William Hill, GamCare & PointsBet: on the move – recruitment round-up

With comings and goings commonplace across the industry, Esports Entertainment Group, William Hill and GamCare all feature in our latest rundown of a number of recent manoeuvres.

GamCare

GamCare has announced changes to its board of trustees, with Margot Daly taking over the position of chair from today (Friday 4 June).

She takes over the role from Sir Ian Prosser, who is lauded as leading “a transformation” at the group and “leaving the organisation in a stronger, more sustainable position”.

The position will benefit from Margot’s extensive experience, says GamCare, having held CEO and COO positions in both FTSE listed and privately held companies.

She currently serves as a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee at the NAAFI, and was recently appointed as an inquiry chair at the UK Competition and Markets Authority, where she also serves as a panel member.

Anna Hemmings, GamCare CEO, said: “I would like to thank Sir Ian for all the work he has done to ensure GamCare is the leading provider of information and support for those affected by gambling harms. 

“Over his six-year tenure, GamCare and its services have grown and improved considerably. I welcome Margot’s appointment and look forward to her knowledge and expertise guiding us towards further success.”

PointsBet

PointsBet has appointed Nic Sulsky as chief commercial officer for the group’s Canadian operations, effective June 8, 2021, as it looks to launch its products and services in the country

The hire marks PointsBet’s first in Canada, and represents the company’s inaugural step toward its strategy of building a Canadian leadership team for the marketplace

“PointsBet is excited to welcome Nic to the team, adding strong talent that knows how to build first-class gaming brands while possessing a deep understanding of the Canadian landscape,” stated Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA CEO

“With legislation now before the Canadian Senate, our hope is that this will be the first of many Canadian hires as we work to ensure our Canadian leadership team both understands and reflects the unique characteristics of the Canadian sports environment and its millions of loyal fans.”

William Hill

William Hill has confirmed the inbound appointment of Eric Hageman as new group chief financial officer, which will become effective from June 7, 2021.

Hageman is set to replace outgoing incumbent Matt Ashley, who confirmed his decision to leave the heritage betting group this month and will join corporate IT support services provider Micro Focus its new financial lead.

Commenting on the appointment, Ulrik Bengtsson, William Hill CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome Eric to the William Hill team. He brings a wealth of financial and operational experience within digital and technology-driven industries as well as senior management experience.

“I look forward to working with him as we lead William Hill through the next chapter. I also want to thank Matt Ashley for his substantial contribution to William Hill through the challenging period of the global pandemic.”

Condor Gaming

Prash Patel has joined the Condor Gaming executive team as the group’s CMO, as the group seeks to continue its recent expansion which has brought a number of key market entries. 

Patel, who has operated on both sides of the igaming industry, is lauded as bringing years of experience in marketing automation and planning to support the group’s growth strategies. 

Condor Gaming brands include Rembrandt Casino, CasinoSieger, B-Bets Sportsbook & Casino, Big5Casino, their flagship 24Bettle, as well as the recently launched Lucky Bull Casino.

Oliver de Bono, group CCO, noted: “I’ve worked with Prash in the past and he’s a great asset, meticulous in his planning andanticipation of industry changes. 

“Our recent growth has given way too many opportunities for the group and I know Prash will bring the big guns with him. Looking forward to where we go from here”

Internet Vikings

Kristoffer Ottosson will help Internet Vikings to extend its igaming hosting capabilities, following his selection as the company’s new head of hosting services.

Ottosson joins the group from the Evolution Group’s NetEnt, where he served as the director of IT & infrastructure engineering. 

Peter Ekmark, Internet Vikings’ CEO, explained: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome a highly-skilled new leader to our ever-growing team of experts as the Head of the Hosting services division of Internet Vikings.

“Kristoffer is a seasoned specialist in the hosting and igaming sectors with an impeccable track record and will undoubtedly prove to be an invaluable asset as we surge forward and expand our global reach. 

“We can expect innovation, passion and refined iGaming hosting solutions under his well-earned leadership.”

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