Sports data and insights provider Sportradar has confirmed the hire of Steve Byrd as Chief Commercial Officer for Sportradar US.
Byrd joins Sportrader US, based in Minneapolis from rival US sports data specialist STATS where Byrd acted as Co Chief Operating Officer. Byrd is set to lead Sportradar US commercial development initiatives and strategy, as the European sports data provider looks to expand its services in the North American sports market.
“Having had a chance to spend time at Sportradar’s new North American headquarters in Minneapolis, I’ve been blown away by the best-in-class software tools that allow our sports statistics data analysts to capture deep play by play data faster than ever before,”
“I’m thrilled to work closely with Carsten Koerl and Ulrich on a global level, and Rob Phythian in the United States to continue to strengthen Sportradar’s position as the leading global sports data provider.”
The Sportradar senior management team was pleased with the hire of Byrd, Ulrich Harmuth, Sportradar’s Managing Director Business Development commented on the appointment
“From a global perspective, we are ecstatic that Steve is joining the company. We have great confidence that he can help build the U.S. business. We also look forward to working closely with Steve on the continued development of our global strategy, in which the U.S. will play a critical part.”