GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 56 - July 2023

When and how did you get your start in the industry, and did you always want to work in iGaming? I started my iGaming career back in 2019 as an affiliate manager for a wellknown iGaming company. I was excited to join the industry, but I didn’t have any prior experience in it. However, I was eager to learn and work hard to make a difference. As an affiliate manager, my main responsibility was to manage the company’s partnerships with affiliate websites. I had to ensure that the affiliate websites were promoting our products in the best way possible and driving traffic to our site. I also had to negotiate deals with affiliate partners, analyze their performance and provide themwith marketing materials to use on their sites. I was fortunate to have a supportive and knowledgeable team that helped me grow in my role. Within two years, I was promoted to senior affiliate manager. It was a proud moment for me because it showed that my hard work and dedication paid off. To be honest, it was never my dream to work in the iGaming industry. It was a lucky chance that I got into the industry, and I am grateful for it. However, once I started working in the industry, I realized that it was an exciting and fast-paced industry with a lot of potential for growth and innovation. In February, you became the Head of Affiliates at Playfina Partners. How did this opportunity arise and what attracted you to the new position? While I wasn’t actively searching for a new job, I came to the realization that I was ready for growth and advancement in my career. It was during this time that I was presented with an opportunity that piqued my interest, and I decided to carefully consider it. After giving it some thought and weighing the pros and cons, I ultimately made the decision to leave my previous company and take on this new role. I’m happy to say that it’s been a positive change, as I’m now part of an exceptional team of professionals who are dedicated to their work and committed to supporting each other. What I appreciate most about my new position is the level of attention to detail that my colleagues bring to their work. From the planning and execution of 61 G P W A t i m e s . o r g