Smarkets announces three senior appointments

| By Marese O'Hagan
Betting exchange Smarkets has announced three new C-level appointments, which include two internal promotions.
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Céline Crawford has been appointed to the role of chief people officer. Crawford previously held the role of chief communications officer at Smarkets’ headquarters in London.

She first joined Smarkets in 2015, after working in the banking and communications sectors for over ten years. Before joining Smarkets she worked for FinnCap and Commerzbank.

“I’m proud to be part of a company like Smarkets that elevates women while they are away on maternity leave juggling the art of caregiving and parenting,” said Crawford. “I also believe Smarkets has a compelling product proposition to win in betting.”

“I’m delighted to welcome Céline back as chief people officer on the Smarkets leadership team – she’s helped grow the business to where it is today.” said Jason Trost, CEO and founder of Smarkets.

Joe Foulds has been promoted to the newly-created role of head of engineering. Foulds previously led Smarkets’s backend technology team.

In his new role, he will oversee Smarkets’s software engineering. He will report to Hrafn Eiriksson.

“Joe will be working closely with me to ensure we are building a world-class platform and tech stack, and inching ever closer to our goal of fixing betting,” said Eiriksson. “This is a well-deserved promotion for him.”

Arnaud Thiercelin will take on the role of chief product officer. Thiercelin previously worked at drone software company Austerion.

“I’m passionate about creating products that customers love and what Smarkets is building has limitless potential,” said Thiercelin. “This is an industry ripe for change and I’m excited to be a part of that.”

Trost said, “Arnaud is someone I’m very excited to build products with. We all have our sights set very high for this company.”

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