Walaszek joins STS from media business Ringier Axel Springer, where he spent almost four years as IT development director.
Prior to this, Walaszek had an 11-year spell with DreamLab, where he served on its board for just under four years. He also spent time as director of IT development, head of project management office and head of IT project management.
Earlier in his career, Walaszek also enjoyed three years with Opcom, first serving as project manager, before going on to become project director.
“The fact that Jarek Walaszek joins the group will allow us to build a completely new quality for customers in Poland and abroad,” STS chief executive Mateusz Juroszek said. “His experience will help make STS’ product and technology offering even more innovative and focused on mobile solutions.
“We have full control over the technology we use because it is one of our primary competitive advantages. The STS Group structure includes a company called Betsys, which has developed a proprietary bookmaking system. The platform is fully scalable and adapted to all sales channels – online, mobile and retail sales.
“We develop our product and technology internally and the STS team of specialists in these areas consists of approximately 160 persons. STS is not only a leader in its industry but also an attractive employer that attracts top talent.”
The appointment comes after STS, in December, launched its shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) as part of its initial public offering.
The offer values the business at PLN3.6bn, with STS chief executive and largest shareholder Mateusz Juroszek, together with his family, to retain a 70% holding in the group.