Carsten Koerl, founder and CEO of Sportradar, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by Swiss audit and consulting firm EY.
EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year program is designed to ‘recognize the achievements of exceptional entrepreneurs’, and selected Koerl based on his ‘entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core competencies and attributes’.
Founded in 2001, Sportradar now has over 1,700 clients in over 120 countries, employing 3,500 staff.
In naming him as the winner of the prestigious award, EY detailed that Koerl possesses a hands-on approach and an ‘experienced, customer-centric leadership team, which enables the company to rapidly develop new products and move quickly to capture growth opportunities’.
Such leadership has attracted the attention of investors, including CPP Investments and TCV, as well as names known within the global sporting industry such as Michael Jordan, Ted Leonsis, Todd Boehly and Mark Cuban.
“I am incredibly honored to win this prestigious award,” said Koerl. “I celebrate this accomplishment with the entire team. I am proud that we are recognized for the impact that our innovative and visionary technology products have on the sports ecosystem.
“But we are just at the beginning of our journey as the sports, media, and betting industries converge with Sportradar at the center of this massive market.”