Bede Gaming has announced the appointment as managing director of Alex Butcher. In a statement Wednesday the company said that Butcher brings a wealth of executive experience and a proven track record of scaling software businesses to the company.
Butcher assumes control of the leadership team at Bede and is charged with the development and growth of the business and its people. At the heart of his strategy is cultivating an open culture and using Bede’s values to drive innovation.
The change at the top of Bede has come about as co-founders Michael Brady and Dan Smyth take on more strategic roles at board level following the sale of Intellectual Property & Software Ltd and Rocket X (formerly known as Rocket 9).
Michael Brady said, “We’re absolutely delighted that Alex has accepted this position. His laser-like focus and experience in the industry make him the ideal person for the role. We are confident that he will lead Bede into its next stage of growth with clarity and integrity. We are looking forward to working closely with him to ensure Bede’s global transformation.”
Butcher is also a founder of Bede and was previously the company’s CTO. He brings a new aspect to the role of MD, prioritising software security as paramount to Bede’s future success. He is also a strong advocate of responsible gaming and aims to ensure these principals run through all aspects of Bede’s technology, values and culture.
“Bede’s initial growth phase, where we built the team into a 160 strong workforce and conducted the largest migration in the history of the industry, has provided a firm foundation for growth,” Butcher said. “Our products and team are tried and tested, forging great potential for expansion into new markets. My primary concern will be to ensure we preserve the fantastic culture that lies at the heart of what makes Bede unique.”