OpenBet, a leading technology, content and service provider to the sports betting industry, has appointed Sam Depoortere as its new vice-president of platform products to drive continued innovation within the company.
The appointment of Depportere, a seasoned executive, strengthens the product leadership team at the company’s Athens hub.
Depoortere has a wealth of industry experience, most recently serving as business director for TOTO (sportsbook & casino) at Nederlandse Loterij, the largest gambling operator in the Netherlands. During his tenure, he oversaw the operator’s online sportsbook, casino and retail sportsbook divisions.
Previously, he was marketing and sportsbook manager at Toto and held positions with renowned brands such as Betway and Media Odds. OpenBet is well-positioned to benefit from his extensive operator experience, providing a solid foundation for the company’s continued focus on its platform products.
In his new role, Depoortere will be responsible for driving the sports betting provider’s platform solutions product strategy, playing a vital role in executing the growth of its solutions in the coming years. Based in Athens, Depoortere will report directly to Nikos Konstakis, chief product officer at OpenBet, taking charge of product lifecycle management.
Commenting on his appointment, Sam Depoortere said: “I am thrilled to step into this role at OpenBet, an industry leader known for its innovation and strong partnerships.
“Leveraging my experience and insights from the operator side, I am committed to steering OpenBet’s platform products to new heights and ensuring that we remain at the forefront of delivering safe and entertaining betting experiences for players worldwide.”
Nikos Konstakis, chief product officer at OpenBet, added: “With Sam joining the ranks we are poised for even greater success. His in-depth understanding of best practices and unparalleled industry experience makes him a valuable addition to the team.
“As we look to the future, we are confident that with Sam’s extensive experience and leadership qualities, OpenBet will continue to redefine the standards in sports betting entertainment.”