Our team

Anton Kaszubowski

Founder & Managing Director

Anton has been involved in the betting and gaming sector for over 20 years, and started his career in investment banking with JP Morgan and BancBoston. Since then he has built a wealth of experience holding senior management positions for companies such as FUN Technologies Plc (he managed multiple rounds of fundraising and the $500m sale to Liberty Media), and Stanleybet International (served on the management board). 

Anton has direct entrepreneurial experience building Pitch Gaming (sold to Netplay TV), founding Novia Fund (invests in growth opportunities in the international gaming sector), and investing in emerging technology businesses XR Games (eSports betting), Askott Entertainment (acquired by FansUnite), and Mercurius (AI technology applied to sports betting).

Anton has advised on strategy M&A, and market entry for companies such as IGT, William Hill, Novomatic, SIS, and VC / investor groups on betting and gaming projects.

Anton holds Masters degrees from both Oxford University and CASS Business School. He enjoys walking his dog and watching Charlton Athletic.

Rasmus Sojmark

Founder & Chairman

Rasmus (Ras) has been involved in the betting and gaming industry for 20 years, and is known as one of the most distinguished networkers and business facilitators in the sector.

In 2009, he founded SBC (a highly successful events, news and media business) and Oddslife.com (a b2b provider of prediction games) and has since founded Sport Global Group and EsportsInsider.com.

He holds a Masters Degree in International Marketing, with a dissertation that researched and analysed both online and land based sports betting behaviour.
His work was later presented and published in academic books at Aalborg University. He supports Chelsea and AC Milan, loves spending time with his family, and enjoys Flat White and Double Espressos as part of a hard working attitude towards business success.

Quirino Mancini

Founder & Business Development Director

For more than 20 years, Quirino has been one of the leading Italian gaming law specialists, next to being the Executive Vice-President and fellow member of the Leadership Committee of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).

In 2016, he became the global head of gaming and gambling at Tonucci & Partners (www.tonucci.com), a Top-Ten Italian general practice firm. In addition he provides bespoke matchmaking and business advice services such as devising the most effective regulated/unregulated market entry strategy, facilitating dealings with the local regulatory authorities and banks as well as scouting and suitability checks on potential business  partners. 

Quirino is co-founder and senior editor of www.gaminglaw.eu, a pan-European information and commentary portal aimed at the gaming industry, and he acts for Italian and mostly foreign online and land-based operators advising them on legal, licensing, regulatory issues and day-to-day compliance.

Quirino holds a law degree attained at “La Sapienza” Rome University. He is fluent in Italian, English and French. Quirino is passionate about mountains and an avid collector of Rugby Union jerseys.

David Knight

Chief Operating Officer

David has worked in strategy and business development for the media and technology industries for over 20 years and is currently the Group Chief Operating Officer for the Sport Global group including SBC, Esports Insider and affiliated company Oddslife. He has been involved in the gaming industry since becoming an advisor to Oddslife in 2013.

David began his career with the Boston Consulting Group in Los Angeles, working with media and technology companies on the US west coast. He went on to work in strategy and business development for Disney and NBCUniversal, negotiating deals to drive the transition to digital distribution. Upon moving to London, David joined Arts Alliance Media as VP of Business Development and Strategy, scaling up the business into a leader in digital cinema software. Throughout his career, David has worked on business strategy, as well as negotiating complex commercial arrangements, joint ventures and M&A.

David holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Masters in electrical engineering from UCLA. Having grown up in Canada, he remains an avid ice hockey fan loyal to his hometown Edmonton Oilers.

Andrew McCarron

Media Director

Andrew has worked in the gambling industry since 1994, initially working for a Manchester bookmaker before starting to report on the industry in 1998. Andrew has covered most sectors of the industry, having reported for Coinslot International, Euroslot Worldwide, Casino International, Park World, International Casino Review, Totally Gaming and Coinslot Review. He was also the launch editor for Betting Business International (now iGaming Times) where he covered the sports betting sector for over a decade. 

In 2014 he joined Rasmus Sojmark at SBC as Managing Director and together built a global media and events business for the gambling industry, consisting of 10 media brands, five global conferences and 10 digital conferences.

Hailing from Manchester in the North of England, Andrew holds a BA (Hons) in Journalism and enjoys being noisy at sporting events. 

Michael Mandl

Chief Growth Officer

Michael Mandl has over 20 years experience in events and has held numerous senior executive positions around the world with Reed Exhibitions, specifically Group Vice President of the US business, CEO of Reed Exhibitions (India), Director of Business Development in Germany and most recently Chief Operating Officer for Reed Exhibitions in Brazil and Mexico (LATAM)

Nick Hill

Compliance & Responsible Gaming Partner

Nick Hill is a seasoned iGaming professional with over 20+ years of experience, including as Chief Commercial Officer at gaming operator and platform provider EveryMatrix. Nick has singular insight into the needs of the gaming industry and an ability to anticipate emerging trends as a result of his work on the development and launch of the first fully automated sportsbook; unique processing products; and content aggregation platforms making use of innovative technologies.

Nick has used these insights to identify the specific issues of the iGaming industry that can be solved using blockchain technology, DLT, AI & machine learning. As the CEO of PremierChain, Nick has successfully introduced these technologies technology to industry participants to  address supply chain management (SCM), responsible gaming (RG), Cashless Casino, anti-money laundering (AML),, know your customer/business (KYC/B) guidelines, source of funds identification as well as Player Protection initiatives.

George Harborne

Director, SBC Sponsorship

George Harborne, who has over a decade of professional experience working in the sports industry, joined SBC from Yellow Sports Marketing, where he served as Director. The newly-appointed Director of SBC Sponsorship had previously held senior roles at the professional rugby league club Salford Red Devils (Commercial Director), the international sports marketing agency SPORTFIVE (Senior Manager – Betting Category), Ashton Villa Football Club (Head of Partner Acquisition and Partner Services), West Bromwich Albion Football Club (Head of Partnerships and Interim Head of Sales) and Derby County Foodball Club (Senior Partnership Sales Executive).

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