Signing the best talent the industry has to offer has continued at Bodog Europe as two new members join the team today. The recruitment drive was announced last year and the latest members join from industry heavyweights PartyGaming and Ladbrokes. Keith Putley becomes the firm’s new Head of Player Analytics. In his time at PartyGaming, he was responsible for the introduction and enhancement of the player lifecycle across products. Bodog has also hired a new VIP CRM Manager in the shape of Abid Riaz from Ladbrokes. Riaz was responsible for Ladbrokes’ VIP program for casino, games and bingo.
A Bodog Spokesperson commented, “We are fortunate to be recruiting at a time when others are not and, therefore, can search for the best talent in the industry and beyond. The latest three additions to our team will bring vital experience to their fields and help drive the business on to the next stage.”
The latest staff reshuffle at Betfair has resulted in yet another member of the team leaving. It had looked rosier after last week’s hiring of Raj Vermulapalli but today Matt Carter, Director of Architecture, Research and Prototyping has joined the now burgeoning scrapheap. Carter becomes the latest to depart after Tim Phillips, Mathias Entenmann and Robin Osmond all left their posts earlier this year.
A Betfair spokesman told the Guardian, “We’d like to thank Matt Carter for his contribution and wish him well in his future career. Betfair has strengthened its technology team with a significant number of senior hires over the past 18 months, most recently with the appointments of Raj Vemulapalli from Yahoo as head of mobile and Michael Bischoff from London Clearing House as director of information systems. We are building a stronger technology team to increase the pace of innovation.”
Carter has been at the firm from the outset and comes after the company’s own staff had questioned the firm’s direction. It could have something to do with them becoming a public company as a number of staff may have moved on due to not agreeing with this direction.