Dave McDowell pays tribute to staff as he joins FSB board

Dec 2022

Outgoing FSB CEO, David McDowell, pays tribute to staff as he steps up to board level after 15 years of service.

“After 15 amazing years, I am stepping back from the CEO role at FSB on December 19th, 2022 and joining the FSB Board of Directors.

After leading this award-winning business from inception through multiple funding rounds, a private-equity sale, multiple UK Gambling Commission audits, a global pandemic, and the latest Nevada licensing process, it is time for me to move on and to take on new career challenges and investment opportunities.

Please be assured that I will continue to actively support the business and management team, both as a non-executive director and as a shareholder, and I look forward to celebrating FSB’s many future successes with you all.

As a co-founder, I will always have a place in my heart for FSB and I am proud of what we have achieved together. Starting with an initial vision that live data could be used to revolutionise sports betting software, we have gone on to build a global B2B business that has pioneered the SaaS business model for sports betting services – attracting Tier 1 customers, and now managing clients and operations across five continents. We have built a business with double digit revenue growth, which handles multiple billions in turnover for our customers annually. Along the way we have won multiple industry awards and made the TechTrack100 list of fastest growing companies.

I am extremely proud to have played a role in creating employment opportunities for hundreds of people across FSB, our customers and suppliers, and I wish all our employees, contractors and consultants every success in your personal careers. I have learned a great deal from you all and have made some friends for life along the way.”