Award-winning platform provider recruits veteran industry CFO Andrew Bowen
London, 9th December 2019 – Award-winning platform provider FSB has appointed Andrew Bowen (ACA) to the role of Chief Financial Officer, as it bids to extend its scope and influence across the industry.
Bowen arrives at FSB with a proven track record at CFO, having developed a wealth of senior-level experience in corporate and operational finance across the gaming, tech and payments sectors. Some of his roles in the gambling arena include a formative stint at Ladbrokes, where Bowen rose through the ranks to become Finance Director of the eGaming Division – and it was in this capacity that he supported the company’s successful launch online.
From there, Bowen went on to a similar C-level success at world-class gaming industry provider, Scientific Games, where he took the reins as Finance Director for the Gaming Division in 2013. Here, he helped build the brand’s reputation in global gaming markets, supporting strategic partnerships and core alliances, alongside effective integration of recent acquisitions.
Now Bowen brings these skills to bear at the most scalable, flexible and efficient sports betting and gaming platform in the market today. Appropriately, Bowen’s recent experience at a number of gambling industry suppliers (including game developers, B2C operators and technology innovators) puts FSB in assured hands as it looks to broaden its footprint into emerging territories, having secured significant working capital from Toronto-based private equity firm Clairvest earlier this summer.
Bowen said: “I’ve always premised my business relationships on the ability to add value. Working with FSB, I’ve not only found a flexible, best-in-breed platform that can speak to the different sides of the gaming industry but also a strong, experienced team that are client-focused and eager to tailor their offering to make it work for their partners.
“FSB has cut its teeth in the UK’s ultra-competitive sports betting domain, raising the tech bar with numerous tier-one platform awards, despite being a smaller company. That really grabbed my attention. Specifically, the team’s combined ability to leverage leading software infrastructure as a progressive business model for the modern gaming era, while also managing to invest in front end and the next generation of retail products, spoke to my experience and enthusiasms for the future of the sector.”
David McDowell, CEO at FSB, added: “We’re thrilled that Andy is joining the FSB team. His industry experience and contacts are second to none. We feel sure he’ll be a true asset to both FSB and all our clients, as we look to grow beyond our initial domestic horizons. FSB’s flexibility, scalability and product range will see us consistently win business, even in the hotly contested U.S. market.
“Unlike so many companies in the space, FSB have never worked in black markets, always focussing on regulated territories. I know that was hugely important for Andy, underscoring his CV for probity and compliance as a top-notch CFO. Ultimately, this responsible approach should set us apart for our partners. We already offer the best B2B services backed up with the best technology and we are attracting the best talent possible. So, whether you’re an established operator or a bricks-and-mortar business making your first move into sports betting or online gaming, FSB can help.”
FSB’s proprietary gaming platform also includes over 3000 casino games, virtual sports and lottery solutions from the industry’s leading suppliers and is delivered as a fully-managed service, together with powerful CMS and CRM tools to deliver the best possible customer experience.
London-based FSB has created the industry’s most scalable, flexible, and efficient sports betting and gaming platform. Utilised by operators on four continents, the modern technology is designed for the demands of live betting and a fragmented regulatory landscape, providing light physical deployments worldwide backed by centralised control systems. Available as a fully-managed service or an enterprise solution, the system allows partners to use FSB’s software platform to run their own business the way they want. The platform is integrated with the industry’s best casino games suppliers. FSB provides brands with everything needed to run a responsible sports betting and gaming business, complete with full reporting, social responsibility tools, bonusing tools, segmentation, payments and data analytics.