23 episodes

SBC Leaders Podcast is a series of interviews with CEOs and decision makers at some of the betting and gaming industry's biggest, best and most innovative companies. SBC's Kelly Kehn is the host who asks the questions.

SBC Leaders - The people behind betting and gaming's biggest brands SBC Media

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SBC Leaders Podcast is a series of interviews with CEOs and decision makers at some of the betting and gaming industry's biggest, best and most innovative companies. SBC's Kelly Kehn is the host who asks the questions.

    A new leadership, different market approaches and David Hasslehoff - Rootz's Sam Brown

    A new leadership, different market approaches and David Hasslehoff - Rootz's Sam Brown

    In the latest episode of SBC Leaders, Andrew McCarron, Managing Director at SBC, is joined by Sam Brown, CEO at Rootz, to discuss Sam's new role as CEO, taking over from the firm's Founder, Lasse Rantala and how the company approached two different market entries in Ontario and Germany.
    The duo also discussed how Rootz is recruiting to match its growth, the addition of David Hasselhoff, aka "The Hoff", as a Brand Ambassador and a look into how Sam unwinds and relax away from his day-to-day responsibility.  

    • 30 min
    Becoming more than just a B2C Operator - BVGroup's Brent Almeida

    Becoming more than just a B2C Operator - BVGroup's Brent Almeida

    SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron is joined by Brent Almeida, Chief Commercial Officer at the BVGroup in the latest episode of the SBC Leaders Podcast. 
    SBC Leaders is the show that focuses on leadership, motivation and the unique stories that got the biggest names at the world's leading operators to where they are today.
    Recorded in the run up to SBC Summit Barcelona in 2023, Almeida and McCarron discuss BVGroup's presence in Gibraltar, BVGroup's rebrand and what this means internally and externally, managing and motivating teams remotely and in-person, as well as digging into Almeida's professional background and leadership style and philosophy.

    • 20 min
    A new era, outdated omnichannel and Italian dominance - Snaitech's Fabio Schiavolin

    A new era, outdated omnichannel and Italian dominance - Snaitech's Fabio Schiavolin

    The latest episode of the SBC Leaders sees Snaitech's CEO, Fabio Schiavolin join the hotseat with SBC's Managing Director Andrew McCarron.
    Schiavolin talks about bringing Snaitech into a 'new era' via new omnichannels, how Snaitech remains a leading brand in the Italian market, how it overcomes regulatory challenges and how he unwinds away from work.

    • 26 min
    From the UK highstreets to the USA - Betfred's Joanne Whittaker and Kresimir Spajic

    From the UK highstreets to the USA - Betfred's Joanne Whittaker and Kresimir Spajic

    The SBC Leaders podcast is back with a bang as Betfred Group CEO Joanne Whittaker and Betfred USA CEO Kresimir Spajic join SBC Managing Director Andy McCarron for an in-person, sitdown interview recorded at this year's SBC Summit in Barcelona. 
    Joining for a discussion on life, business and many things in between, Joanne and Kresimir discuss Betfred's transition from a UK retail juggernaut into a multi-national business, their aggressive moves for expansion in the USA, how the market has progressed and what sets them apart from their competitors. 
    Jo and Kresimir also discussed their life, career history, who they are outside of work and how they got where they are today.

    • 25 min
    From a potential career in public transport to retail casino - Chris Conroy

    From a potential career in public transport to retail casino - Chris Conroy

    The necessity of building and maintaining a strong network is a familiar construct among numerous industries, and is certainly one that is not lost in the gaming community.
    With this in mind, CasinoBeats is aiming to take a look under the hood and has tasked the 100 Club to help out.
    In the Pathways hot seat is Chris Conroy, Chief Data Officer at Future Anthem, who veered off from potential careers in finance and public transport to enter the industry courtesy of a meeting with an old boss
    Launched to give a voice to the industry on a range of key issues, the CasinoBeats 100 Club tackles the tricky questions and shares members’ views across the CasinoBeats network. Have your say by joining the 100 Club.

    • 15 min
    "Be brave like Ukrainians" - Gambling, the war and more with Anton Kuchukidze

    "Be brave like Ukrainians" - Gambling, the war and more with Anton Kuchukidze

    The latest episode of the SBC Leaders podcast is out, and features Anton Kuchukidze, the Chairman of the Ukrainian Gambling Council speaking to SBC's Managing Director, Andy McCarron. 
    The Ukrainian Gambling Council is an NGO uniting the legal gambling sector in Ukraine, and Anton and Andy discussed the background of the industry in the country, the impact of the war on Ukraine, the Ukrainian people and the industry, and the importance of keeping entertainment running during the war.
    The two also discussed illegal advertising and unlicensed operators, as well as the legal changes that the Ukrainian Gambling Council have achieved despite the Russian invasion.
    Finally, Anton told Andy about his personal background in politics, how we became involved with the Ukrainian Gambling Council, their vision and successes so far, working with SBC, and their hopes and plans for the future.

    • 26 min

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