Sportradar welcomes “accomplished” Gerard Griffin as CFO as Harmuth takes strategy brief

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Sportradar has confirmed the appointment of Gerard Griffin as its new Chief Financial Officer, who will join the firm in the next two weeks. 

Griffin replaces the current role incumbent, Uli Harmuth, who has been appointed as the Swiss sports data and tech firm’s Chief Strategy Officer. 

Boasting over 25 years of management experience in financial and operational contexts, Griffin most recently served as CFO of Zunga, where he led the firm’s accounting, finance, and investor relations functions to deliver revenue, profitability and cash flow growth. 

At Sportradar, he will lead the group’s accounting, financial and investor relations departments while producing similar results. 

Carsten Koerl, CEO and Founder, Sportradar said: “I am pleased to welcome Gerard to the Sportradar executive management team. As a highly accomplished CFO with relevant experience across several sectors, we are confident that he will bring discipline and strategic focus as we continue to drive growth and profitability around the world. 

“Gerard will be a strong addition to the management team as we deliver results and continue to position Sportradar as the leading sports technology business globally. I also would like to thank Uli Harmuth for stepping in as interim CFO. 

“His partnership and dedication in this role have been tremendously appreciated. I am pleased that Uli will continue to serve as our Chief Strategy Officer and be an integral part of our executive management team.”

Extending his experience across the gaming, media, and technology industries, Griffin has spent time in his career at Electronic Arts, where he was SVP of Finance and led EA’s marketing and publishing organizations. He was also VP and CFO for EA International. 

Before this, he held roles with media firms such as NBC Universal, Primedia, and KPMG.

On his new role, Griffin commented: “I am very happy to be joining Sportradar, which has established itself as the leader in the sports technology industry. The team’s excellent track record of innovation and growth well positions the company to capitalize on the exciting opportunities ahead. 

“I look forward to working closely with Carsten and the rest of the Sportradar team to deliver exceptional value for clients, partners, and shareholders.”