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 now our Head of Recruitment. 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.

    View Krysta’s LinkedIn profile
    krysta@bettingconnections.com

  • Sennette Lam
    Head of iGaming

    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 Head of iGaming 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.

    Visit Sennette’s LinkedIn profile
    sennette@bettingconnections.com

  • 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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    alexandra@bettingconnections.com

  • Sonia Ribeiro
    Recruitment Team Leader

    Sonia joined Betting Connections in January 2016 and 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.

    View Sonia’s LinkedIn profile
    sonia@bettingconnections.com

  • Maria Puglisi
    Recruitment Team Leader

    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, Portugal and Malta over the years! Maria joined the Connections Group She has relocated back to Malta and has joined the teams at Betting Connections in September 2016. 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.

    Visit Maria’s LinkedIn profile
    Maria@bettingconnections.com

Meet our Consultants

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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    Visit Fred’s LinkedIn profile

Meet our Operations and Administration Team

  • Gosia Pluta
    Project Manager

    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 is now an iGaming Recruitment Manager. 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.

    Visit Gosia’s LinkedIn profile
    gosia@bettingconnections.com

  • Artur Cardoso
    Office and Facilities Manager

    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.

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    artur@bettingconnections.com

  • Sofia Castelbranco
    Training and Development Lead

    Fluent in 5 different languages, a mother two children and two cats, Sofia is also a passionate photographer and DIY hobbyist. Sofia joined our team through our international internship programme. 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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    sofia@bettingconnections.com

  • Samwel Farrugia
    Social Media and Content Manager

    Samwel joined Betting Connections in September 2019. He has a background in the written word and graduated in Communications at the University of Malta in 2018. Sam loves sketching, writing, and playing piano, and is always interested in trying new, exciting things.

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    sam@bettingconnections.com

  • Rui Zamith
    Marketing Manager

    Rui, who is Portuguese, has joined Betting Connections in November 2021. He has a wealth of experience in Digital Marketing and iGaming and has in the past lived and worked in London and Malta.

    Visit Rui’s LinkedIn profile
    rui@spotonconnections.com

  • Julia Stefaniak
    Partnerships Executive

    Julia joined the Connections Group in January 2020 and brings with her experience in Customer Support. She has studied at Jagiellonian University in Poland and has a Master’s in International Relations & Affairs.

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    julia@bettingconnections.com

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