IMG Arena

Snr VP Engineering @ IMG Arena

IMG Arena sits within the global IMG powerhouse, which is a world-leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in 30+ countries. They specialise in bringing sport and the sports betting industry closer together via world-class sports content and have paved the way for a new revenue stream for their sporting clients, whilst at the same time delivering greater value to the sports betting industry.

The Brief

IMG Arena had engaged with another executive search agency for a number of months with no success. Oliver Bernard has a long existing relationship with IMG through assisting with hiring software engineers, devops, qa and product managers over the years. With our understanding of the business and culture, IMG engaged with OB Search to step in and take over the mandate for IMG Arena’s Snr VP Engineering position. The successful candidate would be tasked with defining and executing the global product and technology strategy as well delivery across all lines of the business.

They were looking for a candidate who shares the businesses passion for sports, someone with a strong technical background and genuine interest in current technology trends, and someone who has worked on large scale, analytical, data heavy, consumer facing products.


3 candidates presented. All progressed through to a second meeting. 2 progressed to the third and final meeting with business stakeholders. First choice candidate was offered and accepted.

Total time to offer acceptance

4 weeks from brief

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