. van Herwaarde drives Bravio’s strategic direction, planning of growth and merger and acquisition strategies.

Paul Carroll
CEO & Director

Paul Carroll is currently the Managing Director of Bravio Gaming Limited and Bravio Technologies Limited, companies that conduct operations within the online mobile entertainment industry. Mr. Carroll also serves as Managing Director of Big 5 Holdings and Kool Kat Media, which also focus on mobile and digital entertainment. Since 2014 Mr. Carroll has held an executive role at Excalibur Mining Solutions Australia. Mr. Carroll has over 15 years of online gaming experience with B2B and B2C business management, specialising in corporate leadership, commercial governance, and international lottery legislation. Mr. Carroll is highly-regarded for his implementation of technical and operational digital strategies. Mr. Carroll has held senior leadership positions with several tier one organisations operating throughout the world including Europe (specifically the United Kingdom), the Caribbean, various South Atlantic Regions and, for the past six years, in Australia. Mr. Carroll has successfully guided and influenced sustainable business management procedure and group diversification strategies within these roles. Mr. Carroll focuses on customer care and responsible gaming and maintains the highest regard for the health and well-being of all patrons and employees.

Mr. Carroll also serves as a Director with The Perth Glory Football Club Foundation, one of Australia’s Premier Hyundai A-League football clubs and serves as Managing Director of Cardinal House Pty Ltd.

Ali Zamani

Mr. Zamani is currently the Managing Partner of Overlook Investments. Mr. Zamani also serves on the Board of Directors for Protos Blockchain Corp, a cryptocurrency hedge fund and asset management company leveraging artificial intelligence. Previously, Mr. Zamani served as a Portfolio Manager and Chief Information Officer at Gefinor Capital Management from 2014 to 2016. Prior to Gefinor, Mr. Zamani was a Principal at SLZ Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm, from July 2012 to December 2013. Prior thereto, he was a Portfolio Manager at Goldman Sachs from 2004 to 2012 where he managed upwards of $400 million across various sectors. From 2002 to 2004, he was a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, a boutique New York-based investment bank focused on the energy and utilities sectors. Mr. Zamani holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School.

Edward Tobin

Edward Tobin is the current Chief Operating Officer of PlasmaNet Inc. and Managing Director of 1847 Partners LLC.  Mr. Tobin was previously a Director of Global Emerging Markets North America, Inc. (GEM), where for 15 years he managed special situations and venture investing for GEM’s Partners Capital Fund.  Mr. Tobin was also a principal and served on the investment committee of the MENA Fund, a Shari’ah compliant private equity fund which was a joint venture between GEM and VC Bank, itself a Shari’ah compliant bank based in Bahrain.  In addition to these activities, while at GEM Mr. Tobin oversaw structured finance transactions in industries such as clean tech, consumer/retail, alternative finance, media, telecommunications, manufacturing, retailing, real estate and life sciences. Prior to joining GEM, Mr. Tobin was Managing Director of Lincklaen Partners, a private family investment office. Previously, he had been a portfolio manager with Neuberger and Berman, managing both pension funds and private client capital in the public equity markets.   Prior to N&B, he was a Vice President of Nordberg Capital, Inc.  Mr. Tobin serves as a Board member of 1847 Holdings LLC, Peekay Boutiques, Inc., PPI Management LLC, and GEM Holdings LLC, in addition to his various philanthropic activities.  Mr. Tobin received his MBA from the Wharton School, as well as a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Yuval Ganot

Mr. Ganot has excessive experience within online gaming specifically digitalization of traditional lotteries. Over the last 5 years, Mr. Ganot has developed and successfully managed 3 global, B2C Lottery Messenger brands. Mr. Ganot was a founding partner of the lottery technology provider Lotto Yard. Lotto Yard was one of the world’s first and most enhanced B2B Lottery Messenger platforms of its time. Mr. Ganot has also over 19 years of diverse, international sales and digital marketing experience.  Mr. Ganot was the founder and CEO of the leading Israeli based Green Card Lottery Company for approximately 9 years.