About Us

We BELIEVE what you DREAM and where you FOCUS, that is how your organization CHANGES the WORLD.

Our purpose is to help you focus and stay focused on the activities of today that further your dreams of tomorrow.

We do this by providing a comprehensive end-to-end solution that is a fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platforms and systems which are supported by a team that is experienced and knowledgeable in every aspect of the Sports Betting and iGaming business.

Our Team

We are proud of the innovative vision and constant commitment our team places in the satisfaction of our partners and clients.
We embrace market challenges, we bet on these trends and we always win.

Mike Ciavarella


Chairman of the Board

Mike Ciavarella


Chairman of the Board

Joined Elys in 2004 and was appointed in 2011 to foster corporate strategy.
He is focused on driving exceptional results in diverse industries through leadership and development of executive, financial, and operational lean business strategies.

His experience includes: Kerr Mines Ltd., Firestar Capital Management Corporation, Mitron Sports Enterprises

Matteo Monteverdi


Chief Executive Officer

Matteo Monteverdi


Chief Executive Officer

Joined Elys in 2020 and appointed to President and CEO. He is a seasoned leader known for driving high growth and cutting-edge technology development in the sports betting and digital gaming industries.

His experience includes: U.S. President of Sportradar, IGT SVP of Global Digital Products, President of Lottomatica Betting and Interactive

Mark J. Korb


Chief Financial Officer

Mark J. Korb


Chief Financial Officer

Joined Elys in 2019. He has spent more than 20 years as Chief Financial Officer in a wide range of industries specializing in high-growth and startup companies.

His experience includes: First South Africa Management in South Africa, Icagen Inc. a North Carolina based drug discovery company, Foodcorp Limited a consumer goods company in South Africa

Luca Pasquini


VP of Technology

Luca Pasquini


VP of Technology

Joined Elys in 2016. He has successfully led sports betting and gaming information technology development for more than 30 years.

His experience includes: Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Odissea Betriebsinformatik Beratung GmbH a sports betting and gaming technology business, GoldBet sportwetten GmbH a software developer of bookmaker platforms and gaming products

Beniamino Gianfelici


VP of Regulatory Affairs

Beniamino Gianfelici


VP of Regulatory Affairs

Founded Newgioco/Elys in 1996, serving as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs since 2015 and a Board Member from 2015 - 2017. He has spent more than 35 years in gaming operations and has a wealth of business relationships in a broad range of industries.

Prior to Elys, he formed a successful construction enterprise creating many of Rome’s prominent buildings.

Alessandro Marcelli


VP of Operations

Alessandro Marcelli


VP of Operations

Joined Elys in 2007 serving as president, managing director and VP of Operations. He has extensive experience in fast changing, technology and cross-border environments and was instrumental in turning the Newgioco/Multigioco brand into a multi-million dollar business.

His experience includes: NATO/Turkish Army, Vodafone Group plc managing central and south Italy operations