About Us

Sharp Gaming stems from a gaming division, formed by Degree 53, to create a high-end platform for the gambling industry worldwide. The project received £25 million investment from Fred Done, a businessman and the owner of the UK leading bookmaker, Betfred.

Meet the Management Team

Andrew Daniels

CEO

Andrew is a gambling industry veteran with over 16 years of experience working for businesses from startups to multinational PLCs, such as IGT.


In 2013, Andrew founded Degree 53, which, today, is the industry's leading digital company. Andrew grew Degree 53 from nothing to a business of 60 people and a turnover of £3.5million within five years.


Andrew uses his vast experience of technology, product and leadership to oversee Sharp Gaming's overall strategy and day-to-day operations.

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Andy Furnival Sharp Gaming

Andy Furnival

CTO

Andy is responsible for the technology strategy of the business and oversight of all of the technical teams, as well as providing support to the leadership team. He joined Sharp Gaming from the UK sports betting operator William Hill where he was Head of Technology.

Over the last seven years, Andy has led strategic projects, such as maintaining compliance and regulatory standards, as well as streamlining sportsbook platforms.

Robert Walter

Engineering Director

Robert has been developing digital solutions for the likes of Betfred, Co-op Bank, AstraZeneca, Ford, Everton FC and Sofology for more than 15 years.

He oversees all digital projects and is the go-to person for strategic and technical advice.

He has previously worked as head of development at Saatchi & Saatchi Health and Social Care Network.

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Rakesh Ghodke

Head Of Quality Assurance

Rakesh is responsible for the Sharp Gaming QA team and the business’ wider internal testing processes. Rakesh has more than 19 years’ experience in software testing and test management across a number of domains, such as Enterprise ERP, Data Warehousing, Aerospace & Defence, Service Life Cycle Management, Internet of Things, apps and websites.

He has hands-on experience in automation frameworks, building and managing offshore and customer facing teams. He has acquired certifications in areas, such as ITIL, DevOps, ISTQB Advanced Test Manager.

Lindsey Casey

Head Of Delivery

Lindsey joined Sharp Gaming from the digital retailer N Brown Group where she was Head Of Digital Delivery. With a keen focus on continuous improvement, she has over 15 years of agile delivery experience, working with both on and offshore teams and across many different technologies.


Lindsey leads the delivery team and is responsible for delivering the right product, in the right timescale, in the right way.

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Pete Willingham

Head of Engineering

Pete works closely with the development team members in the Technology department, providing support and overseeing projects. Pete has around 20 years of development experience, working on product development and building solutions for enterprise-level clients.

Nick Patching

Head of Change

With experience consulting on and delivering enterprise scale platform and business change, Nick ensures the Sharp Gaming platform is the best in the market and the best for our customer through his leadership of our skilled product team.

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