Co-Founder & CEO
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Product & Marketing Officer
Stephen brings an exceptionally strong technical background with over 20 years’ experience in high-availability systems & network design, Data Centre management, IT consultancy, network security and graphic design.
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.
Chief Technical 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.
Global Gaming Awards: Corporate Service Provider of the Year
Continent 8 Technologies was named ‘Corporate Service Provider of the Year’ in the Global Gaming Awards London 2019, powered by Gambling Insider. Whether it’s in marketing, PR, risk management or legal services, this Award recognises those that provide the backbone of the industry.
Isle of Man Newspapers: International Business of the Year
Continent 8 Technologies was named ‘International Business of the Year’ in the 2018 Isle of Man Newspaper’s Awards for Excellence. The awards recognise success for companies, individuals, the public sector, and the charitable sector on the Isle of Man.
Isle of Man Newspapers: Company of the Year
Continent 8 Technologies was named ‘Company of the Year’ in the 2014 Isle of Man Newspaper’s Awards for Excellence. These prestigious awards take place every year to celebrate and reward the best of the Isle of Man, both in the private and public sectors.
EGR Awards: Data Centre of the Year 2010 – 2018
Continent 8 has received this honor for the eighth year in a row at the 2018 B2B Awards ceremony. The eGR B2B Awards reward and celebrate the very best service providers in the online gaming industry, recognising the achievements of suppliers from across all the major egaming disciplines including betting and gaming software, networks, mobile, payments, recruitment, IT & infrastructure.
The services provided by the Continent 8 Technologies Solutions teams based in the Isle of Man, Montreal, Dublin, Gibraltar and Malta to external customers are all certified as ISO/IEC 27001:2013 compliant.
PCI DSS Compliant
Continent 8’s data centres in Isle of Man, Montreal, Dublin, Gibraltar and Malta are certified PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard) compliant based on the validation methodologies provided by the PCI SSC. Level of compliance: Service Provider (co-location services).