The JV with SMPL Consulting has been formed to “bring Wander’s refreshing approach to recruitment product, process, and pricing to the igaming industry”.
The partnership will tap into the igaming industry knowledge and network of Pilkington and focus on filling mid, senior and exec-level positions.
Pilkington said he was “thrilled to be able to introduce and facilitate Wander’s entry into the igaming industry.” He added that he shared many personal values with Ricky Wilkes, the founder of Wander, which aims to give back to the industry through charitable profit sharing, focused on areas such as problem gambling and the environment.
“[We] believe we can make a positive impact on the industry through the people and businesses we work with.
“Igaming recruitment, like many industries, has been in status quo for too long at a time when the world has changed dramatically – there’s a huge space for fairer, partner-led, and ethic-led recruitment where all parties can win.”
Wilkes added that he was “so excited to be working with Simon and looking forward to all the new partnerships we hope to make in this sector”.