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.

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  • 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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  • Gosia Pluta
    Recruitment 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 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.

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  • 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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  • Sonia Ribeiro
    Support 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.

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  • Sofia Castelbranco
    Recruitment Manager

    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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  • 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.

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Meet our Consultants

  • 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.

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  • Pippa Attard
    Senior Recruitment Consultant

    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. After completing her 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 and joined the Betting Connections Team in April 2018.

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  • Ana Dimitrova

    Ana joined the company in January 2020 as a full-time Trainee Recruiter. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English and French, as well as a Diploma in Leadership and Management, Ana has all the tools necessary to become a premiere recruiter. Prior to coming to Betting Connections, Ana has worked in different sectors as an English teacher, Retail, and Human Resources. Ana’s ambitions are to complete her Level 7 education in Human Resources with a primary direction of recruitment. In her spare time she enjoys reading books and spending quality time with her family.

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  • Jorge Domenech
    Trainee Recruiter

    Jorge is one of the 4 Trainee Recruiters who joined Betting Connections in February 2020. He is from Valladolid, Spain and studied Commerce in the Facultad de Comercio in the same place. An extrovert by nature, Jorge brings to the company experience in Sales and Customer Service as well as his love for Psychology and Economics.

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  • Catarina Bastos

    Catarina joined Betting Connections in February 2020 as a Trainee Recruiter. She graduated with a Master’s in Psychology of Work and Organisations at the University of Porto, and in the worked in hospitality and in a public hospital in the same city. Ever since coming to Malta, Catarina has fallen in love with the island, and with the dynamic and friendly environment of the company.

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  • Marinela Lurtz
    Recruitment Consultant

    Marinela joined Betting Connections in July 2019. She is from Timisoara, Romania where she studied English Literature at the West University of the same city. Marinela loves horror movies, concerts and animals, particularly Shar Pei! Marinela brings with her experience in Customer Support roles and has lived in Romania, Germany and Ireland before moving to Malta.

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  • Matas Alisauskas
    Trainee Recruiter

    Matas is Lithuanian and finishing his degree in politics and international relations. He comes from a sales-oriented background where he also took up project and community management tasks. Matas is also very passionate about music.

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  • Lapo Del Bravo
    Trainee Recruiter

    Lapo joined Betting Connections in April 2021. He is 24 years old and originally from Italy. He came to Malta at the end of March, with his girlfriend, and this is his first time on the island as well as working in recruitment. Lapo graduated last year in Art, Music and Dramas, he enjoys theatre and music in his free time.

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  • Angelo Pedretti
    Trainee Recruiter

    Angelo joined Betting Connections in April 2021. Born and raised in South Africa, Angelo has been living in Malta since 2018 with his daughter Mila. Angelo enjoys watching Rugby, Cricket and Football. He plays guitar in his spare time.

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  • Gabriela Figueira
    Trainee Recruiter

    Gabriela is 19 years old and originally from Venezuela. She joined Betting Connections in April 2021. She came to Malta almost 1.5 years ago to learn English and decided to stay here for the long term. Gabriela is a very sociable person who enjoys learning new things, meeting new people and having new experiences!

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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