Friday the 13th, 2012 : BETFRED PICKS BETTING SHOP EXPERT TO HEAD TOTEPOOL
 
Siers chosen to replace departing Jason Brautigam
 
Online and land gambling operator Betfred, which was recently successful in bidding for the Tote, has announced that Phil Siers will soon join the company to replace outgoing exec Jason Brautigam in taking over the management of its Totepool operation.
 
Siers is currently managing director for the Licensed Betting Office Division of media and satellite services firm Satellite Information Services Limited and is set to join Totepool as managing director on April 1 2012.
 
“Jason had made known his intention some time ago to step down from his role at the end of the financial year,” said Trevor Beaumont, chief executive officer for Betfred. “He has done an excellent job during his time with Totepool and I know he will continue to do so to ensure a seamless transition.
 
"Jason’s immense knowledge of how the Tote operates in all of its facets has been invaluable in helping to manage the integration with Betfred post-sale and we wish him all the best for the future.”
 
Siers and Brautigam have previously worked alongside each other at the Tote, which will help in the management transition over the coming weeks, Beaumont added.
 
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working at the Tote but after seven and a half years the time is now right to pursue new challenges in my career,” Brautigam said this week.
 
“I leave the business in very good health with an excellent team in place to deliver the new strategy for Totepool under Betfred ownership and wish them every success in the future.”