SBTech appoints Dave Hammond as COO
SBTech has appointed experienced senior gaming executive Dave Hammond as chief operating officer (COO). Hammond is a well-regarded figure in the gaming industry with 25 years’ experience at leading companies including Inspired Gaming and Paddy Power Betfair.
In his new role he will manage the global operations of the award-winning omni-channel sports betting and gaming technology provider, with a focus on operations and delivery as SBTech continues to expand in existing and new regulated markets. His remit also involves overseeing the company’s technology, research and development, operations and business analytics teams.
Hammond previously directed commercial operations and innovation for Paddy Power Betfair and was responsible for commercial negotiations and World Lottery Association operators, while driving the digital transformation of Timeform, the world’s oldest horse racing data analytics company.
Hammond also spent 20 years at Inspired Gaming, driving innovation and global growth across all product verticals. While directing operations, he delivered more than £1 billion (approximately $1.3 billion) in annual revenue for partners including William Hill and Coral before creating an online gaming vertical, supplying game-changing solutions to bet365 and other digital operators.
“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," said Richard Carter, CEO. “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.”
“I’m thrilled to have joined SBTech," said Hammond. "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.”