Meet Our Team

Meet our Management Team

  • Krysta Muscat
    Head of Recruitment
    Krysta joined Betting Connections in 2012 on the very same day that she met her husband whom she married in 2016. She worked for Betting Connections from Newcastle in the UK, before moving back to her home country of Malta where she is now a Recruitment Manager. Krysta is a Grade 7 trained actor and holds a degree in Psychology. She came to Betting Connections with a background in in-house recruitment and in 2014 was awarded Betting Connections illustrious 'Drama Queen of the Year' award.

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    <a href="mailto:krysta@bettingconnections.com">krysta@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Sennette Patrick
    Recruitment Manager
    Sennette joined Betting Connections in 2013 and brought with her a wealth of iGaming experience, having worked in the industry since 2008, in Gibraltar and Malta, for companies such as Bwin.Party, Unibet and Betclic. Originally from Liverpool, England, Sennette is a Recruitment Manager by day and a full time mum by night. In her spare time you can always find her spending quality time with her family, either on holidays abroad or lounging by a pool.

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    <a href="sennette@bettingconnections.com">sennette@bettingconnections.com</a>​
  • Alexandra Nita
    Recruitment Team Leader
    Alexandra joined our international recruitment team in January 2015, bringing with her recruitment experience from Romania, Bulgaria, and Malta. Alexandra has a degree in Psychology and Human Resources from her home country of Romania. In her role she focuses on international candidate sourcing, utilising both Romanian and English.

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    <a href="mailto:alexandra@bettingconnections.com">alexandra@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Gosia Pydzik
    Recruitment Team Leader
    Gosia started her career at Betting Connections as part of our International Internship Programme in 2014 before being employed on a full time basis, and being promoted to her current position of Recruitment Team Leader. Prior to Betting Connections, she completed a Master's Degree in Media and Communications, her primary research area being on Recruitment and Selection. Gosia speaks Polish and English at a fluent level, and enjoys water sports and networking in her free time.

    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/gosia-pydzik-b11540a4/">Visit Gosia's LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href="mailto:gosia@bettingconnections.com">gosia@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Sofia Castelbranco
    IT Recruitment Manager
    Fluent in 5 different languages, a mother of one child and two cats, Sofia is also a passionate photographer and DIY hobbyist. She joined SpotOn Connections in January 2011 as an intern and became a consultant 6 months after. Before that, she was an HR consultant, project manager, flight attendant and many others, which helped guide her to leaving her home and joining the recruitment industry. Sofia also has read a degree in Social and Organizational Psychology at ISCTE, and a Music Course in the National Conservatorium. She plants her own vegetables in her free time, and fights for the environment by riding her own electrical bike to work.

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    <a href="mailto:sofia@bettingconnections.com">sofia@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Matthew Kimberley
    Head of Training
    Matthew, our Head of Training, comes from a strong background in sales, marketing, and recruitment. Matthew provides training and coaching sessions for all our team members, both when they join Betting Connections and on an ongoing basis. Matthew ensures our consultants have all the knowledge required to provide high quality recruitment solutions and career consultation to both our clients and candidates. Matthew, who is a father to two, enjoys travelling the globe and spending time with his family.

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Meet our Consultants

  • Sonia Ribeiro
    Recruitment Consultant
    Sonia has a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Masters of Forensic Psychology and Social Exclusion. She is Portuguese by birth, but has lived in Belgium for twenty years and the UK for four. Sonia speaks Portuguese, French, and English, and holds a passion for interacting with diverse cultures and people.

    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/s%C3%B3nia-ribeiro-577b1451/">View Sonia's LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href="mailto:sonia@bettingconnections.com">sonia@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Ivana Valkova
    Senior Recruitment Consultant
    After visiting for a short holiday, Ivana fell in love with Malta and moved here in 2011. In her hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria, she studied Arts, Graphic Design, and Photography, but it wasn't until she came to Malta that she found her passion in the form of recruitment. Ivana started working at Betting Connections in October 2016. She has been a keen volleyball player from a young age and continues to play in Malta, and is a regular player of Hearthstone.

    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivana-valkova-b2713512b/">View Ivana's LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href="mailto:ivana@bettingconnections.com">ivana@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Sarah Worthington
    Senior Recruitment Consultant
    Sarah is originally from Berkshire in the UK and worked as a secondary school art teacher for four years before moving to Malta. She loved her experiences as a teacher and it was this enjoyment of interacting with people that led to her getting involved in the field of recruitment and started working with Betting Connections in October 2016. Sarah loves live music, animals, and sunshine, and has spent many summers at music festivals around the UK.

    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-worthington-90b17912a/">View Sarah's LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href="mailto:sarahw@bettingconnections.com">sarahw@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Elizabeth Sekela
    Recruitment Consultant
    Originally from Slovakia, Elizabeth only learnt English to feed her love of Harry Potter, enabling her to read the books as they were published, rather than waiting for them to be translated to her native language. She first visited Malta for a holiday in the summer of 2013 and liked the place so much that she came back to live here in summer of 2016 after completing her studies. She has a Master's Degree in Work and Organisational Psychology and Psychodiagnosis, and her favourite Harry Potter character is Sirius Black. She joined Betting Connections in January 2017.

    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-sekela-8a352b136/">Visit Elizabeth's LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href="mailto:elizabeth@bettingconnections.com">elizabeth@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Maria Puglisi
    Senior Recruitment Consultant
    Maria is originally from Italy where she obtained a master's degree in psychology and a post-graduate degree in Human Resources. She has lived in Paris, Dubai, Stockholm, and Malta over the past few years, and most recently in Portugal as part of our SpotOn Portugal office. She has relocated back to Malta and has joined the teams at Betting Connections. In the rare event she has free time, Maria loves to indulge in Netflix and to travel as much as possible, and LA and Vegas are two of her favourite places she has visited.

    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-puglisi-76555712a/">Visit Maria’s LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href="mailto:Maria@bettingconnections.com">Maria@bettingnconnections.com</a>
  • Sarah-Jayne Barton
    Recruitment Consultant
    Sarah joined Betting Connections in November 2017. While she had no previous experience in recruitment, Sarah was always interested in the life changing aspect of recruitment, and always wanted to be part of that change and growth. At first, Sarah aspired to do a Social Policy Degree in Ireland, but this all changed when she visited Malta and ended up falling in love with the beautiful island. Sarah is an energetic person who loves a challenge; therefore, it was only natural that she would end up recruiting in the iGaming industry. She is obsessed with all things related to chocolate and loves watching baking shows.


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    <a href="mailto:sarahb@bettingconnections.com">sarahb@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Pippa Attard
    Recruiter
    After being born on Christmas Day, one of the most exciting and joyful days of the year, Pippa has continued to carry that spirit and energy into her day to day life. With completing studies in Law and then Psychology and gaining experience in Running a bar and Business Development, Pippa decided to take advantage of her love for helping people to have clarity and a voice leading her to join the Betting Connections Team in April 2018.

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    <a href="mailto:pippa@bettingconnections.com">pippa@bettingconnections.com</a>

  • Adora Luzzato
    Recruiter
    Adora has come from a background as a HR Assistant and Recruitment with a Degree in Italian before moving to Betting Connections to build her career. Originally from South Africa, Adora moved to Italy and then to Portugal before her and her family decided to settle down in Malta in 2010. She started at Betting Connections in May 2018. Adora enjoys watching different Youtube bloggers, funny videos, sports videos and home related videos.

    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/adora-christina-luzzatto-b0204332/">Visit Adora’s LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href="mailto:adora@bettingconnections.com">adora@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Rita Ferreira
    IT Recruiter
    Rita joined the team in February 2018 as part of our International Internship programme, completing this later in the summer, she joined the team as a full-time recruiter at the end of the internship and has since become one of our IT iGaming Recruitment Specialists. Rita, a Portuguese national, has a Bachelor Degree in Languages and International Relations and brought with her experience in Business Development and Human Resources.

    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/rita-ferreira-84819076/">Visit Tom’s LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href="mailto:rita@bettingconnections.com">rita@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Roberta De Rienzo
    Recruiter
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    <a href="mailto:roberta@bettingconnections.com">roberta@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Kathleen Brandao
    Recruiter
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    <a href="mailto:Kathleen@bettingconnections.com">Kathleen@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Andrea Mosquera
    Recruiter
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    <a href="mailto:Andrea@bettingconnections.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Andrea@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Barbora Bezzina
    Trainee Recruiter
    Barbora started her career at Betting Connections in March 2019. Before that she worked in the iGaming industry in an online casino for almost 3 years. She is from Czech Republic where she graduated from Social Care & Law, just before she came to Malta in June 2014. Barbora adores animals and is raising two cat boys, adopted in Malta. In her free time she enjoys good books and quality time with her family and friends.

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    <a href="mailto:Barbora@bettingconnections.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">barbora@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Jodie Alaoui
    Trainee Recruiter
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    <a href="mailto:Jodie@bettingconnections.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">jodie@bettingconnections.com</a>

Our Founders

  • Duarte Amado & Frederico Formigal
    Managing Director & COO Respectively
    Our founders combined their extensive recruitment and iGaming knowledge to set up a service that responded to a demand in the market for a ‘true recruitment consultancy’! Duarte and Frederico have guided Betting Connections from strength to strength over the years, both taking a very hands on approach to ensuring all of our staff have the resources, training and knowledge needed to provide the highest possible level of service to our clients and candidates alike.


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Meet our Operations and Administration Team

  • Lucy Eldridge
    Head of Operations
    Lucy joined our International Recruitment Team in 2011, starting off her career with Betting Connections as a recruiter. She then took on the role of Office Manager for three years and is now our Head of Operations. Her role focuses on day to day operations, managing the marketing and administration team, and managing our finance department.

    <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/lucyeldridge">Visit Lucy’s LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href="mailto:lucy@bettingconnections.com">lucy@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Daniel Lund
    Systems Administrator
    Daniel joined Betting Connections at the start of 2016 as a Trainee Recruiter, following a career in IT Support in Copenhagen. He has since moved to our IT department and is now the Systems Administrator at Betting Connections. Daniel loves football, basketball, weightlifting, and researching technology.

    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-lund-0428b44a/">Visit Daniel's LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href=“mailto:daniel@bettingconnections.com”>daniel@bettingconnections.com</a>
  • Artur Cardoso
    Office Coordinator
    Artur joined the Betting Connections Team in Malta at the start of 2016, bringing with him over 5 years of iGaming experience. At the start of 2017, Artur relocated from Malta to Portugal to help set up a new office for the company. Artur is a traveller at heart who loves to visit as many places in the world as he possibly can.

    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/artur-cardoso-10564819/">Visit Artur's LinkedIn profile</a>
    <a href=“mailto:artur@bettingconnections.com”>artur@bettingconnections.com</a>


  • Samwel Farrugia
    Office Assistant
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