Executive Management Team

Jim Ryan

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Ryan joined Pala Interactive in July 2013 as CEO of the newly formed Interactive division for the Pala Band of Mission Indians.  Bringing with him several years of executive experience in the online gaming industry, Jim’s vision for Pala’s regulated online brands is to provide the best possible gambling experience within the safest possible environment. 

Michael O’Malley

Chief Operating Officer

Michael O’Malley has been involved in the national and international casino industry for over 20 years. Starting in the US land based industry, he has held various positions with various companies in Las Vegas, Arizona and California, from dealer to Casino Manager. As well, he wrote for Card Player Magazine for 12 years, and managed land based World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker events.

Jeremy Clemons

Chief Marketing Officer

Jeremy Clemons is an iGaming marketing executive and team leader with over 15 years of real-money gaming experience in the United States. Jeremy was the marketing and product development lead responsible for the creation, launch and growth of what became the largest legal online wagering service in the United States, TwinSpires.com – the official online wagering site of the Kentucky Derby. Launched in the fall of 2006, Jeremy was employee number two of the Silicon Valley based start-up which grew from zero to over one Billion in annual wagering in 2013.

Jeremy joined Pala Interactive in the Summer of 2014 to lead the company’s marketing initiatives.

Brett Calapp

Chief Social Gaming Officer

Brett Calapp is currently the Chief Social Gaming Officer at Pala Interactive, LLC. Pala Interactive is a leading online real-money gaming operator and B2B social casino provider. In addition, Brett is an advisor to ALL IN Media House, a content publisher focused on Poker, eSports, and Fantasy Sports. Brett is also on the board of the Intercollegiate Poker Association.

Uri Kozai

Chief Technical  Officer

Uri Kozai is a professional software developer with a degree in Computer Science and Math. Uri’s Career in building software technology spans developing software for projects like: Rocket Missile Guidance System at the Israel Air craft industry; Chip Fabrication software for clean rooms at PROMIS systems; automated material movement systems at PRI automation; Multi Media software development at Roxio.

Uri joined the internet gaming industry in August 2005 developing various gaming systems at Excapsa Software Limited,  RealTime Edge Limited and currently at Pala Interactive.

Shauna Anton

Chief Financial Officer

Shauna Anton joined Pala Casino Spa Resort in 2004 and is responsible for every aspect of accounting, compliance, financial reporting, cash management, banking, and the cage operations for the property. In 2012 she assumed additional operational responsibilities overseeing the Hotel and Spa operations and Purchasing. In 2013, she participated in the development of the online gaming business for the Pala Band of Mission Indians, Pala Interactive, LLC, and has assumed the CFO responsibilities.

Mrs. Anton brings over 23 years experience in financial management positions, including chief financial officer, director of finance, and controller for several hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as Palm Springs, California. Prior to that Mrs. Anton spent two years in public accounting with Deloitte and Touche in Las Vegas, specializing in auditing for the gaming industry. Mrs. Anton holds a master’s degree in Professional accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a wife and mother of four and stays actively involved in her church organization.