Stapleton Capital

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KEY PEOPLE

RODGER SARGENT

Rodger Sargent has been the founder and finance director of a number of quoted and private companies over the past twenty years, including Sports Internet Group plc, Bigblu Broadband plc, Audioboom Group Plc and Blockchain Worldwide plc. He previously ran the family office of Betfair founder, Andrew Black. He qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC, London in 1996

JON HALE

Jon Hale has been chief financial officer of 32Red plc, the AIM listed Gibraltar-based online gaming company, since 2006. As chief financial officer, Jon has been instrumental in several corporate transactions including the sale of the Betdirect sports betting business to Stan James in 2007 and the acquisition of the Roxy Palace online casino business in 2015. In February 2017, Kindred Group Plc made an Offer to acquire the entire share capital of 32Red Plc for £176m and the takeover completed on 5 June 2017. Prior to his appointment at 32Red plc, Jon qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998, before leaving to work in the finance department of Capital Corporation plc, an operator of high roller land-based casinos. Following the sale of Capital Corporation plc to Stanley Leisure Plc, Jon co-founded Property Internet Plc and Alan Brazil Leisure Plc, and served as finance director of the Sports Café Group for four years between 2001 and 2005.