Gaming software and platform provider ISIS Lab has expanded its management team with the appointment of Dmitri Dain as the company’s chief technology officer.
Dain previously served as general manager of PYR Software, the company that developed the software powering PokerStars, for six years. During his time with PYR he led a team of seventy, and was responsible for developing the company’s online and mobile products, as well as managing data centres in the Americas, the UK, Europe and Australia.
He was also in charge of the effort to redevelop and relaunch Full Tilt Poker following its acquisition by PokerStars owner Rational Group, with the site back online 90 days after the deal was completed.
Before joining PYR, Dain served as CTO of online brokerage E*Trade Israel, and as a consultant to the Ontario Ministry of Health and the investment bank of Allianz Group, Dresdener Kleinwort.
ISIS chairman and chief executive Daniel Kajouie said he was pleased to have Dain join the company, noting that his background and skillset would be invaluable for the delivery of the company’s innovative product suites and help position the company as an industry-leading gaming company.
The appointment follows the launch of the company’s flagship product, the social network for real-money games, ISIS Friends. The offering went live for UK customers yesterday, through a partnership with Isle of Man-licensed operator Cladstone Ltd.
Dain becomes the third executive to be added to ISIS’ management team in 2014, following the appointment of former Full Tilt marketing chief Lothar Rentschler, who joins as CMO, and Anthony Abrahamson as senior vice president of operations and business affairs.