The Unit Welcomes Industry Veterans Andy Clerkson and Rob Egan to Its Team
The Unit, a company renowned for its exceptional product development and digital marketing services in the sports betting and igaming industry, has recently welcomed two seasoned professionals to its team. Andy Clerkson, formerly of FOX Bet, The Stars Group and William Hill, and Rob Egan, who previously worked for Bally’s Interactive and SportCaller, have joined the team as Strategic Advisor and Business Development Director, respectively.
Clerkson brings with him a wealth of industry experience, having founded the highly regarded digital creative agency Grand Parade in 2007. He was later involved in the establishment of FOX Bet in the USA in partnership with The Stars Group and FOX Sports. Clerkson is also a former Chairman of SportCaller, a provider of free-to-play sports games, and currently serves as a Partner at Tekkorp Capital, a leading investment and advisory firm.
Egan, on the other hand, was recently the Head of Free-to-Play North America for Bally’s Interactive and previously served as Business Development Director at SportCaller, where he worked alongside Clerkson.
These notable appointments further solidify The Unit’s position as a top-tier service provider for the sports betting and igaming sector globally over the past five years. The team specializes in product development across several industry domains, including Sports, Casino, Free to Play, and Gamification Platforms.
With a growing list of partners such as Low6, 10star, and PlayStar Casino, The Unit’s focus on creating world-class products that are scalable and efficient sets it apart in core competencies such as product development, innovation, and MarTech integration. Additionally, Clerkson’s reunion with The Unit’s Co-Founder, Paddy Casey, who previously worked for him at Grand Parade, brings together a team of experts with extensive knowledge in the betting and gaming industry.
Paddy Casey, Co-Founder of The Unit said, “I am thrilled to add two such senior and successful industry executives to our team. Andy built a terrific business in exactly the space The Unit is in and I had the good fortune to work with him there at Grand Parade and witness the incredible growth. Rob was instrumental in building SportCaller, the most successful free-to-play gaming company in the industry. Both have worked with global operators for many years , and I’m certain their eclectic know-how will allow us to continue to be industry leaders in product, both innovation and development, as well as MarTech, as we grow our worldwide footprint into new territories.”
Andy Clerkson, Strategic Advisor at The Unit commented, “It’s a pleasure to link up with both Paddy and Rob again; we’ve had some brilliant successes together over the years. The Unit is an exciting proposition. Ever since Grand Parade was consumed by William Hill, there has been a lack of resource for specialist sports betting and igaming design and development, with front and backend disciplines, all available in teams of anything from 4 to 40. Our industry knows that there’s a steep learning curve when it comes to building sports betting and gaming products, alongside working with large platforms. The Unit has the product smarts and the developer heft. I am relishing the chance to help Paddy and Rob scale this business up.”
Rob Egan, Business Development Director at The Unit added, “With any supplier, it’s important to have a strong and experienced team to deliver quality products at scale, on time and add value. The Unit have that team and have been offering some of the best software in the gaming space, so this was an opportunity I could not turn down. They’ve already built up a strong track record over the past five years of operation and are the best-kept secret in the space, to my mind. Of course, I now look forward to changing that in my biz dev capacity, helping The Unit on their way to sustained growth.”