– USA, TX – AutoLotto, Inc., dba Lottery.com today announced the nominations for election to the board of directors for the combined company in anticipation of its proposed business combination with Trident Acquisitions Corp. (Nasdaq: TDAC/TDACW/TDACU), a publicly-traded SPAC, expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Tony DiMatteo, Co-Founder and CEO of Lottery.com said, “We believe we have assembled a distinguished group of leaders with expertise in gaming, law, technology, sports, finance and corporate governance who will support Lottery.com’s growth and our transition as a public company. We believe that together, they bring an ideal mix of deep knowledge, strategic expertise and leadership competency that will assist our management team in achieving our objectives and realizing our potential. I would like to thank the proposed directors for their confidence in Lottery.com’s vision and future, and I, along with the entire Lottery.com team, look forward to working with them.”
The Board nominees are:
Lisa Borders, former President of the Women’s National Basketball Association
Matthew Clemenson, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Lottery.com
Steve Cohen, former General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated
Lawrence DiMatteo III, Co-Founder and CEO, Lottery.com, who is also nominated to serve as Board Chair
Joseph Kaminkow, Chief Game Designer, Zynga Inc.
Richard Kivel, Managing Director at GrayBella Capital LLC
About Lisa Borders
Ms. Borders has more than more than 30 years of experience in corporate and philanthropic leadership as well as public service. Since 2019, she has served as Chief Executive Offer of LMB Group, LLC, a management consultancy firm that she founded. From 2018 to 2019, she was the inaugural President and Chief Executive Officer of TIME’S UP, an organization advocating for safe, fair and dignified work for all women. From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Borders was President of the WNBA, where she was Chief Executive to team owners and worked to accelerate the league’s growth. From 2013 to 2016, she served as Vice President of Global Community Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company and chaired The Coca-Cola Foundation. She also served as President of the Grady Health Foundation from 2008 to 2013 as well as Vice Mayor and President of the City Council in Atlanta, Georgia from 2004 to 2010.
Ms. Borders currently serves on multiple boards including as an independent director of Six Circles Trust, part of J.P. Morgan Private Investments, Inc. since 2018, as a global board member of Operation Hope since 2020, and as an advisory board member of #SeeHER since 2017. She earned a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Colorado and a B.A. from Duke University, where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.
About Matt Clemenson
Mr. Clemenson has served as Lottery.com’s Chief Commercial Officer since 2019. He is the co-founder of Lottery.com and served as its President from 2015 to 2019. In his role as Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Clemenson steers Lottery.com’s international business development, and manages strategic planning. From 2011 until 2015, Mr. Clemenson served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of LesConcierges Inc, a global concierge service and solutions provider, whitelabeling concierge services to some of the world’s best known brands. From 2007 until 2011, he held several technology management roles at the combined Expedia and Hotwire organization, with responsibility for technology initiatives spanning thousands of servers and more than 20 data centers.
About Steve Cohen
Mr. Cohen has more than 25 years of experience as a lawyer in private practice and in public service. Since 2020, Mr. Cohen is a self-employed consultant providing strategic legal, government affairs and communication advice. Since 2017, Mr. Cohen has also served as co-chair of the Gateway Development Commission and was Chairman of Empire State Development from 2020 until 2021. From 2013 until 2020, he was the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, a diversified investment holding company.
Prior to that position and throughout his career, Mr. Cohen held positions in the public sector. He worked for the New York State Governor, first as Counselor and Chief of Staff from 2007 to 2010, and then as Secretary during 2011. From 1991 until 1998, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the Chief of the Violent Gangs Unit. In the public sector, Mr. Cohen was a partner at Cooley LLP from 1998 until 2006 and at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP from 2011 until 2014.
Since 2020, Mr. Cohen has served as a director of Whole Earth Brands, and from 2015 until 2019, served as a director of vTv Therapeutics. He earned his B.A. at New York University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.
About Tony DiMatteo
Mr. DiMatteo is the co-founder of Lottery.com and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 2015. In his role as Chief Executive Officer at Lottery.com, Mr. DiMatteo is responsible for global initiatives, as well as the development and execution of Lottery.com’s global strategy. Prior to becoming Lottery.com’s Chief Executive Officer, from 2013 until 2015, Mr. DiMatteo was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Glimpsable, a mobile photography-sharing app and social networking platform designed to gather and share users’ photos from group events. In 2009, Mr. DiMatteo founded Monreal Enterprises, LLC, an information technology services firm catering to the venture capitalist sector and was its Chief Executive officer until 2015.
About Joseph Kaminkow
Mr. Kaminkow has nearly 35 years of experience in game design. Since 2013, Mr. Kaminkow has served as Chief Innovation Officer at Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd., a leading gaming provider and games publisher that designs, manufactures and markets gaming machines and software. Since 2018, Mr. Kaminkow has also served as the Special Advisor to the Chief Product Officer at Aristocrat. In 2012, Mr. Kaminkow became Chief Game Designer at Zynga Inc., a publicly held developer of the world’s most popular social online games. As of 2019, he also serves as Senior Vice President, Casino at Zynga. From 2010 until 2012, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Spooky Cool Labs, a social casino game creator. He also served as Senior Vice President of Gaming Design from 1986 until 1993 at Data East, LLC, as well as at SEGA from 1994 until 1999. From 1999 until 2011, Mr. Kaminkow was Senior Vice-President of Game Design at International Game Technology PLC, a publicly held slot machine manufacturer.
Mr. Kaminkow has served on the board of directors of 26 Capital Acquisition Corp., and has been a member of the board of directors of Tastemakers LLC since 2020. Mr. Kaminkow earned a B.A. from Curry College.
About Richard Kivel
Since 2017, he has served as the Managing Director of GrayBella Capital LLC, a Pan-European venture capital firm investing in growth-stage technology companies. In addition, since 2018, Mr. Kivel has served as Chairman of the Board of BC Platforms. From 2014 until 2016, Mr. Kivel served as Advisor and acting Chief Operating Officer of Ixcela, Inc. Between 2013 until 2015, he was Executive Chairman of the Board of ViS Research Inc., leading to a successful acquisition by IMS Health. In addition, Mr. Kivel was a Board Director and Chairman of the nominating committee of Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2010 until 2013. Mr. Kivel’s executive management experience also includes a Senior Management position at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, and two Chief Executive Officer positions: Theragenetics, Ltd. from 2006 until 2009, and MolecularWare, Inc. from 2001 until 2004. Both companies were successfully acquired.
He has served various roles at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including as the Chairman and President of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Board member of the MIT Alumni Association, and lecturer. He is also a Trustee of Bankinter Innovation Foundation, a technology think-tank based in Madrid. Mr. Kivel received his Master of Science in Business Management from Boston College and his Bachelor of Arts from American International College.
Lottery.com is a leading technology company that is transforming how, where and when lottery is played. Its engaging mobile and online platforms enable players and commercial partners located in the United States and internationally to remotely purchase legally sanctioned lottery games. Fans and subscribers look to Lottery.com for compelling, real-time results on more than 800 lottery games from more than 40 countries. Additionally, through WinTogether.org, Lottery.com is fundamentally changing how non-profit donors are incentivized to action by gamifying charitable giving. In all that it does, Lottery.com’s mission remains the same: an uncompromising passion to innovate, grow a new demographic of enthusiasts, deliver responsible and trusted solutions, and promote community and philanthropic initiatives.
About Trident Acquisitions Corp.
Trident is a blank check company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. Trident’s securities are quoted on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols TDACU, TDAC and TDACW.
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