Sportradar appoints VC figurehead Chuck Robel to lead Audit Committee

Sportradar has strengthened its corporate governance team by confirming the appointment of Chuck Robel as Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Board of Directors.

Robel, the current Chairman of GoDaddy, is recognised as one of big tech’s leading corporate stewards having served as a board member and audit chair for McAfee, Informatica, Palo Alto Networks, Borland, Adaptec, Jive Software and Model N.

An expert in corporate financing for multinational technology firms, Robel is the former General Partner and COO of San Francisco venture capital fund Hummer Winblad VP, a VC which has led 214 enterprise investments and 51 successful exits.

Prior to his career in venture capital, Robel served as the managing partner of PWC Software Services group in Silicon Valley overseeing Technology Mergers and Acquisitions group.

“I am honoured to join Sportradar and bring my decades of experience working closely with many leading technology companies,” said Robel.

“Sportradar has established themselves as a leading technology company focused on innovation and groundbreaking products, and I look forward to working closely with Carsten and the board members in this capacity.”

In his role, Robel will lead oversight of Sportradar’s financial reporting and planning related to internal controls, risks, ethics and compliance.

In addition, Robel will serve as a key advisor to Sportradar’s executive leadership team providing guidance on the firm’s enterprise strategy for its ongoing global expansion projects.

“Chuck’s incredible knowledge and experience in driving growth for some of the largest technology and data companies in the world makes him an ideal fit to lead Sportradar’s audit committee,” said Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl.

“As the primary company creating and shaping the future of the sports entertainment and sports betting spaces, Sportradar was committed to aligning with a leader like Chuck to help steer us through our next phase of development.”

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