PokerStars operator Amaya has appointed Brian Kyle as its new chief financial officer, effective June 19th.

Kyle will join the company from Toronto-listed IT service provider Pivot Technology Solutions, to replace Daniel Sebag, who announced his retirement in January.

Kyle is described as having an extensive background in capital markets, financial and strategic planning, tax, investor relations and risk management.

He has worked as Pivot CFO since August 2016, and previously served as a partner and co-founder of asset management business ALSA Capital.

Kyle also held the CFO role at financial technology provider DH Corporation for five years, overseeing a number of acquisitions, a CAD$1bn initial public offering and its $1.6bn acquisition by investment firm Vista Equity Partners.

"Brian will be a great addition to Amaya's executive team," Amaya chief executive Rafi Ashkenazi said.  "He brings a wealth of experience in the capital markets working with technology companies.

"We expect Brian to take our finance and investor relations functions to the next level and deliver great value to our people, customers and shareholders."

"It is a tremendous opportunity to join Amaya at such an exciting time in its evolution," Kyle added. "I'm looking forward to getting to work and helping the Amaya team navigate the future."

Shares in Amaya Inc (Co.Data) (TSX:AYA) closed down 1.81 per cent at CAD$26.03 per share in Toronto Monday.

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