OpenBet hires two experienced executives to its senior management team

OpenBet has appointed two highly-experienced executives to its senior management team in Florian Diederichsen and Jessica Feil.
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OpenBet has appointed two highly-experienced executives to its senior management team in Florian Diederichsen as its new Chief Technology Officer, and Jessica Feil as its new Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance.

Scientific Games’ sports betting business states the appointments of Diederichsen and Feil “reinforces the quality of opportunity and exciting future that lies ahead for the company.”

Jordan Levin, CEO of OpenBet, said: “Bringing Florian and Jessica to the OpenBet team changes the game and is testament to the vision we have here at OpenBet. The appointment of two highly-skilled and respected individuals demonstrates the ambition we have to deliver the next generation of sports betting entertainment to operators and bettors worldwide.

“As we drive for hyper-differentiation, and with legislation moving at a pace, we can entrust both Florian and Jessica to help take OpenBet forward in their respective fields that will add significant value for our global customer base.”

Diederichsen joins OpenBet as its new CTO with responsibility for developing the firm’s modular sports product offering and accelerating sports betting entertainment through the use of cutting edge technologies.

He previously worked for DAZN, where he oversaw the growth of the company’s OTT sports service, as well as Perform, where he was responsible for technical operations of its global sports content and video services.

Diederichsen said on his appointment: “I’m delighted to have joined OpenBet and thoroughly looking forward to the next chapter of my career. The ambition shown by the OpenBet team, the quality of the management team truly excites me and I’m ready to raise my game to implement the vision required to take sports betting to a new level.

“Development work is already underway behind the scenes that will revolutionise the future of sports betting entertainment and I cannot wait to share our innovative concepts with the marketplace.”

Feil joins OpenBet as its new VP of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance as the business prepares for US and international expansion in 2022 and beyond.

She most recently held the position of Vice President, Government Relations & Gaming Policy Counsel at the American Gaming Association (AGA), where she was one of North America’s leading legal and regulatory experts. She started her career at Ifrah Law, where she advised clients in several areas including regulation, compliance and licensing.

Commenting on her appointment, Feil said: “OpenBet’s determination to expand across the globe and deliver sports betting entertainment to billions of players worldwide is unrivalled. With legislation moving quickly within the US and globally, I’m looking forward to providing valuable support and expertise to aid the company’s aggressive growth strategy.

“Compliance and regulatory affairs are incredibly important aspects of sports betting and OpenBet continues to set the standard of delivering the safest and most reliable experiences for players to enjoy cutting-edge entertainment.”

Earlier this month, OpenBet deployed its mobile sports betting technology in New York with its long-term partner FanDuel, on the same day of which the newly-regulated market launched.