Inspired Announces CFO Transition

December 26, 2023

NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: INSE), a leading B2B provider of gaming content, technology, hardware and services, today announced that Marilyn Jentzen has been appointed Interim CFO and principal accounting officer, upon the Company’s acceptance of Stewart F.B. Baker’s resignation from his role as CFO and principal accounting officer effective December 20, 2023.

Ms. Jentzen brings over three decades of financial and accounting experience to Inspired. She is an accounting and auditing expert, strong leader and strategic thinker. Ms. Jentzen will be responsible for the Company’s financial policies, overseeing the finance and accounting functions, and ensuring compliance with financial and accounting regulations.

The Board of Directors has initiated a search process to identify the Company’s next CFO and has retained a leading search firm to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. Mr. Baker will continue to serve the Company throughout 2024 to assist the Company with its restatement efforts and to ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities.

“We are pleased and fortunate to have a leader of Marilyn’s caliber step into the role of Interim CFO. Marilyn is a strategic, results-oriented executive with proven success leading, developing and improving multi-national finance operations at publicly listed companies. She is well-positioned to support the continued execution of our financial priorities while the Board conducts its search for our new CFO,” said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Executive Officer of Inspired. “I’d like to thank Stewart for his many years of service and contributions to Inspired Entertainment,” added Mr. Pierce.

Ms. Jentzen most recently served as the Founder and CEO of Innovative Impact Consulting, providing global business transformation consulting and interim c-level support for publicly-listed and private clients. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Finance for International Game Technology, Inc. where she led global accounting, tax and internal audit activities. Prior to that, Ms. Jentzen led operations strategy for global operations centers in Asia, India, Europe, and Latin America for Thomson Reuters. Early in her career, she spent a decade at Deloitte LLP. She received a BS from the College of William & Mary and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in accounting and operations.

About Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

Inspired offers an expanding portfolio of content, technology, hardware and services for regulated gaming, betting, lottery, social and leisure operators across retail and mobile channels around the world. The Company’s gaming, virtual sports, interactive and leisure products appeal to a wide variety of players, creating new opportunities for operators to grow their revenue. The Company operates in approximately 35 jurisdictions worldwide, supplying gaming systems with associated terminals and content for approximately 50,000 gaming machines located in betting shops, pubs, gaming halls and other route operations; virtual sports products through more than 32,000 retail venues and various online websites; interactive games for 170+ websites; and a variety of amusement entertainment solutions with a total installed base of more than 16,000 terminals.  Additional information can be found at

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