MANAGEMENT TEAM

Daniel Simic

Chief Executive Officer - Global

Daniel is the founder and investor of several successful wagering and gaming businesses.  He has a passion for innovation, using technology to scale and exploring new markets. Daniel brings strong leadership skills and entrepreneurial drive to all the wagering businesses he has been involved with over the past 10 years and is determined to see PlayUp reach great success.

Dr. Laila Mintas

Chief Executive Officer - USA

Dr Laila Mintas is one of the world’s leading experts in online gaming and sports betting. Previously, she served as Deputy President at the multinational company, Sportradar (valued at US $2.4bn during her tenure). Dr Mintas is a winner of awards such as; Leaders in Sports 2018, SBJ Game Changer 2018 and the International Award for Women in the Gaming Industry 2018. Laila was named one of 25 executives to watch in 2019 by GBB, SBJ Power Player Sports Betting 2019 and Business Insider’s Leaders of the Sports Betting Industry 2019.

Paul Jeronimo

Chief Executive Officer - Australia

Paul has extensive public company experience with over 15 years in the online telecommunications, wagering and gaming sectors. Previously he held CFO and Company Secretarial roles at ASX listed companies Engin Limited (2004-2008), Mobile Embrace Limited (2009-2012) and the CFO/COO role at The BetMakers Limited (2016-2018).
Paul has also spent time in the UK as Finance Director and Company Secretary of telco start-up Globalgig (2012 to 2016). Paul brings unparalleled financial experience and valuable insight into publicly listed wagering companies.

James Waddell

Chief Operating Officer

James has extensive retail and online experience in both wagering and gaming (Casino). Previously James was the General Manager at Ubet, a subsidiary of Australia’s biggest wagering company, TAB, where he oversaw the day-to-day wagering activities including the management of the entire risk and trading operations.

Prashant Arora

Chief Financial Officer

Prashant is a highly experienced Chief Financial Officer with a history of working in the Fantasy Sports and Online Wagering arenas. Skilled in corporate compliance, he has played a key role opening up new markets and establishing international gaming entities. Prashant’s success is credited to his regulatory understanding, stringent financial management and controls.

Michael Costa

Chief Technology Officer - Global (Co-Founder)

Mic has spent over 10 years heading up the technology divisions of several online wagering and gaming businesses. After leading the development of wagering software at ASX listed ‘The BetMakers Limited’ , Mic founded what is now PlayUp with Daniel and oversees all aspects of the technical operations.