- September 27th, 2012
).- Ladbrokes confirmed the appointment of Andy Wright as Trading Director, who will join the firm from Betclic Everest Group where he was Sportsbook Director, having previously been Group Trading Director.
“We have already made significant progress in delivering our trading improvements and Andy will help take us to the next stage,” Richard Glynn, Ladbrokes CEO, said.
Prior to working for Betclic Wright was Managing Director of Stan James where he was responsible for introducing automated trading technologies. He will assume responsibility for driving Ladbrokes ongoing trading improvement programme which has seen Ladbrokes significantly increase the range of markets available to customers using automated pricing and technology feeds as well as improving its trading capabilities through the extensive adoption of algorithmic solutions. He will report directly to Richard Glynn, CEO.
Joining Andy Wright at Ladbrokes is Tony Robinson, who has been appointed Trading Strategy Director. Robinson was founder of odds-comparison service OddsChecker before launching his own trading technology firm Heron Solutions and he has many years of experience across a number of leading betting companies. In addition to recruiting Tony, Ladbrokes has signed an agreement to work with Heron Solutions to deliver trading technology innovations, thus bolstering its capabilities further. These developments continue Ladbrokes' strategy of taking ownership of sportsbook technology and intellectual protocol.
Richard Glynn, Ladbrokes CEO, said: "We’re pleased to welcome someone with Andy's extensive online experience. We have already made significant progress in delivering our trading improvements and Andy will help take us to the next stage. In doing so he will be ably assisted by Tony Robinson, with whom he has worked in the past, and a new dedicated trading solutions team who will be tasked with constantly developing innovative trading solutions and implementing them swiftly."
Commenting on the appointment new Trading Director, Andy Wright said: "Ladbrokes has made good progress in its reinvigoration programme and I’m looking forward to working with the trading team to further improve Ladbrokes competitive position."