October 3, 2020 2 min read


Pronet Appoints Mark Schmidt to Lead African Expansion

Mark Schmidt will be spearheading the commercial market development by Pronet Gaming in the African region. According to Pronet Gaming Chief Sales Officer Colin McDonagh, Schmidt will take the company to the next level of success in the region.

Pronet Gaming’s New Director of Sales for Africa Is Mark Schmidt

The next-generation platform delivering gaming experience of the future, Pronet Gaming has announced that Mark Schmidt will be the company’s Director of Sales for Africa. The main responsibilities of Schmidt in his new position will be the development of the commercial market in this region. With this move, Pronet Gaming is looking to increase its presence in the African region. Furthermore, the company is after accelerating the offering of its comprehensive omnichannel platform to new markets.

Pronet Gaming is quickly making a name for itself across Africa with a local approach to doing business and products that meet the nuanced needs of individual markets,”

said Schmidt

The sports betting industry heavyweight Schmidt has more than 11 years’ experience in the African region. For the last three and a half years, he was leading the business development for the Middle East and Africa at IMG Arena. Before that Schmidt spearheaded Sportradar as a sales manager for more than 3.5 years in the African region. According to his CV, he was also sports betting manager for 4 years at Hollywood Bets. Schmidt’s significant experience of working with African betting markets will undoubtedly help him on his new journey with Pronet Gaming.

Pronet’s Management Welcomes Schmidt

Pronet Gaming Chief Sales Officer, Colin McDonagh said that he is delighted to have Schmidt as the company’s new Director of Sales for Africa. He added that undoubtedly Schmidt will take the company to the next level of success in the region. McDonagh outlined that Schmidt holds a wealth of local industry expertise and has created a reputable professional profile over the last 10 years in the industry.

Pronet Chief Commercial Officer, Bobby Longhurst also shared his positive feelings towards Schmidt’s new position. He outlined that it is fantastic to have Schmidt at the helm of the company’s regional expansion on the growing market in Africa. Longhurst added: “Having people on the ground is extremely important in these markets and with his track record of growing businesses in the region I’m confident he’ll play an incremental part in our future.

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