Superbet Group appoints Jimmy Maymann as Chief Executive Officer

By | November 20, 2023
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Johnny Hartnett, CEO, will be stepping down from his position and moving to its Board as Non-executive Director effective 15 January 2024.

Jimmy Maymann, Deputy Chairman of Superbet, will succeed Johnny as CEO effective 15 January 2024. Jimmy brings extensive senior and board-level leadership experience, combined with a proven track-record as an innovator and entrepreneur specializing in the creation, development, and transformation of companies across the technology & media sectors, digital services, telecoms, and NGOs. ​

As a seasoned tech investor, Jimmy has played a pivotal role in the creation and growth journeys of more than 10 companies, whilst also being involved in several of their successful exits, with one of the most relevant examples being the online video distribution platform GoViral, which he co-founded and was later sold to AOL in 2011.​

Jimmy previously served as Executive VP of AOL’s portfolio of content brands, reaching a global audience of 499 million unique visitors every month. Prior to this, he was the CEO of The Huffington Post, being responsible for designing and executing on an international expansion strategy that saw the establishment of editions in 15 international markets and which helped fuel its audience growth from 35 million to around 210 million unique visitors each month. ​

“Superbet has tremendous potential in terms of business scalability and expansion into international markets, all within a solid framework of trust between the Group, its customers and market stakeholders. The progressive thinking of the leadership team is a testament to this highly talented and visionary group. ​

I am delighted to take on the role of CEO and offer my expertise and passion, closely working with Superbet’s Board to accomplish the company’s goal of becoming a global leader in the tech and entertainment industry, while fostering an exemplary environment of responsible gaming. I look forward to building on the great work done to date and leading the team in its next phase of growth.”​

Jimmy Maymann, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Incoming CEO, Superbet Group. ​

“Jimmy Maymann has an impressive background, which seamlessly blends successful entrepreneurial endeavors with significant experience of creating global scale. As such, he is a perfect fit for the mindset and next stage of growth and scaling for Superbet. 

We are confident that Jimmy will have a strong positive impact on the Group’s strategy and business model, while working together with the team to realize the growth opportunity for Superbet.” ​

Hans Holger-Albrecht, Chairman of the Board, Superbet Group.​

“The last five years have been the ride of a lifetime. I’d like to thank Sacha and the Dragic family for the opportunity they gave me and the unwavering trust, support, guidance, and friendship over my five-year tenure. I took over a business with an incredible foundation to work from and hopefully the building blocks we’ve put on top of that will set the business up well for the next phase of its growth.

Thank you to all my colleagues who worked with me during that time. I’m immensely proud of all we’ve done together and look forward to continuing to support you all from a different seat on the bus. ​

Superbet is very fortunate to have someone of Jimmy Maymann’s experience, capability, and leadership to take over as CEO. I look forward to ensuring a seamless transition with Jimmy and to continued commitment to the Superbet journey in my next role on the Board of Directors.” ​

Johnny Hartnett, CEO, Superbet Group. ​

“I am grateful to Johnny for his tremendous impact on Superbet’s growth and performance over the last five years and I am delighted he will take up a new role on the Board. He leaves a great team ready to further scale and continue our journey of growth.

Furthermore, I am delighted with Jimmy’s appointment, as he brings enormous leadership and remarkable experience to continue and accelerate our growth through our people. Having Jimmy as CEO is a clear statement that we are continuing to build and develop a long-term strategy of global expansion. ​I look forward to continuing to work with both Jimmy and Johnny in their new capacities, as we bring Superbet on its next chapter of growth.​”

Sacha Dragic, Founder and Board Member, Superbet Group. ​


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