PointsBet has appointed Edward Hartman as Group Chief Strategy Officer, effective 6 September.
Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hartman will lead the Group Strategy function, working closely with the Global Leadership Team and the board of directors, to enhance and execute the Group’s strategy and vision, identify new opportunities and strengthen operations.
Most recently, Hartman was Executive Vice President, Business Operations at the United States Football League and Senior Vice President, Digital Partnerships & Wagering at FOX Sports.
The new appointment was previously Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Fox Corporation and Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at News Corp. Prior to that, Edward was Managing Director at global investment management firm Caledonia and spent over a decade with UBS.
Commenting on the appointment, PointsBet Group CEO Sam Swanell, said: “We are very pleased that a Senior Executive of Edward’s quality and experience is joining PointsBet.
“With more than two decades of corporate and operational development experience in capital markets, media and wagering, I’m confident that his strategic insights will help maximise PointsBet’s success in our ongoing growth.”
“PointsBet has quickly established at remendous competitive position in its core global markets. The business has incredibly strong operating momentum and a world class team of people behind it,” said Hartman.
“I am humbled and excited to have the opportunity to help drive PointsBet’s strategic priorities, particularly in the very fast growing North American market. I look forward to working with Sam and the broader management team.”