Jennifer Barber, Chief Financial Officer of NorthStar Gaming Holdings Inc. will leave the company on Dec. 1, 2023. The current Vice President of Finance and Compliance, Chin Dhushenthen, will take over the CFO role on an interim basis.
NorthStar Gaming is an online gambling operator exclusive to the Canadian market, which currently operates only in Ontario. However, the software developer plans to launch its platform across the rest of Canada in the future.
Barber held the role for 18 months but will move on to pursue another opportunity outside of the gambling industry. NorthStar Gaming CEO Michael Moskowitz commented on Barber’s exit:
“On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Jennifer for her contributions at an important time in our company’s development. She played a key role in our public listing process, the Slapshot Media acquisition, and the establishment of our financial reporting functions. We wish Jennifer the best as she moves into a financial leadership role in a new sector.”
NorthStar Gaming’s common shares started trading on March 8, 2023. The company completed its acquisition of SlapShot Media Inc. in May 2023. SlapShot was a Canadian company specializing in iGaming marketing. NorthStar made the move to aid its future aim of expansion across Canada outside of the Ontario market.
Interim CFO Chin Dhushenthen has over 25 years of executive experience and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). His previous roles include 13 years at CAPREIT, a significant provider of Canadian rental housing. He has also worked at The Hunter Group, Hydrogenics Corporation, and Azerty United Canada.
He joined NorthStar Gaming in 2021 and has covered a wide range of roles, including compliance, risk management, technology, and finance. His specialty at the company has been improving regulatory and compliance reporting.
Speaking about Dhushenthen’s new role, Moskowitz said, “ We anticipate a seamless transition to Chin as Interim CFO. He has great familiarity with our operations, having previously led our finance team and establishing our compliance system that meets the strict standards of our iGaming license.”