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Racing Post owner Spotlight Sports Group has hired Rob Lee, former director of gaming technology at Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG), as its new senior vice president (SVP) of technology.

According to Spotlight, Lee will be responsible for rapidly expanding the firm’s senior tech team in order to deliver increasingly ambitious technology across the B2B and B2C sectors in both Europe and the US.

Having recently signed a content partnership with Spanish-language sports publisher Diario AS, in addition to Spotlight’s flagship assets Racing Post and Pickswise, the business said Lee’s experience will continue to heighten the level of quality its team can deliver to customers.

Lee is thought to have played a pivotal role in SBG’s growth over the last five years. He joined the business in 2016 from the BBC as head of gaming operations before being promoted to head of technology and then director of gaming technology.

Prior to that, he held tech-focused positions with telecom company Energis and design research agency Rattle.

“We’re constantly looking to push the boundaries with our technology and Rob adds huge industry knowledge, experience and ideas to our team,” said Nikos Kryvossidis, CTO of Spotlight Sports Group. 

“Rob will begin overseeing all engineering activity across the business with a focus on ensuring that levels of performance are consistently high. He will establish a best practice that is shared across teams, both internal and external, with the goal of creating a world-class engineering function across the group.”

Lee commented: “Spotlight Sports Group has a history of producing top-class technology. Having transformed the business in recent years from a print to digital-first business, it’s an exciting time to join the team.

“We have some huge projects to deliver on in the short and long-term, as well as an exciting, ambitious team to work with. On both sides of the Atlantic, our products are industry-leading and I’m looking forward to getting involved,” he concluded.