People on the Move: Thomas Auriemma and Brahm Gelfand, Optimal Payments
Optimal Payments, a London-based online payment solutions provider, has named Thomas Auriemma as an adviser to provide strategic and regulatory advice on current and future U.S. state regulation regarding payment services for the online gaming industry. He currently is a member of the compliance committee of Penn National Gaming, where he previously served as vice president/chief compliance officer. He has served as director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and he was deputy director of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission’s legal division.
The company also appointed Brahm Gelfand as a non-executive director to the company’s board of directors. He has nearly 50 years of legal experience, including an extensive background in mergers and acquisitions, finance and securities law. Gelfand has been an attorney at Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP since 1975, and is director of 360 VOX Corporation and Tefron Ltd.