February 20, 2024 3 min read


Flutter Entertainment’s Singular Names Phil Garner Managing Director

The seasoned executive will replace George Shamugia who will remain with Singular while holding the role of chief architect

The international software company that is a part of the world’s leading gaming and sports betting operator Flutter Entertainment, Singular, announced an important senior-level appointment. The company revealed on Tuesday it selected Phil Garner for the role of managing director. In his new position with Singular, he is expected to play an instrumental role in its growth and expansion.

Joining Singular, Garner fills the position of George Shamugia, the company’s co-founder who used to hold the managing director role for more than 10 years. While Shamugia will no longer serve in the capacity of managing director, he will oversee the smooth transition of responsibilities to Garner. At the same time, Shamugia will remain a part of Singular and serve as its chief architect.

Currently, the company is renowned for its innovative and award-winning software solutions that power operators across the globe. Singular has a growing team of seasoned experts and remains dedicated to delivering software and solutions that stand out with reliability, scalability, flexibility and innovation. The company was acquired by Flutter back in 2021 and joined its international division.

The major focus will be to enable Singular to be part of the Flutter Edge and charge our capabilities in markets with high-growth potential.

Phil Garner, managing director at Singular

Sharing his excitement about the new role, Garner said that he will focus on spearheading the company’s growth and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. He thanked Shamugia for the dedication and success he brought to the company. “I’m glad we will continue working together as we pursue our vision and grasp the new opportunities that lie ahead for the team and the business,” said Garner in conclusion.

The Senior Executive Brings Extensive Experience

Darko Gacov, Singlular’s co-founder and director of operations, added that it is exciting to see Garner as the company’s new managing director. He welcomed Garner to the C-suite, acknowledging that he brings “extensive industry experience and profound understanding” of Singlular’s products, making him a perfect fit for the new role. Finally, Gacov predicted that the company will continue to deliver exceptional experiences for the brands it supports, guided by Garner.

Before joining Singular, Garner was a part of another Flutter-owned operator, PokerStars. During his tenure with the company, he held the role of senior director of infrastructure and platform services. His professional background includes more senior-level roles within Flutter Group, which enabled him to accumulate significant knowledge in payments, PAM and sports, among other gaming-related verticals.


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