ClutchBet, a mobile-first online sportsbook, has announced the appointment of Joshua Auriemma as VP of Engineering. Auriemma joins Clutchbet from Penn Interactive, an online subsidiary of Penn Entertainment.
At Penn Interactive he served as VP, Head of Engineering, building the team that engineered the Barstool Sportsbook & Casino app – overseeing its launch in 13 states. Auriemma bolstered Penn's engineering department from a team of one to over 300 engineers, practicing multiple disciplines.
Prior to joining Penn, Auriemma was a Senior Software Engineer at The Meet Group where he redesigned advertising libraries. The purpose of this was to integrate advertising networks and third-party libraries into the company's portfolio apps.
During his career, Auriemma worked for Warner Bros. Digital Labs where he led the DramaFever iOS vertical. He also worked with Warner Bros. corporate branch to create digital libraries that were used to stream video content to its portfolio of direct-to-consumer apps.
BlueBet CEO Bill Richmond commented: “Josh designed and built both the infrastructure and team behind one of the most recognizable sportsbooks in the US and to bring him and his expertise to ClutchBet as we expand in the States is incredible and a sign of how seriously we're taking our US expansion.
“Josh knows how to build sportsbooks that appeal to US bettors and believes in the vision and strategy behind ClutchBet in the US."
Speaking on his new appointment Auriemma remarked: “ClutchBet is at the beginning of an exciting journey in the US and I am looking forward to being part of a growing and disruptive business.
“While still a new business in the States, ClutchBet has decades of know-how in growing and running sportsbooks internationally and I'm looking forward to an exchange of ideas as we look to build something special and lasting in the US.”