Ontario-based operator NorthStar Gaming has announced that Jennifer Barber is to step down from her role as chief financial officer.
Barber will depart NorthStar on 1 December to pursue another opportunity. She has served as CFO since June 2022.
Chin Dhushenthen, currently vice-president of finance and compliance at NorthStar, will assume the role of interim CFO. Dhushenthen has been with the business since September 2021.
Prior to this, Dhushenthen spent 13 years with Capreit, a Canadian publicly-traded provider of quality rental housing. He has also worked for Hydrogenics, Vincor International, Azerty United Canada, the Hunter Consulting Group, Holiday Autos and Scodie Deyong.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Jennifer for her contributions at an important time in our company’s development,” NorthStar chair and CEO Michael Moskowitz said. “She played a key role in our public listing process, Slapshot Media acquisition and establishment of our financial reporting functions.
“We wish Jennifer the best as she moves into a financial leadership role in a new sector.
“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 licence.”
NorthStar targets expanding online offering in Canada
News of Barber departing comes after NorthStar set out plans to grow its online presence in Canada. The operator intends to roll out its online casino and sportsbook in more regions across the country.
Since launching in May 2022, NorthStar has only been accessible in Ontario. However, this will now be available in all provinces and territories with the launch of NorthStarBets.com – made possible following the acquisition of Slapshot Media earlier this year.
The move is in line with comments by Moskowitz in the wake of NorthStar posting its Q2 results in August. At the time, Moskowitz said NorthStar would be looking to expand outside Ontario.