Innovation and creativity drive technology company, leveraging industry skills of SharedPlay’s new female-led team
SharedPlay, an innovative B2B SaaS provider for the real money gaming industry, today announced the strategic hire of Cristina Turbatu as its new Chief Technology Officer. With the hire, SharedPlay boasts a full C-suite of female executives dedicated to innovation and creative, groundbreaking products.
Turbatu joins SharedPlay after five-plus years as Head of Innovation Labs and Marketplace for industry-giant Playtech, where she also held the positions of team lead, software architect, and senior software developer. Until recently, she also served as Managing Director for Girls in Tech Gibraltar, which is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes diversity and inclusion and holds several annual events to help even out the technology gender gap.
“Cristina’s professional capabilities stand out with her impressive track record and experience developing some of the most innovative products on the market, said SharedPlay Founder & CEO Karolina Pelc. “I honestly could not have hoped for a better fit in this role. She brings a first-class, advanced tech skillset and is tailor-made for our company. Her passion for growing the paradigm for women in technology perfectly aligns with my vision. I am excited to explore initiatives and growth with Cristina as our team moves forward.”
“I am looking forward to working with Karolina and the executive team to build and deliver an innovative new technology platform to the industry,” said Turbatu. “I am excited to leverage my prior experience in pushing the envelope and building disruptive technology and focus it on this project. Karolina’s vision on the company, product, and culture is inspiring and I am honoured to be part of it.”
Pelc and Turbatu are both strong advocates for women in technology, as is Jacqui Gatt, who also recently came on board as Chief Operating Officer. Turbatu and Gatt are joining SharedPlay at a crucial time, as it plans to scale up its fully remote development team. The company is entering an exciting, technologically complex phase of its platform build.
SharedPlay is also announcing that Krzysztof Opalka is its Founder Advisor. Previously, Opalka was CTO and CPO of Yggdrasil, a leading game content provider. He brings experience in a variety of technology roles, including in mobile and social gaming for King, the creator of the iconic Candy Crush game.
SharedPlay is backed by an investment arm of leading industry operator LeoVegas and other strategic investors. The company’s goal is to provide an innovative multiplayer gaming experience, enabling remote players to play together and interact through a variety of social feature options.
For more information, visit sharedplay.io.
Afternoon networking event for Women in Gaming – Amsterdam
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