Platform provider OpenBet has appointed two former bwin.party employees to its senior management team, with Tod Martin joining as chief operating officer and Dominic Le Garsmeur named vice president of casino.

Both are credited as having extensive industry knowledge, and were hired to help facilitate OpenBet’s “ambitious global growth plans,” the supplier said.

Martin joins from Betway, where he has served as chief technology officer since 2013. Previously he held the same position for PartyGaming, then bwin.party following the merger of the operator with bwin.

Martin has worked in the gaming industry since 2006, initially responsible for PartyGaming’s product portfolio and the launch of its first multi-channel solutions. He then led the integration of bwin and PartyGaming’s product and technology teams across Europe and Asia.

He has more than 25 years’ experience in the software sector, working for the likes of Accenture, irista Software and Catalytic Software.

“I am very excited to join the OpenBet team,” Martin said of his new role. “OpenBet's industry leading position in omni-channel solutions, combined with a strong client base and outstanding delivery record, place us well for continued innovation and success.”

OpenBet’s new vice president of casino, Le Garsmeur, was previously product director at mobile platform provider NEKTAN, the company he joined in February last year after eight years with PartyGaming and subsequently bwin.party. Having joined PartyGaming as head of product for bingo and casino, he progressed to become head of product for casino and games for bwin.party, spending 3 years in the role.

“I’m really excited to be part of the talented team here at OpenBet,” he said. “It’s an already hugely successful business with even more potential waiting to be unlocked.”

OpenBet chief executive Jeremy Thompson-Hill said: “Both Tod and Dominic are highly experienced – I am proud to welcome them to the team. They will bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to OpenBet that will be of huge benefit to our company and our clients, while allowing us to continue to improve our product offering and service levels.”

“These appointments should be seen as a measure of our intent to grow in new areas and new markets. But our recruitment plans don't end here – we are looking to bring in talent across the company to drive and handle expansion from new business."

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