Chief Executive of Gambling.com Group, Charles Gillespie, was proud to be named Affiliate Leader of the Year at the SBC Awards 2019, in London on Tuesday night.
The award recognizes the work of outstanding leaders in the sports betting industry who have demonstrated professional growth, outstanding achievement and creativity in 2019.
Following the announcement, Gillespie said: “Leadership is simply all about people. It’s about recruiting the best staff, and surrounding yourself with the best mentors, the best investors, and the best partners. Get that right and the rest of it will come together.”
Leadership is crucial when breaking into a new market and Gillespie has worked tirelessly to position Gambling.com Group at the forefront in the U.S. while also managing to increase growth and strong performance in key European areas of the business.
Managing Director of SBC, Andrew McCarron, also said: “As Gambling.com Group continues its growth across the world, leadership across time zones is ever more important. Charles Gillespie is one of the most visible and hands on CEOs in the affiliate business, so it is pleasing to be able to recognize him in this way with a Leader of the Year award.”
2019 has been an exciting year for Gambling.com Group where the company grew as an organization from 24 to 120 employees, where Charles recruited a first-class executive team to help scale the organization. This has included the creation of a new U.S. Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina in addition to offices in Dublin, Ireland; Tampa, Florida and Malta.
Being named Affiliate Leader of the Year 2019 reaffirms Charles Gillespie as one of the most significant contributors to the international gaming industry and paves the way for his leadership to take Gambling.com Group to even greater heights in 2020.