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Corporate Governance

The founder-led management team at Gambling.com Group has an extensive track record of delivering performance marketing results within the regulated online gambling industry. The Gambling.com Group board of directors brings a wealth of experience to the table to steer the future of the company. Below you’ll find more detail on Gambling.com Group leadership including details on corporate governance.

Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Charles Gillespie is our Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and a director, positions he has held since the Company’s inception in 2006, and Chairman of the board of directors since May 2024. Through his tenure, Mr. Gillespie has overseen the Company's operations across multiple jurisdictions including Europe and the United States. Under his leadership, the Company has prioritized technological investments and has completed numerous acquisitions to expand the breadth of the Company’s portfolio. He has built a reputation as a recognized leader and was named Sports Betting Community Leader of the Year in 2019. Mr. Gillespie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Entrepreneurship from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Kevin McCrystle is our Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, positions he has held since 2007, and a director since May 2024. Through his tenure, Mr. McCrystle has developed and implemented strategies for product, marketing, content, sales functions, and integration of key acquisitions. Since July 2016, he has served as a director of GDC Media Limited (Ireland), a subsidiary of the Company. In 2020, Mr. McCrystle relocated to our US headquarters in Charlotte to oversee the development of the North American market. Mr. McCrystle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chief Financial Officer

Elias Mark is our Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since 2016. Mr. Mark also served on the board of directors of Ampezzo Capital PCC Ltd, a technology and Internet focused private equity firm, where he was a founding partner and previously served as a member of the investment advisory team from January 2010 to December 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mark served as CFO at Whispr Group from March 2015 to December 2016, Mr. Mark also previously served as a director at Nöjesguiden from December 2013 to April 2016, at Highlight Media Group from February 2010 to September 2014 and at Web Guide Partner from September 2008 to January 2010. Mr. Mark began his career as Siguiente Capital AB, where he served as an Associate from June 2007 to September 2008. Mr. Mark holds a Master of Arts degree in Management from the University of St. Andrews and is an associate of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Senior Vice President, People

Ellen Monaghan is our Senior Vice President, People, a position she has held since September 2023. Ms. Monaghan has served in several positions since she joined the Company in December 2015, including Vice President, People since December 2020, Director of People Operations from December 2018 to December 2020, People Operations Manager from December 2017 to December 2018 and HR Business Partner from December 2015 to December 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Monaghan served as Manager—Office and Facilities Management of Openet from July 2012 to December 2015, and previously as Personal Assistant to CTO from March 2010 to August 2012. Ms. Monaghan also previously served as ICT Recruitment Consultant at RECRUITERS from April 2008 to March 2010. From April 2007 to April 2008, Ms. Monaghan served as a Banking & Finance Consultant at HRM. She has led the opening and expansion of our offices in Dublin, Malta and Charlotte through talent acquisition and management. Since 2015, Ms. Monaghan has served as a director of our subsidiary based in Dublin, GDC Media Limited (Ireland). Ms. Monaghan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Sociology from University College Dublin.

Executive Vice President, North America

Max Bichsel is our Executive Vice President, North America at Gambling.com Group, a position he has held since January 2024. Mr. Bichsel, who joined the Company in 2019, previously held positions as Vice President of our US business as well as Vice President, Sports for the Company. Currently, Mr. Bichsel is responsible for managing our North American business, which consists of a portfolio of over 30 websites, including RotoWire.com, Bookies.com and media partnerships the Company holds with Gannett Co. Inc. and McClatchy. Mr. Bichsel currently serves as Chair of the Responsible Gambling Affiliates Association (RGAA), a position he’s held since March 2024. Prior to joining Gambling.com Group, Mr. Bichsel was a Director at Kambi, where he helped build out a dominant position in the competitive sports betting supplier market. Preceding Kambi, Mr. Bichsel consulted for several global online sportsbooks in advance of the repeal of PASPA in the United States. Mr. Bichsel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Texas Christian University (TCU).

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Charles Gillespie is our Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and a director, positions he has held since the Company’s inception in 2006, and Chairman of the board of directors since May 2024. Through his tenure, Mr. Gillespie has overseen the Company's operations across multiple jurisdictions including Europe and the United States. Under his leadership, the Company has prioritized technological investments and has completed numerous acquisitions to expand the breadth of the Company’s portfolio. He has built a reputation as a recognized leader and was named Sports Betting Community Leader of the Year in 2019. Mr. Gillespie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Entrepreneurship from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Director

Kevin McCrystle is our Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, positions he has held since 2007, and a director since May 2024. Through his tenure, Mr. McCrystle has developed and implemented strategies for product, marketing, content, sales functions, and integration of key acquisitions. Since July 2016, he has served as a director of GDC Media Limited (Ireland), a subsidiary of the Company. In 2020, Mr. McCrystle relocated to our US headquarters in Charlotte to oversee the development of the North American market. Mr. McCrystle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Director

Michael Quartieri has served as a director since July 2022, and lead independent director since May 2024. Mr. Quartieri most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc., where he retired in June 2024. Mr. Quartieri had been Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of LiveOne, Inc. from November 2020 until December 2021. Prior to his tenure at LiveOne, Inc., Mr. Quartieri served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary at Scientific Games from November 2015 until June 2020. Prior to that Mr. Quartieri spent nine years with Las Vegas Sands Corp. in multiple roles ending as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Global Controller, and 13 years at Deloitte & Touche.  He earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Southern California and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Director

Susan Ball has served as a director since February 2018. Ms. Ball also currently serves as an advisor to FSB Technology Group, a B2B omnichannel sports betting provider, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ms. Ball previously served as a member of the board of directors at The Bannatyne Group, a premium U.K. health club and spa operator; Playtech Plc, a listed online global gaming software supplier; Kambi Group Plc, a listed sports betting technology provider, where she led the initial public offering in 2014; and Fig, a U.K. venture capital group. From January 2011 to June 2013, Ms. Ball served as Chief Financial Officer at MOO.com, a global online digital print business. Ms. Ball also served as Chief Financial Officer at Bookatable.com during 2010, and at Praesepe Plc, a U.K.-listed B2B gambling company from April 2007 to December 2009. From 2003 to 2008, Ms. Ball served as Chief Financial Officer at Kindred Group Plc (where she led the initial public offering of Unibet Group). Prior to this, Ms. Ball served at BrightVenture Enterprises from 2000 to 2003, a private investment vehicle which she founded, and as Finance Director of U.K.-listed Burnden Leisure Plc (formerly Mosaic Investments Plc) from 1991 to 1999. Ms. Ball began her career at Ernst & Young, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986. Ms. Ball holds a BA (Hons) in Accountancy from Birmingham University and has completed the London Business School Corporate Finance Programme.

Director

Fredrik Burvall has served as a director since December 2017. Mr. Burvall also currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors at M.O.B.A Network AB (Publ) and Cherry With Friends, and as a board member at at Movs Technology Group, Znipe Esport AB and Beyond Frames Entertainment (Plc). Mr. Burvall is also the Chief Executive Officer/Owner at The Networked Nation—tNN AB, where he has served in that role since May 2017. Mr. Burvall also previously served as Chairman of the Board of Speqta AB (Plc) and a board member of Aspire Global (Plc) and Enteractive Ltd. Mr. Burvall also served in several roles at Cherry AB, including as Strategic Advisor from March 2017 to July 2017, as Chief Executive Officer from May 2015 to February 2017, as Acting Chief Executive Officer from December 2014 to May 2015 and as Chief Financial Officer, Deputy CEO from September 2006 to March 2015. From February 2004 to September 2006, Mr. Burvall served as Manager of Business Control at Modern Times Group, Viasat AB. Mr. Burvall previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Ericsson Technology Licensing AB from 2001 to 2004, and he also worked in Business Control at Ericsson from January 1998 to January 2001. Mr. Burvall holds an MBA in Economics from Stockholm University and also holds a BA in Economics from Örebro University. 

Director

Pär Sundberg has served as a director since February 2018. Mr. Sundberg also currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors at Brand New Content, and as a board member at SNÖ of Sweden. Previously, Mr. Sundberg served as a member of the board of directors at G5 Entertainment AB, KOEN Media, AB Traction, Buzzador AB, IPS Förändringskompetens AB and Speqta AB (Plc). From July 2010 to September 2011, Mr. Sundberg served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Metronome Film & Television AB, a Film and Television production company with operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the U.S. From its inception in May 1996 to August 2009, Mr. Sundberg served as President and Chief Executive Officer of OTW, Sweden’s leading content marketing group of companies that he also co-founded. From January 2000 to November 2001, Mr. Sundberg served as a member of the board of directors of Stockholm News, a free daily newspaper that he co-founded. Previously, Mr. Sundberg served as a Reporter at Expressen from 1991 to 1996. Mr. Sundberg hold a M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Luleå University of Technology.

Director

Gregg Michaelson has served as a director since September 2019. Mr. Michaelson also currently serves as a member of the board of directors at Health Recovery Solutions, Ringmaster Technologies, Inc., Purple Lab, =and Wyng. Mr. Michaelson is a General Partner at Edison Partners, a Princeton, New Jersey based private equity firm, where he has served in that role since October 2021. He had previously served as a Partner since June 2015. From November 2011 to May 2015, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Linkwell Health, a healthcare consumer engagement company. From October 2001 to November 2011, Mr. Michaelson served as President and Chief Marketing Officer at Rodale, a global health and wellness content and performance marketing company. Mr. Michaelson served as Vice President, Marketing at American Family Enterprises, a Time Warner affiliate, from June 1996 to September 2001. Mr. Michaelson began his career at Reader’s Digest Association from August 1992 to April 1996, where he served in various marketing and financial roles. Mr. Michaelson holds an MBA in Finance from New York University—Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a BA from the University of Michigan.

Corporate Governance Guidelines & Committee Charters

Date Description Downloads
Sep 18, 2023 Corporate Governance Guidelines Download
Sep 18, 2023 Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter Download
Sep 18, 2023 Business Code of Ethics and Conduct Download
Sep 18, 2023 Audit Committee Charter Download
Sep 18, 2023 Compensation Committee Charter Download

Board and Committee Composition

name independent director Compensation Committee Nominating and
Corporate Governance Committee
Audit Committee
Charles Gillespie
Kevin McCrystle
Michael Quartieri LI
Susan Ball, FCA I
Fredrik Burvall I
Pär Sundberg I
Gregg Michaelson I
 I   = Independent Director
 LI   = Lead Independent Director
= Chairperson
= Member

Board Diversity

Gambling.com Group’s Board of Directors is committed to building a Board with diverse experiences, backgrounds and cultures and intends to add additional female and minority candidates. The Board believes that representation of gender, race, ethnic, geographic, cultural, LGBTQ+ or other diverse perspectives expands the Board’s understanding of the needs and viewpoints of our customers, partners, employees, governments and other stakeholders worldwide.

Below please find a diversity matrix pursuant to Nasdaq’s listing standards.

Board Diversity Matrix (As of Dec 31, 2023)

Board Size:
Total Number of Directors 7
Country of Principal Executive Offices Jersey
Foreign Private Issuer Yes
Disclosure Prohibited under Home Country Law No
Female Male Non-Binary Did Not Disclose Gender
Part I: Gender Identity
Directors 1 6 0 0
Part II: Demographic Background
Underrepresented Individual in Home Country Jurisdiction 0
LGBTQ+ 0
Did Not Disclose Demographic Background 0

Board Diversity Matrix (As of Aug 1, 2022)

Board Size:
Total Number of Directors 7
Country of Principal Executive Offices Jersey
Foreign Private Issuer Yes
Disclosure Prohibited under Home Country Law No
Female Male Non-Binary Did Not Disclose Gender
Part I: Gender Identity
Directors 1 6 0 0
Part II: Demographic Background
Underrepresented Individual in Home Country Jurisdiction 0
LGBTQ+ 0
Did Not Disclose Demographic Background 0