Sportradar has hired former NCAA executive Jim Brown as its new Head of Integrity Services & Harm Prevention in North America.
Based in the US and reporting to Andreas Krannich, Managing Director of Integrity Services, Brown brings two decades of experience in risk management to Sportradar, as well as knowledge in strategy development, business process evaluation, and design, and sports wagering risk mitigation.
Commenting on Brown’s appointment, Krannich stated: “Integrity is not a check-the-box exercise, but a complex strategic service that blends process, regulation and education and is driven by technology. Jim has a proven track record in bringing these elements to life with great success and notable impact and we’re thrilled to bring him aboard.”
For the past eight years, Brown has worked for the NCAA in various risk management roles, most recently as the Managing Director of Enterprise Risk Management. During his tenure, he was pivotal in guiding the organization’s approach to sports wagering risk mitigation.
He collaborated on the development of a comprehensive program featuring the integrity-related monitoring of 12,500 games annually; the well-being education of 550,000 student-athletes; and enhancing the background check and review measures of 19,000 game officials.
Brown said on his appointment: “As new sports betting markets open up across the US, the need for robust and resilient integrity services has never been greater.
“Sportradar sets the standard in our industry and I’m excited to join the team to lead the development of existing and new offerings that will both protect the integrity of competitions as well as safeguard the well-being of athletes.”
Back in December, Sportradar extended its sports betting partnership with Kambi and announced a new partnership with PointsBet.