n this 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.
With over 20 years of technology experience in the finance and leisure industries, he joins OpenBet from the global eCommerce company Amazon.com, where he was the Software Development Director for the web channel of Amazon Instant Video. He led the development teams responsible for the creation and innovative evolution of desktop, mobile, and tablet web interfaces used by millions of customers globally on LOVEFiLM, Amazon, and IMDb sites.
Prior to Amazon, Joe spent five years as a co-founder of venture capital backed PermissionTV and 11 years at Omnicom's digital marketing and technology professional services firm, Agency.com, where he started as a developer and grew within the company, ultimately becoming Worldwide COO. Across his career, he has rapidly delivered highly scalable, international solutions to global customers for British Airways, Intercontinental Hotels, T-Mobile, Deutsche Bank, Dow Jones, Fox, MGM, and Heineken, to name a few.
Joe Eldridge, Chief Product Officer of OpenBet, comments “OpenBet is at the forefront of the gaming industry and I’m keenly focussed on leading its product management and product engineering teams towards the continued growth and development of OpenBet’s product portfolio. As OpenBet grows, it is imperative that we continue to innovate and lead the market using agile techniques that meet our customers’ needs."
Jeremy Thompson-Hill, Chief Executive Officer of OpenBet, comments: “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.”