Fast growing HR-tech company DBLX hires former Amazon and bet365 head, Dan Macklin as CTO to accelerate its mission to disrupt the industry.
Dan Macklin has been driving innovation at Amazon Web Services since 2018. Before that he was Head of Applied Innovation at Lloyds Bank and Head of R&D at bet365. DBLX have hired him to accelerate its innovation and delivery strategy.
Macklin was a senior member of the UK Innovation team at Amazon Web Services, where he worked with key customers to find and plug holes in AWS’s product offerings. Previously, he was Head of Applied Technology Innovation at Lloyds Banking Group, and worked for more than 6 years at bet365 in a variety of senior technology roles, ending up as head of research and development for bet365 globally. In each of these positions Dan was responsible for leading high-performance teams to successfully build and launch disruptive products at massive scale.
Dan will report directly 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. He will be working to improve and develop our industry leading learning, engagement and collaboration platforms and solutions, which help organisations unleash the potential of remote and site-based workforces whilst ensuring that they scale to cope with rapidly increasing demand.
“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. 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.” Gareth says.
“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” Dan says.
‘The next steps of the journey for MCG and DBLX will shape it for many years to come. I am enjoying getting to know the passionate DBLX team and understanding how our products grow the capabilities of our customers and their employees. The world is changing and technology is shaping the future of work. Employee engagement will play a pivotal role in improving the productivity and enjoyment of work, especially now that millions are used to working from home”.
Macklin joined DBLX at the start of April, at an exciting time for the business which has seen significant growth over the past year.
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