iGaming success prompts Mediterranean office launch for recruiter

Leeds-based international executive search and selection business, Clear Edge, has opened an office in Malta to further enable its growth within the iGaming sector.

The company chose Malta as it is a global iGaming hotspot and where several of its clients in the sector are located. These include Evolution Gaming, Merkur Sportwetten, PressEnter and Hero Gaming.

Over the last three years, Clear Edge’s revenues from its iGaming division have grown almost 170%.

According to KPMG Malta, there are more than 300 iGaming companies located in the country employing over 8,000 professionals. The sector now contributes more than 10% of Malta’s overall gross domestic product (GDP).

Clear Edge’s iGaming division is focused on placing candidates ranging from middle management to C-suite into both business-to-business providers and business-to-consumer operators.

This comprises a mix of roles and functions across online sports betting, casino, lottery, poker or any other gaming vertical markets.

The company’s Malta office is in the Savoy Gardens in the town of Gżira which is close to many iGaming companies.

Clear Edge has two consultants operating in Malta, Luke Imeson and Dan Bowler, who are supported by director and head of iGaming, Terry Batty.

Batty said: “The success of our iGaming division has exceeded expectations. The opening of our Malta office demonstrates our commitment to further supporting our clients and candidates in the country and is a key part of our continued growth strategy.

“We are already on the lookout for more consultants to join Luke and Dan in our Malta office and are confident about expanding the scope and reach of our operations now that we are open for business.”

Clear Edge was founded in 2011 and employs 25 people. In addition to iGaming, the company also operates in the consumer goods and technology sectors.

Tom Fox, director, added: “We are experiencing ongoing growth across all aspects of our business and have planned to double our headcount within the next three years.

“These are exciting times at Clear Edge. We are confident our approach of building long-term relationships that sees us become an extension of our clients’ businesses will drive our continued success.”

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