04 February 2020

OKTO strengthens commercial team with two new management appointments

OKTO Group, the financial technology provider specialising in digital payment and player engagement applications, has expanded its commercial talent with the recruitment of Ignacio García del Frade and Dimitar Shopov in key company roles.

García del Frade has come on board as Country Manager Spain to lead the company’s Spanish operations and help build its client portfolio in the local market. Shopov, OKTO’s new Business Development Manager, will be responsible for driving the commercial strategy and securing key partnerships in the gaming, retail and financial industries.

Frade joins OKTO from Win Systems, where he successfully accomplished the first installation of Wigos casino management system at several Spanish operators as Business Development Manager. His broad experience and network of contacts in the local gaming industry will be instrumental to accelerating OKTO’s growth in the country.

Shopov also brings a broad range of experience to the new role, having proved his project management skills as Partner Manager at Edentix, as well as a Sales Director for payment and technology companies including Cashflows, Skrill and IBM.

Simon Dorsen, Director of Gaming at OKTO, said: “The talent we have in our company continues to grow and it is fantastic to see our team expand internationally with individuals that we know will play a major part in OKTO’s journey.

 “Ignacio and Dimitar both bring valuable knowledge, skills and expertise to their respective roles and we are positive they will continue to drive our commercial success and business growth.”

 Ignacio García del Frade, Country Manager Spain, said: “I am delighted to be joining the OKTO team at such a pivotal point in its journey and am looking forward to delivering results in the Spanish market. “Its suite of payment applications for the betting and gaming sector will deliver real value for operators in terms of building customer acquisition and retention, and I believe its business in Spain will go from strength to strength.

 Dimitar Shopov, Business Development Manager, said: “I have been incredibly impressed not only with OKTO’s fast and seamless mobile payment technology but also with its value-added services that will significantly enhance the customer experience both in online and retail environments.

 “I’m excited to be working with my new talent colleagues to help drive the business forward and cement its position as the go-to mobile payment provider for gaming.”

 OKTO is set to attend ICE London 2020 to showcase its industry-leading payment solutions for gaming.

Taking place from the 4 – 6th February at London’s ExCel Centre, OKTO will be demonstrating how its product range directly boosts player engagement and retention rates whilst facilitating smooth payments across multiple gaming channels.

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