In this eighth installment of our Affiliate Manager Interview Series we talk with Kerryn, Affiliate Manager for Golden [star] Network. These fun and informative question and answer sessions are an opportunity to get a personal feel for the people who run the affiliate programs, and we hope they will foster rewarding and productive relationships between GPWA members and sponsors. Please Welcome Kerryn!



What did you do before joining Golden [star] Network?

I completed my bachelors in Corporate Communication, and then moved on to do a post Grad in Financial Management. I organized corporate end year and industry functions in my part time and really enjoyed interacting with diverse personalities.

When I finished my studies I knew I wanted to work with people on a daily basis and discovered a great pool of personalities in the gaming industry. I immediately knew that this was for me!


What is your experience in the Industry?
I first started as the VIP Hostess for the Golden Riviera Group where I learned how to fulfill player needs and developed great relationships with my top VIPís (I still chat to some of them daily). I then moved on to become the Retention Manager and got more involved in the financial reporting, and developed a better understanding of the business. I was only recently promoted to Affiliate Manager and so far Iím enjoying every moment of my job, the affiliates are so helpful and understanding and are always available to share new insight on recent developments.


What are your thoughts on the Gaming Industry?

I find the gaming industry to be extremely dynamic; each day brings new challenges, and there are no limits to what you can achieve. Most people Iíve met who work in the industry are inspired by creative and innovative ideas and are driven by a positive attitude, which rubs off. So they are generally great to be around!


What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I do Pilates to relax. I also have a very unhealthy appetite for shoes and clothes, so youíll find me in the shops quite often. My family and friends play a really important role in my life, so I try to spend as much time with them as possible. Traveling has to be one of my favorite things in the world, and let me not forget about great Sushi Restaurants!


What are your thoughts for 2007?
Obviously the US legislation has been a bit of a stumbling block, but the exciting part is finding and developing new markets. Our Casinoís have launched their new Free Play offers which are pushing steadily along into the non-US markets. Weíre all confident that the Free Play offers will turn out to be a huge success!

There has always been a need for sophisticated entertainment and as long as this need exists, we will continue to fulfill it! I see the industry only getting bigger and better!


What are your favorite TV shows?
My favorite T.V shows are Las Vegas (of Course!) the O.C, Prison Break - gotta love Wentworth and CSI Miami. Iíve also spent a fair amount of time watching Choppers, and Forensic Detectives!