PointsBet appoints Daniel Lucas as its new chief technology officer

PointsBet appoints Daniel Lucas as its new chief technology officer

Daniel Lucas will succeed the current CTO, Jerry Bowskill.

US.- PointsBet has named Daniel Lucas its new chief technology officer (CTO). Lucas will succeed current CTO, Jerry Bowskill, from September 1. Until then, he will continue to serve as the global director of trading technology at Flutter, where he oversees technology operations and services for brands, such as Fanduel, Sportsbet, Paddypower, Betfair, Pokerstars, and Skybet.

Before joining Flutter, Lucas held various positions at Sportsbet, including head of data solutions and the head of trading technology.

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Sam Swanell, PointsBet CEO, said: “We are very pleased that a senior executive of Dan’s quality and experience is joining PointsBet. Dan’s understanding of complex platform and trading operations, in particular algorithmic trading, risk, and advanced analytics together with his strong people leadership skills, are valuable assets to PointsBet’s Australian and Canadian operations, as we continue to invest in our market-leading live betting and multi capability through Odds Factory.”

Swanell added: “Jerry Bowskill has made an outstanding contribution to PointsBet over his tenure leading our global technology organisation. He has been an integral part of the group executive leadership team, and his experience and expertise have proven invaluable as we have planned for and executed the transition of our United States business to Fanatics.”

Lucas commented: “I am super excited about the opportunity to join a technology and product-led company like PointsBet. They continue to invest in their platforms and there are exciting growth opportunities ahead.”

In December, PointsBet named Alister Lui as group chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Andrew Mellor. He will assume the role following Mellor’s departure on February 29.

With over 17 years of experience in senior banking and finance roles, Lui has been part of PointsBet’s finance team for six years. He worked with Ernst & Young and ANZ prior to joining PointsBet in November 2017.

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