Global B2B sports betting & iGaming supplier FSB has announced the appointment of Michaela Bonomini as the new chief people officer of the company. In her new role, she will lead FSB’s HR function across its global regions and strategise people-centric initiatives to ensure high employee retention rates.
The leadership move comes at a time when many companies are laying off employees and freezing hiring due to fear of inflation and retention. Amid the chaos, the FSB has taken a call to onboard Bonomini to kickstart its hiring and retention growth.
Earlier, Bonomini was the head of HR at FTSE 100 company GVC. She then led the restructuring and people transformation initiatives. Bonomini also managed the transition of employees, post the successful acquisition of Bwin Party in 2016.
Dave McDowell, CEO of FSB, said, “Michaela is another outstanding hire into our growing, global executive team. Building a structure around our internal culture and employee benefit programme has been a key priority of ours and as our employee numbers continue to grow globally, it was clear we needed to recruit a significant industry figure to enable us to execute this across our regions with skill, experience and understanding.”
He also added that Michaela’s top-of-the-market experience at GVC meant that she was the clear choice to fill the executive role and FSB is thrilled to have her on board.
Bonomini becomes the third former GVC leader to join the firm after earlier appointments of global delivery director Ken Paterson and former CTO Keith Laidlaw as a key board member.
Bonomini said, “FSB’s growth into a Tier 1 global supplier over the last 18 months has been hugely impressive and I’m passionate about playing a key role in this continuing growth journey. My job now is to work closely with our people across the regions and put dynamic practices in place to make sure FSB continues to attract, develop and retain top talent.”