Wednesday October 30,2013 : OPENBET FILLS NEWLY CREATED CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER POSITION
 
Amazon software development director tapped for the job
 
Sportsbook and online gaming software provider OpenBet has announced the appointment of Joe Eldridge to the position of chief product officer.
 
In the newly created role, Eldridge will play an integral part in defining, strengthening and implementing OpenBet’s core product strategy to ensure greater agility across the business whilst maintaining the quality and reliability of OpenBet’s products.  He will also be focused on driving continual product innovation, which will be customer-driven and at the forefront of market trends.
 
Eldridge brings over two decades of technology experience in the finance and leisure industries, joining the company from eCommerce firm Amazon.com where he currently serves as software development director for the web channel of Amazon Instant Video.
 
“I am thrilled to welcome Joe to OpenBet and to be part of my senior management team; he is a key part of our growth strategy.  Having someone with his experience and reputation is an invaluable asset for OpenBet; his unparalleled wealth of technical knowledge and expertise will ensure OpenBet, and as a result our customers, are well-positioned in the industry to respond to change quickly and to continue to develop and innovate in this fast-paced industry,” said Jeremy Thompson-Hill, Chief Executive Officer of OpenBet.
 
Eldridge will take up the position in the third week of November.