gbet was founded in 1999. gbet has over 70 Project Delivery and Software Engineering staff, located primarily in Dublin, Ireland. gbet also have a wholly owned subsidiary, based in Timisoara, Romania.
Brian O'Sullivan Chairman
Brian holds a BE (Mechanical Engineering), University College, Dublin (1985) and an MBA from Boston College (1990). He worked as an engineer with GE from 1985 to 1988, was an executive with Bank of Boston from 1988 to 1990 and was Associate Director of DCC plc from 1990 to 1996. He has been a Director of International Investment and Underwriting (IIU) since 1996. His roles in IIU have included being CEO of gbet from 2002 to 2014, managing the $500m acquisition and redevelopment of the Sandy Lane resort in Barbados and managing the 2010 acquisition of 50% interest in Canouan Island Resort.
Donal Plunkett CEO
A founding member of gbet and formerly Chief Technology Officer, Donal is responsible for the management and operation of gbet's mission critical technology and systems, and the delivery of new and innovative technology to support gbet's Exchange and Broker network. Donal has over twenty years' experience in a variety of senior technology roles, specializing in high availability solutions for internet and online businesses. Donal holds an MBA from University College Dublin and a BSc from Dublin City University.
Niall O hEineachain CFO
Niall holds a B.Comm and M.Acc from University College Dublin. He subsequently joined PwC (1997- 2008) where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked as an Associate Director in the Corporate Finance division advising on fund raisings and M&A engagements. Niall joined International Investment and Underwriting (IIU) in 2008 where he manages a number of portfolio investments. He was appointed to gbet in March 2013.
Mark Sweetnam Director of Engineering
Mark holds a BA, BAI (first class honors) in Computer Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin (1984). He worked as a Consulting IT Architect with IBM from 1984 to 2003 where he designed high-throughput transactional systems for banking and securities customers internationally. He has been Director of Engineering with gbet since 2003 and was responsible for the design and implementation of gbet's proprietary technology platform.
Simon McCabe Director of Product Dev and Delivery
Simon holds a MSc (1st) in Applied Mathematics and Computing from University of Limerick (1992). Working as a member of an International Automation Tools group for Lotus/IBM took him to Silicon Valley in the mid 90's where he spent 7 years working for or consulting to IBM, Bank of American, Charles Schwab, McKesson and PG&E. Currently he is driving initiatives such as the adoption of DevOps principles, small/large redesign/refactoring works and Cloudification of our platform. Out of work his interests include music, cooking, travel and trekking.
Conall McSorley Business Development Director
Conall holds an LL.B (Hons) from Queens University, Belfast and subsequently trained as a barrister. Conall has worked in the on line betting industry for fifteen years after successfully launching and selling the sports marketing consultancy, Winlink. Conall has held Board level positions for operators and suppliers across sports and financial spread betting in both Europe and Asia. Conall joined gbet in February 2018 and his brief is to monetise the proprietary gbet technology stack through strategic partnerships.