Our client is a multi-channel gaming company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with an increasingly international footprint and undergoing a period of significant expansion. The company wished to appoint a CTO to support this growth.
The CTO reports to the Chief Operating Officer, and leads all aspects of technology for the business, operating at board level. In particular the CTO was required to build the capability of the company to rapidly develop and deliver products and services on an increasingly international basis in order to position the company as a leader in its industry.
Candidates required an excellent track record of leading a significant technology organisation in a online company with a high volume of real time transactions and a culture of innovation and collaboration. Experience of transitioning from waterfall to agile methodologies and of cloud migration was essential. The search covered candidates already based in Ireland and those in the UK, Continental Europe and North America who were willing to relocate.
The successful candidate had extensive international experience in retail financial services, leisure and technology companies in Europe and the West Coast of America, and had most recently led a substantial development organisation for a major private equity-backed technology business.