Industry veteran enticed by ‘phenomenal’ opportunities

Industry veteran enticed by ‘phenomenal’ opportunities

Friday, October 30, 2015 Totally Gaming
O’Reilly joins Miller at Grand Parade

Gaming industry veteran John O’Reilly has told that Grand Parade is at the forefront of “phenomenal” opportunities in the sector, after having joined the gaming technology company as its new non-executive chairman.

The additions of O’Reilly and new managing director Martyn Miller will strengthen the Grand Parade management team, with the latter to head up the company’s development office in Krakow, Poland.

O’Reilly has more than 25 years of experience within the gambling industry, first at Ladbrokes where he led the eGaming division, and then as managing director of Coral Interactive.

“The opportunities presented by data, technology and personalisation today are, I think, phenomenal,” O’Reilly told

“I believe Grand Parade are at the forefront of these moves; truly responsive technology matched to creativity and the clever use of data are a really powerful force right now, and this will only increase in the next few years.

“That's why I am delighted to join the team at Grand Parade. I have seen the quality of work they already produce and I have now had some insight to what is coming in the near future and I think that is really exciting.”

Grand Parade has designed and developed digital products and campaigns for the likes of Betfair, Coral, Bwin, Ladbrokes and Sky Bet over the last six years.

The company also entered the US market recently by creating horseracing products for Sportech and casino websites for the NYX Gaming Group in New Jersey.

Miller spent seven years at Gala Coral, latterly as director of website development for the group, before setting up his own consultancy.

Miller said: “The technology team based in Krakow is of central importance to the future of Grand Parade. The developers are specialists in sports betting and gaming and I am excited by the quality of talent in our offices here.

“This is a chance to help mould a growing company’s culture, ensure we soak up the best talent in Krakow and its surrounding areas and build on the considerable success already enjoyed by the business here.”

Grand Parade CEO Andy Clerkson said: “These appointments set the stage for an important year for Grand Parade as we expand and enhance our services.

“Having John on board gives us an unrivalled knowledge base from someone who has built online sports betting operations that truly deliver – deliver great experiences to their customers and great profits to their business.

“To design successful products, we have strived to put ourselves in the position and mind-set of our clients, the sportsbook and casino operators and platforms. Now we have one of the most experienced and intelligent minds in the business on our team.

“Likewise, Martyn’s work in Krakow is a critical building block for Grand Parade as we continue to expand our operation there while maintaining the high standards and on time delivery capabilities of our team.”

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