Industry Leading Experts with over 100 years of experience in the area of Payments, Risk, Compliance, Business Intelligence and Fraud. Over 50 years of experience in Regulated US iGaming with leading US Operators and Providers.
The Operational Effectiveness and Payments Group core belief is not just about providing answers; it's about asking the right questions and empowering clients to discover the best solutions within themselves.
Meet Our Team
Jerry Rau is Managing Director of Operational Effectiveness and Payments Group at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC and joined the firm in March 2020. Prior to joining Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, Mr. Rau owned his own consulting firm, Rau Consulting. While at Rau Consulting, Jerry provided electronic money movement operational guidance to some of the largest online gaming and sports betting companies in the world. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Rau served as the Vice President of Money Movement Operations for Fidelity National Information Services (FIS). Mr. Rau has also been contributing electronic payments content to the Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC’s monthly iGaming tracker since 2017.
Allen Ambrogio is the Director of Operational Effectiveness and Payments Group at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. Allen has held numerous leadership and executive positions at online gaming operators in the last 5 years. Most recently, Allen oversaw the day-to-day operations as Director of Operations at Tipico Sportsbook North America. Specializing in online payments and money movements, Allen has used his skill and expertise to help launch multiple Sportsbooks in different jurisdictions in North America. Allen has extensive experience and knowledge in the Fraud and Payments industry working specifically with startups. He has worked with multiple e-commerce merchants in top-level roles to minimize risk while maximizing revenue. Allen is a member of the 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in Gaming- 2020.
Tim Petersen is a consultant that works with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming in our Operational Effectiveness and Payments Group. Tim is an industry veteran in both the payments and casino sectors. Prior to Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, he was a Business Relationship Manager for Global Payments, one of the leading payment providers in both online and land-based gaming. In that role, he worked with many of the online operators implementing and servicing Global Payments products. Prior to that he was a casino services manager at Pinnacle with oversight of the cage and kiosk operations.
Pat Johnson is a consultant that works with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming in our Operational Effectiveness and Payments Group. Pat is a seasoned project management professional with experience in financial services, information technology and gaming. Pat’s technical certifications include Six Sigma Black Belt, Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Christopher Colangelo is the Strategic Account Manager for Operational Effectiveness and Payments Group at Eilers & Krejcik. Having obtained his communications degree at The Pennsylvania State University puts Chris in good position to assist in fulfilling engagements with our clients. In addition to managing our Strategic Relationships, Chris also contributes to fostering the growth of EKG by working with new clients and managing project plans.
Tim Jablonski is a Business Intelligence & Analytics Consultant at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. Prior to joining Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, Tim spent 4 years in various data and analytics positions with online operators. Most recently, Tim spent 2 years as the lead business intelligence analyst helping Tipico Sportsbook North America, guiding the data team through the successful regulatory approval process, and helping launch and grow Tipico’s US business. Tim has extensive experience helping teams across sportsbook and casino operators maximize their ability to make smarter, data-driven decisions. He has worked closely with operators to identify key performance indicators, design and implement dashboards and reporting systems, and provide actionable insights to drive revenue growth, customer engagement, and risk management.
Andrew Moreno is a Consultant with the Operational Effectiveness and Payments Group at Eilers and Krejcik Gaming. Prior to joining, Andrew worked as the Senior Director of Regulatory Operations at Pointsbet, specializing in government affairs and new state launches. Prior to Pointsbet he held positions within Compliance verticals at a number of Wall Street Banks such as Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, where he conducted enterprise-wide risk assessments in addition to providing Fixed Income compliance guidance on the trading floor. Andrew holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Fordham University and Juris Doctorate from Pace University.