Mr Keating is a serial Entrepreneur and experienced C level executive with a professional career spanning more than 20 years.
the regulated online gambling business to international operator; Unibet Group. In 2008 Mr Keating led the Australian market entry for Paddy Power PLC resulting in the successful acquisition of Sportsbet and IAS. These acquisitions have played a material role in the growth of Paddy Power PLC and Australia remains Paddy Power PLCs largest international market contributing significantly to the Group’s financial performance. Mr Keating has provided advisory services to numerous operators in the gambling sector, advising and providing hands-on assistance on M&A opportunities, regulatory and licensing, marketing strategies and technology, partnerships and joint ventures on a global scale. From 2002 – 2005 Mr Keating ran the European operations for RSVP, an early mover and successful online dating business with the Australian business (www.rsvp.com.au), which was sold in 2005 to Fairfax Digital for AUD $39m. RSVP in the Netherlands launched as a start-up in 2002. Following the successful acquisition of several media companies and operators, RSVP was operated under the oneHello.nl brand and website. Strategic partnerships with Endemol, Radio 538, Universal Music, Telegraph and others helped to make Onehello.nl a leading player in the Dutch market. Prior to 2002 Mr Keating held senior positions with; Band-X, Trading IP bandwidth on behalf of; carriers, operators, content & media providers and ISPs and GTS (Global Telesystems), telecommunications and Internet company providing global carrier grade solutions. Mr Keating holds an NCEA in advanced computer programming and Diploma in Computer Science from Griffith College and Advanced Technology College Dublin, Ireland.