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Steve Kirk

Steve Kirk.

Managing Consultant

I have a career spanning over 18 years recruitment experience, and I am now entering my 10th year with Pentasia.

As the longest serving member of our recruitment teams globally, I have brought a wealth of industry knowledge to all facets of our customers businesses across iGaming, Sports Betting, Casino/Slots and Lottery.

I support our Executive Search Business, delivering C-Suite and Head of positions globally whilst also managing our Game Development teams, focused on Senior Game Design, Mathematical and Art positions for Studios and Providers across Europe.

Outside of work, I am a proud father of 2 boys, and enjoy travelling with family and friends as much as I can.

Latest Steve Kirk Jobs.

VP Sportsbook (Product)

Posted 29 days ago
  • Very attractive & competitive package

The VP of Sports – Product will lead our clients sports product and will play an integral role in ensuring its success. This critical function reports directly into the CPO and will liaise closely with other senior leaders across the business within commercial, product and technology.  The VP of Sports - Product is responsible for the end-to-end sports product and product strategy including the front end, server and trading platform. Key Responsibilities:   Lead the sports book vertical product teams Lead the sportsbook product strategy with a focus on gap analysis, innovation and fulfilling client and customer needs Prioritize work queues efficiently and accurately, with overall responsibility for creating and maintaining our central roadmap for all product features and development Directly manage the core product teams (server, frontend and trading platform). Liaise closely with the VP of Sports Commercial & Operations and the COO to ensure our sportsbook offering is competitive and product features are developed in line with commercial requirements & priorities.  Closely monitor product KPI’s and performance and suggest improvements and initiatives to drive the product forward. Work closely with the commercial teams when onboarding customers and taking on customer requests Ensure that the product specs coming from your team are clear, comprehensive and accurate Liaise with compliance to ensure the product is adapted and long term adaptable for specific regulatory requirements in licensed jurisdictions. Liaise with the Marketing teams to ensure that the Pragmatic Play Sports Book is optimally presented and marketed. Key skills:  In-depth understanding of sportsbook products, sportsbook KPI’s and success factors: You have experience in similar roles and understand the drivers that create a successful sportsbook. You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and can operate both on a strategic as well as on an operational level. Strong leadership, communication, and people skills: You will lead a large and expanding team and excellent leadership skills are a must. The role requires interaction with various teams across the company and for you to communicate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders. Great prioritization and road mapping skills: You’re confident in preparing roadmaps with the right items in the right order. You have strong analytical skills and can work effectively in Excel, Monday, Miro or other road mapping and product development tools. Working to the highest standards, even under pressure: You’re ambitious, hold yourself to high standards and thrive in a dynamic, high-energy environment. You take ownership and responsibility and pride yourself on delivering high quality work. Pragmatism & Flexibility: You are comfortable with uncertainty and can adapt to changing priorities, client needs and market conditions. You are able to distinguish between high priority and low priority items and are able to focus your efforts accordingly.  Passion for sports-betting: You are passionate about sports-betting and want to be part of a winning team

Senior 2D Slots Artist

Posted 30 days ago
  • Attractive

Role and Responsibilities Provide art assets in proper quality and resolution, according to game production requirements Provide art assets in time and according to set deadlines, present work on different stages of production Provide quantity of work that meets expectations according to briefing Provide art assets corresponding to brief/feedback Able to work with different art styles and approaches Provide technically support to members of the art team Asset preparation for animation work Deep understanding of technical side of production process, communication Essential experience and skills Experience of work in Slot games production 2+ years Fine ART Hand drawing Character design Assets preparation/optimization for Animation Experienced working with Wacom tablets English - Advanced Desirable qualifications High Art degree (Art Academy, Art Institute) Blender/Zbrush Personal qualities and behavioural traits Essential qualities or behaviours Organization of work efficiently and effectively Good attitude towards work and fellow staff members Team player Ability to learn depending on work assignments Reliability in following through on assignments and instructions

MD of Online

Posted 77 days ago
  • Malta
  • Attractive & competitive package

This role is accountable for the execution of  strategy for online casino, and the omni channel business upon regulation.  This role will play a leading role in delivering the overall strategy for the Group to become a leading multi-channel gambling operator. Success requires building and driving the long-term growth of the online business and be responsible for the digitally driven profitability for the online casino. Responsibility for the Digital  brand profitability including the setting of budgets, forecasts, the delivery of profit targets and all supporting metrics including Annual Operating Plan and qualitative KPI’s. As well as, championing our interests at the most senior level of key internal and external partners, current and potential, across platforms, content, etc. Working collaboratively with the Retail Leadership Team to give customers a seamless multi-channel experience and to optimise cross-channel play. Work closely with Retail brand owner(s) to develop a multi-channel strategy for the brand and deliver on initiatives/commitments to develop both the online and offline channels. Qualifications & Experiences Postgraduate qualification in Business management or business administration OR a minimum of +5 years’ experience in an online start up or Casino Gaming Management role developing and implementing performance management strategies Knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and policies that govern the gaming industry. A track record of successful financial management, with focus on EBITDA and comprehension of key financial and operational indicators with ability to articulate at all levels. Ability to communicate and relate to all levels of the organization (e.g., external stakeholders, members of the senior management team, new employees, vendors, and more), leaving little to no room for misinterpretation or misguidance. Well-developed conflict resolution and dispute management skills – develops new approaches or solutions to problems Inherent business acumen, problem-solving skills, and ability to collaborate with all members of the leadership team. International business experience Online casino P&L experience Can demonstrate the leadership of an online business through growth and transition phases Successful applicants will receive a more detailed job description.