Malta-based venture capital firm Optimizer Invest has confirmed the appointment of Carla Maree Vella as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Vella joins the investment fund from Nasdaq Stockholm-listed European betting operator Betsson AB, where she served as Managing Director of the Betsson.com brand (2015-2016).
As Optimizer Invest’s new CEO, Vella will play a key role in identifying new venture investments and opportunities for the technology-focused fund.
At present Optimizer Invest venture portfolio includes igaming firms Betit Group, Super Lenny, Thrills and Catena Media.
Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Partner and Co-Founder of Optimizer Invest commented on the appointment of Vella
“Carla Maree vast experience in our field of business, together with her personality of being extremely driven with a modern approach, fits us perfectly. By appointing her as CEO of Optimizer Invest we are adding a force which will enable us to increase our success rate even further, and expand our portfolio of companies and projects.”
Carla Maree Vella commented on her appointment
“I am honoured to be a part of Optimizer Invest as it is one of the most interesting players in the field of digital tech and consumer oriented online companies.”
“I believe my experiences and capabilities will serve as a complement to a very talented group of people. I look forward to continuing building the team and contributing in taking Optimizer to the next level.”
Vella will assume her new position on May 30th 2016; She will be based at Optimizer Invest’s headquarters at Sliema, Malta.