Betsul, Continent 8 Technologies, Fintech Australia: on the move

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Bringing in vital industry experience to enhance their services, Betsul, Continent 8 Technologies and Fintech Australia have each bolstered their teams this past week.


Betsul is aiming to boost its growth across Latin America with the hire of Fernando Garita as CEO.

Garita brings to Betsul plenty of knowledge about the Latin American and Asian markets and has most recently worked for Betcris as a Regional Director and as a Business Development Director.

He is also a member of the International Masters in Gaming Law and he studied at the University of Michigan, earning a certificate for managers in the digital transformation sector.

Commenting on Garita’s appointment, a Betsul statement read: “We are confident that their strategic vision and pursuit of excellence will help us remain at the forefront of the sector and provide exceptional services to our customers in various locations.

“With this new addition to the workforce, Betsul reaffirms its commitment to continuing to offer the best experience to its customers. Created in 2019, the company is the first bookmaker in Brazil to obtain the RA1000 seal from Reclame Aqui, in addition to offering a complete 24-hour support network.”

Continent 8 Technologies

Carl Bonner has been added to Continent 8 Technologies’ team as a Regional Sales Director.

Bonner will help roll out Continent 8’s solutions and services globally, as his role will involve managing the company’s multi-cloud strategy and growing its customer base in core regulated igaming markets such as the US.

Prior to his appointment, Bonner was a Senior Account Manager for Amazon Web Services for three and a half years, helping to co-found the company’s Betting & Gaming division to offer igaming brands with various AWS services. He has also held senior roles at the cloud-based enterprise software company Oracle.

“Joining Continent 8 allows me to share my passion for cloud-based solutions with operators and suppliers in the igaming industry, making them aware of the huge upsides they can unlock by utilising the cloud,” Bonner said on his appointment.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a respected business as Regional Sales Director and working with the wider team to not only meet but exceed our goals for growth.”

Brian B Koh, Chief Commercial Officer at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “I’d like to welcome Carl to our global sales team and look forward to benefitting from his unrivalled experience with supporting well-known brands in the igaming sector with cloud-based solutions.

“We are the go-to regulated cloud provider for the biggest operators and suppliers in the industry, and with Carl onboard, we will be able to better support existing customers and drive awareness of our solutions and services among those not already working with Continent 8.”

Fintech Australia

Fintech Australia has announced several executive board appointments as it seeks to represent the best interests of the country’s fintech and payments sector.

Four new members have been added, while movements have also taken place across the trade association’s board.

DAS (Digital Agriculture Services) Head of Growth Sarah Gorman has stepped into the role of Deputy Chair, while Birchal Chief Legal Officer & Director Kellie Morton, Change Financial Chief Product Officer Vinnie D’Alessandro, and Audacity Ventures Principal Brian Collins have also all taken on roles at Fintech Australia.

Elsewhere, Paypa Plane CEO and Co-Founder Simone Joyce will stand down as Chair of the association in 2024, handing over to an as-yet-unconfirmed new Chair. 

In addition, Monova CEO and Co-Founder Christian Westerlind Wigstrom has been appointed Treasurer, and Managing Director Marie Mortimer will leave the board.

Joyce commented: “It’s an honour to continue to serve as FinTech Australia’s chair as the sector continues to mature, evolve and meet the challenges of funding uncertainty and broader global economic headwinds.

“While membership continues to grow and FinTech Australia is engaging with its members in more ways than ever before, we decided that a transition period would be best instead of a straight handover.

“My key goal in this period is to ensure a smooth handover to a new Chair to pick up the reins and hit the ground running.”

Rehan D’Almeida, General Manager of FinTech Australia, stated: “We thank Marie and Oliver for their contributions to FinTech Australia. Our board is incredibly hands-on, in some ways acting as an extension of our team. 

“We’re grateful for all of their work and their continued guidance on our operations. Australian fintechs are punching above its weight globally, and we aim to continue representing and showcasing the innovation in the industry.”