Michael Tobin

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer  

Michael is co-founder of Continent 8 Technologies PLC and the creator of the "Continent 8" brand. He is an entrepreneur by nature and a former Director of Empire State Development, the lead economic development agency for New York State.


Michael is a graduate of Montreal’s McGill University

Jay Stubina


Through his emphasis on customer service and strong business acumen, he helped make Continent 8 the Internet data centre provider of choice for the online gaming industry. Jay brings to Continent 8 his many years of experience in finance and real-estate.


Jay is a graduate of Montreal’s McGill University and obtained his chartered accountant certification. He now occupies the real-estate and internet space.

Mike Nahoum

CFO and VP Operations  

Prior to Mike becoming the acting Financial Director* of Continent 8 Technologies PLC in April 2006 Mike was the CFO and VP Operations of Mohawk internet Technologies from September 2001.


Mike formerly served as Chief Financial Officer of Interaction Restaurants Ltd for 5 years. During that time, the company was ranked among the top 50 Canadian-based restaurant companies in terms of sales. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer of The Marine Group, a real estate development company. Mike is a Chartered Accountant and articled at Zittrer Siblin Stein Levine (which later joined Ernst & Young) until he left as a Senior Manager. Mike has a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University and is a graduate of McGill University.


*Financial directorship and consulting services will be provided to the Company by a Canadian company wholly owned and controlled by Mike Nahoum.

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John Stone

Chief Technology Officer  

John joined Continent 8 in 2010 from Cisco Systems where he was their CTO for Ireland, he previously also worked for Cara, a subsidiary of Aer Lingus.


As CTO for Continent 8, John is responsible for translating technology innovation into business value for Continent 8 and its eGaming customers. John is responsible for the strategic direction of internal infrastructure and services to support Continent 8’s extensive global network, multi-jurisdictional eGaming platform and support organization. In addition, John is also responsible for the definition, development and delivery of current and new services to address customer requirements in this growing and challenging marketplace.


John holds a degree from Dublin City University along with three Diploma’s in Information Technology from DCU, Electrical Engineering from DIT Kevin Street, and Business & Finance from the IMI.

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Nick Nally

Chief Development Officer  

Nick has 20 years experience in many sectors of the IT & telecommunications industry encompassing senior management, consultancy, sales, carrier relations, engineering and business development.


Most recently, Nick set up and developed Packet Exchange’s business operations in Ireland. Nick is also a consultant to the Department of Communications in Ireland and has worked on a number of initiatives including the Irish Connectivity Project and related data centre activity which was a key part of the Irish government’s economic development program. Prior to this Nick held a number of positions in Ireland and the US including Sales Director for WorldPort, a managed hosting provider; Head of Wholesale & Carrier Services for WorldCom in Ireland where he set up the wholesale operation; General Manager for MCI WorldCom in Ireland and Vice President of Business Development with Eircom in the US. Nick holds Electronic Engineering and Master of Industrial Engineering degrees from University College, Dublin.

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Peter Williams

Chief Commercial Officer  

Peter has a wealth of experience with over 20 years in Senior Commercial roles in the Global communications sector. Before joining the company he was with Telefonica O2 Ireland where he led a team in the setting of the ICT strategy. Previously Peter worked with companies such as Cable & Wireless (Global Account director), BT Worldwide (Director of ICT Solutions), Energis Communications (Corporate Sales Director) and Cisco Systems (Regional Sales Manager).


Peter has also worked with selected start-up organisations building value and growth across several geographies and has extensive experience in implementing complex communications solutions for multi-nationals. He has an excellent track record to date. Peter joined Continent 8 Technologies from his most recent post where he led a team in the setting of the ICT strategic direction for Telefonica O2 Ireland.

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Paul Watterson

Director of Finance  

Paul has over 10 years experience in the finance industry and prior to becoming Director of Finance and Company Secretary of Continent 8 Technologies he was Audit Manager at KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. While at KPMG his specialist industry sectors were banking, investment funds, life insurance and transaction services where he oversaw a number of acquisitions and flotations.


Paul is based in the Group’s Head office in the Isle of Man and is responsible for the accounting, company secretarial and key financial relationships of the group. He holds a primary honours degree in Economics from Manchester University.

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Stephen Trimble

Chief Product & Marketing Officer  

Stephen brings an exceptionally strong technical background with over 20 years’ experience in high-availability systems and network design, Data Centre management, IT consultancy, network security and graphic design.


As the group’s Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Stephen takes responsibility for the management of both the product portfolio and associated Marketing efforts across all global locations.


Stephen holds a broad range of senior technical and management certifications, is a Director of the Manx ICT Association, and actively supports various local technology-based initiatives.

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