Sports data and content provider Sportradar has turned to the hugely experienced Werner Becher to fill the role of Managing Director of its US-facing betting business. Formerly serving as CEO of global sports betting firm Interwetten, his new function at Sportradar will be focused on the growth, development and execution of the company’s stateside betting strategy.   

Becher, who commands 25 years’ experience in the digital sector, will operate out of the firm’s New York office. His career to date has also seen him lead the development of several highly successful software and digital companies within the IT business community, including spending eight years as CEO of Austrian IT service provider Adesso before joining Interwetten.

In welcoming him on board, CEO Carsten Koerl said: “Since we first opened for business in the US several years ago, we have experienced the rapid growth of sports betting in the region and fully expect this to continue for many more years as new states regulate. I am confident that Werner’s deep expertise will help us to both maximise the tremendous opportunity we have to grow our market share and further enable the expansion of this key market.”

Board Chairman Tony Aquila commented: “On behalf of the board, we are extremely pleased that Werner has joined us to steer the company’s sports engagement platform in the US. Due to our continuing global success and strong balance sheet we will continue to be focused on deploying capital that helps us meet the accelerating needs of our clients through organic and inorganic investments for our US and global clients, like our recent acquisition of Optima.” 

Becher responded: “I am thrilled to have joined Sportradar during such an exciting period. I look forward to working closely with Carsten, Tony and management to grow our market share and ensure the future success of the organisation.”