UK bookmaker Ladbrokes has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Bagguley as managing director of digital, the position recently vacated by chief executive officer Jim Mullen.
Bagguley joined Ladbrokes in January 2014, taking the role of director of mobile after a three-year stint as group product management consultant for Deutsche Telekom. He’s also done time with the likes of Guardian News & Media, New International and Intergaph.
Bagguley will be tasked with Ladbrokes’ digital growth, which recorded a 71% profit increase in 2014 to £14 million. Ladbrokes’ online vertical lags most of its UK rivals but the company is eager to poach some market share.
Ladbrokes also appointed former Bet365 Head of In-Play trading Glynn Carol as Director Sales Operations.
Carol’s new role will see him take on responsibility for Ladbrokes product portfolio of all sports in the trading function and strategy, its liabilities, and customers’ staking limits.
EVERYMATRIX PICK FUNCH FOR NORDIC MARKETS
Gaming services provider EveryMatrix is looking to strengthen its presence in the Nordic region with the appointment of Richardt Funch as Nordic sales manager.
Funch has a wide experience in the online gaming industry and the Nordic iGaming market, helping major online gaming companies such as Ladbrokes and Sportingbet gain access to the Danish and Scandinavian markets.
“EveryMatrix already has a strong Nordic presence, with current clients such as Thrills, SuperLenny, Buck & Butler and Casinofloor,” said EveryMatrix CEO Ebbe Groes. “We are working on increasing our focus in this region and are in the process of applying for a license in the regulated market in Denmark. We are therefore pleased to welcome Richardt, who will help secure and strengthen EveryMatrix’ position in the Nordic market.”