SBTech appoints Dave Hammond to COO role

SBTech appoints Dave Hammond to COO role

Thursday, December 6, 2018 Posted by News Team
Industry veteran has previously held management positions with Paddy Power Betfair and Inspired

Sports betting solutions provider SBTech has hired industry veteran Dave Hammond as its new chief operating officer. 

In his new role Hammond will manage the supplier’s global operations to aid its expansion in existing and new regulated markets. 

He will oversee its technology, research and development, operations and business analytics teams.

“I’m thrilled to have joined SBTech,” Hammond said of his new role. “The company’s proven omni-channel full platform technology is widely used and is rapidly being adopted by numerous well-known sports betting, gaming, horse racing and lottery brands on an international scale.

“I look forward to accelerating this growth as the business and its innovative products continue to break new ground, furthering our partners’ reach and maximising their revenue.”

Hammond most recently worked for Paddy Power Betfair, where he oversaw commercial operations and innovation, with responsibility for negotiations with commercial partners and World Lottery Association members. This also saw him oversee the digital overhaul of horse racing data analytics business Timeform.

He previously spent a number of years at Inspired Entertainment, delivering more than £1bn in annual revenue for partners such as William Hill and Coral as head of operations. He also helped establish the supplier’s iGaming division, during his time with the business. 

“We’re delighted to have appointed Dave, whose vast operational experience and proven track record of implementing high growth strategies in a host of senior industry roles will add huge value to the company as we continue to grow in the 20+ regulated markets we currently operate in,” SBTech chief executive Richard Carter said.

“Dave will work closely with myself and the senior management team across all areas of the business to ensure we not only meet but exceed our customers’ expectations in 2019 and beyond.”

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