Tripledot beefs up exec team to handle incoming acquisitions and expansion


UK unicorn Tripledot has added three execs to its top team to push ahead with its aggressive expansion and acquisition plan.

The Woodoku maker recently raised $116m to acquire companies and grow further, most recently adding the Live Play Mobile team to its ranks for an undisclosed fee.

The three new execs come from outside the games world, but notably have experience in public company management and M&A.

Tripledot’s new CFO Sam Hillard joins from manufacturing giant Glatfelter, where he was senior vice president and CFO. He has also served as VP in corporate development at Dover Corporation and SPX. 

Di Maxfield-Twine is Tripledot’s new chief people officer. She joins from Superbet, where she was chief human resources officer. Maxfield-Twine also previously served as SVP of human resources, legal and editorial standards across UK TV for Northern and Eastern Europe for Viacom International Media Networks.

And last but not least there’s Alex Verbitsky, Tripledot’s new corporate development and strategy lead. His background is in strategic consulting and investment banking, having worked with McKinsey and Goldman Sachs as an advisor on high profile M&A, financing and strategic reviews. Verbitsky also has experience in scaling high growth businesses, having led finance and corporate development at WeWork EMEA as regional CFO from 2017-2020.

Tripledot’s biggest hit to date is Woodoku, which according to Appmagic has passed 75m lifetime downloads.

“We are incredibly excited to add the insights and leadership of three incredibly talented and proven executives to our management team,” said Tripledot co-founder and CEO Lior Shiff. “We have been on an accelerated growth path and our expanded management team will allow us to more expertly navigate our acquisitions, talent management and scaling marketing investments.”

Tripledot continues to expand on the back of its financing and success of lead title Woodoku, which according to Appmagic has passed 76m downloads to date. Second biggest title Solitaire stands at just over 22m downloads, with July 2021 release Triple Tile already on 8m downloads. Tripledot has three other titles with over a million lifetime downloads: Blackjack (5.6m), Sudoku (1.7m) and Puzzle Time (1.1m).

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