Sightline Payments today announced Co-founder Omer Sattar will serve as Sightline’s co-CEO alongside Joe Pappano. In this new role, Sattar will oversee internal operations including product and compliance to help further Sightline’s innovative spirit within regulated markets. As co-CEO, Pappano will continue to lead Sightline’s strategy, sales, client success, and marketing organizations to drive the digital transformation of the gaming and hospitality industries.
Mr. Sattar co-founded Sightline Payments in 2011 to enable consumers to safely and securely fund their online gaming experience. Mr. Sattar has served as Sightline’s executive vice president since its founding, driving groundbreaking partnerships to adopt digital payments acceptance in gaming, including recently with Resorts World Las Vegas and Boyd Gaming. Sattar’s vision and leadership resulted in the nearly $400m in funding that Sightline has received over the past ten months. Prior to founding Sightline, Sattar served as SVP, Cash Access Services for Global Cash Access (now Everi Holdings). Across his career, Sattar has driven critical product innovations to unlock new abilities for customers to access funds across the world.
“The past year has been transformative for Sightline, and we have no intention of slowing down our progress to revolutionize payments in the gaming and hospitality industries,” said Sightline Co-CEO and Co-Founder Omer Sattar. “My goal is to ensure that Sightline has the best, most innovative product suite in the industry. I am humbled by the opportunity to drive this business forward alongside Joe and provide gaming’s consumers the same payment options that they have in their daily lives.”
“Omer has been an innovator in the gaming industry for more than 15 years, and our shared vision and complementary skill sets will further accelerate Sightline’s growth,” said Sightline Co-CEO Joe Pappano. “With many projecting the North American gaming market to grow to more than $100bn over the next few years, the timing of this move allows Sightline to focus our resources on meeting the incredible demand we are seeing in the market.”
Sightline recently closed a $224 million funding round, following another $100m funding round in April. Building upon Sightline’s growth in the gaming and hospitality sectors, Sightline recently acquired JOINGO, the casino gaming industry’s top mobile engagement and loyalty platform.