Paul has over 26 years of business experience specialising in strategic planning, product development, commercial sales, business development and team leadership within the gambling, financial services, media and technology sectors. Most recently, Paul was Strategic Development Director for leading betting, gaming & media services company, SIS, where he was responsible for the diversification strategy. This included the end-to-end development and delivery of new products and services including digital content, streaming distribution platform, trading services and mobile games. Paul also played a key role in SIS becoming the first official, exclusive data partner for La Liga, delivering licensed pre-match, in-play and post-match data to bookmakers. Prior to working at SIS, Paul spent 12 years at RBS, working in various roles across corporate and investment banking. Paul brings considerable expertise and a proven track record across several sectors and disciplines, including: leading the definition and execution of strategy, M&A and acquisition financing, business change, sales management, and profit improvement.
Paul has been lover of all things horse racing since selecting the Grand National winner at the age of nine! Having worked for William Hill for 33 years in a variety of different roles; from Saturday Settler to Head of the Data Department, he has a wealth of experience having worked closely with Traders, Odds Compilers, IT and Marketing teams.
Since 2009, Paul has been advising bookmakers, tipsters and professional bettors on horse race betting and markets, whilst continuing his passion for horseracing as a professional bettor himself.
David has over 15 years experience in leadership roles. Most recently he was CEO of OpenBet for eleven years, during his tenure the company experienced tremendous growth ultimately being sold for $337m. Under his leadership OpenBet was established as a global leader securing major customers worldwide based on a unique business culture. Prior to this he established Kana’s European operations a company which was one of the top ten IPOs on NASDAQ in 1999. Prior to leadership roles David enjoyed an outstanding career in sales with Sun Microsystems and Sybase. Expertise includes: IPO preparation, M&A, MBO, managing rapid growth, international expansion, developing an effective culture, as well as a detailed knowledge of the gambling market.
Kira is a qualified solicitor who has held roles in Legal, Compliance and Social Responsibility with major operators; Gala Coral, Sky Betting and Gaming and software provider Playtech, where she was responsible for licencing, regulatory, and legal compliance.
She advises operators on multi-jurisdiction regulatory matters including licensing applications, compliance risk assessments, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption legislation, and responsible gambling obligations. Kira specialises in ensuring a robust understanding and transparency of the compliance and regulatory requirements at all levels within a business.