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Posted on April 20, 2020 by staff

HR-tech firm hires former Amazon and bet365 head

HR tech company DBLX has appointed former Amazon & bet365 head Dan Macklin to the role of CTO.

The Stoke-on-Trent base firm offers what it calls ‘human engagement’ software, digital experiences, content, and motion. Its clients include the BBC, TalkTalk, eBay, and BT.

Macklin was previously a senior member of the UK Innovation team at Amazon Web Services, and Head of Applied Technology Innovation at Lloyds Banking Group.

He also worked at bet365 in a variety of senior technology roles for more than 6 years culminating in a role as head of research and development.

He will be working to improve and develop the firm’s learning, engagement and collaboration platforms, which are designed help organisations improve their remote and site-based workforces and manage periods of increased demand.

Macklin will report to CEO Gareth Mobley and will sit on the organisation’s executive board where he will lead the MCG DBLX tech strategy with a particular focus on innovation.

“Dan has a track record of technology leadership gained from his work in the technology innovation teams at some of the World’s biggest consumer and technology brands. Dan will be a huge asset to add to our highly talented board at MCG,” said Mobley.

“He will head up our development teams overseeing the design and build of our cloud-based technology solutions. He’ll play an integral role in ensuring our award-winning LXP’s become even more cutting edge and impactful.”

On his appointment, Macklin said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining MCG and DBLX, a company that really wants to do things differently and disrupt the HR-tech industry.

“I have a passion for building products that help people and teams grow, so am looking forward to bringing some large-tech capabilities to a smaller company that is a pioneer in this space. I have craved a move like this for some time and can’t wait to get started”.