In this episode of "Kinectify Conversations", host Sean Topchi, Director of Business Development at Kinectify, engages in a deep dive discussion with Joseph Martin, the CEO of Kinectify, and Daniel Umfleet, the founder and CEO of Kindbridge Behavioral Health.
The dialogue centers on their mission of sharing insights from gaming industry leaders, drawing on years of experience navigating the complexities and impacts of compliance. Umfleet elaborates on the dual focus of his organizations: Kindbridge Behavioral Health and Kindbridge Research Institute. Both strive to improve healthcare options for individuals affected by gambling-related harms, but each has a unique approach. The research institute is a charitable organization conducting extensive studies on various topics, such as the impact of problem gambling on veterans. On the other hand, the clinic, Kindbridge Behavioral Health, aims to build a robust workforce of over 50 specialists trained to provide better mental health options to problem gamblers. The episode explores Umfleet's entry into this field, direct technologies for care, and their integration into solutions like Kinectify.
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[00:00:00] Sean Topchi: Welcome to Kinectify Conversations. My name is Sean Topchi, and I'm the Director of Business Development at Kinectify. Our mission is to share the experience, expertise, and insights from gaming industry leaders that comes from years of navigating the complexities and impact of compliance. On this episode, I'm joined by special guests.
[00:00:20] Joseph Martin: My name is Joseph Martin. I am the CEO of Kinectify.
[00:00:23] Daniel Umfleet: My name is Daniel Umfleet. I'm the founder and CEO of Kindbridge Behavioral Health and the Vice Chair of Kindbridge Research Institute.
[00:00:31] Sean Topchi: Thanks for joining us today, and remember to like and subscribe to the podcast. You can also learn more anytime at kinectify.com. That's K I N E C T I F Y dot com. Dan, thank you so much for coming. I'm really excited to have this conversation.
[00:01:06] Daniel Umfleet: Yeah, no problem, man. I'm happy to be here.
[00:01:09] Sean Topchi: For those that don't know you, why don't you give us a little background on yourself and what your specific interest is and a little bit about Kindbridge as well.
[00:01:19] Daniel Umfleet: Sure. So I'm the founder and CEO of Kindbridge Behavioral Health and the Vice Chair of Kindbridge Research Institute. So, two distinctly different organizations that focus primarily at the core on getting better healthcare options to individuals that are suffering from gambling-related harms. One is a charitable organization, which is the research institute that conducts research on a variety of different topics, including veterans and how they're impacted by problem gambling and population health style strategy projects for regulators which go through the landscape of a state and map out all of the access points that an individual may have and all of the necessary trainings required to saturate the state with resources and build a healthy workforce that can satisfy any sort of uptick in demand and recognize and screen for gambling harms.
The clinic, which is behavioral health, is a growing workforce that has got over 50 specialists in it that are trained to work with problem gamblers that need access to better mental health options with people that understand them. And it also works on direct technologies that can be integrated into solutions such as Kinectify, that'll make it easier for operators to deploy access to care at the point of consumption, and as soon as an individual presents through the customer service platform. So, in a nutshell, that's what Kindbridge and Kindbridge Research Institute are about.
I got into this field, what would have been six years ago now. And it was really by accident. It was just strangely falling into this topic. My misses was pregnant with our second child and we needed to take a step back from me traveling so much because the pregnancy had some complications. And at the time, I was up in the North Sea in Aberdeen, in Scotland working for BP, doing a consulting gig and I needed to stop traveling so much...