Smarkets revamps executive leadership team for critical 2019

Online betting exchange Smarkets, has moved to significantly strengthen its executive leadership team, announcing a quartet of C-level appointments.

Updating the market, Smarkets confirms that former enterprise team member Robin Harrison has returned to the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Harrison re-joins as Smarkets technology lead, having spent a year as Head of Engineering for Santander Bank backed fintech start-up ASTO.

Further strengthening, the betting firm’s day-to-day operations, Smarkets confirms the appointment of former Hero Gaming executive Chris Baldacchino as Chief Compliance Officer.

The new executive, appointments will be supported by the promotions of Tom Hardman and Céline Crawford as Chief Operations Officer (CPO) and Chief Communications Officer respectively.

Smarkets revamps its executive leadership team, as the betting group prepares to launch its best-price sportsbook product in 2019, powered by the firm’s proprietary platform and systems.

Backing Smarket’s new executive team, company Founder and CEO Jason Trost stated – “Robin, having been a team lead at Smarkets previously, is well-placed to develop and advance our class-leading product further, while Chris’s industry expertise will be invaluable as we look to expand to new territories, such as the emerging US market and other European countries.

“Both Céline and Tom are integral employees who have been with the company for many years and fully deserve their promotions, having played a big part in our recent success.”

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