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Dan Horvat

Marketing and Affiliate Manager

Work experience

Jun 2005Oct 2007

Marketing/Affiliate Manager SI Europe


Introduced the sportsbook brand on Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian market. Unibet wasn't actively involved in these markets prior to my employment, and I left the company two years later with a healthy presence on the market and with all the assets for future growth.

  • Worked with regional affiliate manager and head of affiliates as the only employee in the market
  • Responsible for setting up profitable marketing campaigns within the set budget
  • Developed a web of over 200 affiliate partners within a year; formed and maintained many good partnerships; contacted at least a dozen affiliates every day on email and phone
  • Kept track of affiliate performance and came up with ways to improve performance on an individual affiliate basis
  • Handled payments to affiliates
  • Kept an eye on the legal situation in the three markets
  • Increased turnover from 0 to at least a couple of million €

Developer & Owner

Various gaming websites

Developed several sports betting websites. Affiliated with most sports betting and some casino brands. Constantly involved with the gaming industry since 2007, being in touch with the changes in markets and in regulation.

  • - Croatian sports betting website, launched in 2007, visited by more than a million unique visitors since
  • - Odds comparison website, developed in 2012. Manually coded everything in PHP and MySQL
  • - English translation of targeted at the UK market, launched just prior to the 2014 World Cup
Dec 2008Dec 2009


Narodni list

Oldest Croatian weekly newspaper.

  • Managed a team of 15 journalists, graphics designers and marketing employees
  • Responsible for closing deals with partners
  • Recruited and terminated employees in all departments
  • Raised the circulation by 30% within 5 months
  • Increased the marketing revenue from advertisers by 35%
Dec 2013Mar 2014

Executive Manager

ST Media Planet

Filled in for an absent Executive Manager in a small publishing company

  • Managed a team of 3 field operatives on a daily basis
  • Increased the profit by 45% within two months by optimizing the expenses and offering the employees appropriate incentives
  • Brought the company from negative to positive - it came back to negative several months after my spell ended


Sep 2013Present

Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB)

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Admitted undergraduate degree candidate at Harvard Extension School. Majoring in Sciences. 3.67 GPA.

Sep 2003Jun 2006

Department of Phonetics

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

Left the faculty in the third year to pursue other interests (position at Unibet). Didn't graduate.


Chasing my dog in the rain. Various individual and team sports. Helping people and animals in need.