Global sports technology provider Sportradar has confirmed the appointment today of Michael Gandolfo who takes on the role of Group Head, Regional Sales.
He joins the team from fintech and payments company Fiserv, with oversight of Sportradar’s North American sales team and reporting to North America CEO Arne Rees.
During his tenure with Fiserv, Gandolfo led the company’s Large Financial Institution Sales and Service Team, with responsibility for its top 300 Financial Institutional Clients, representing $3.5bn in annual revenue and 20% of the company’s annual revenue.
He also served as the President of Fiserv’s Client Advisory Board (CAB), a strategic member of Fiserv’s Merger and Acquisitions team, and sat on the boards of multiple Fiserv product and client user groups.
Welcoming the appointment, Rees said: “Michael’s leadership experience in sales at Fiserv will play a critical role at Sportradar as our team continues to grow and mature in a market where media and betting are converging. We have a wide range of products and services, and Michael will be instrumental in maximizing opportunities for our team and our clients.”
On his latest move, Gandolfo commented: “Sportradar is the clear market leader in sports data and technology, and I look forward to working with our outstanding North American sales team to ensure we’re delivering the best cutting-edge products to our new and existing customers.
“As the company that’s driving the sports industry forward, we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us to reshape how sports content is delivered and consumed by fans.”
Gandolfo’s appointment follows several recent strategic hires by Sportradar from industry-leading technology companies, such as Fiserv and Bloomberg.