OneFootball has appointed Renato Todorov as its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to accelerate the continued growth of football’s biggest media platform.
A 20-year technology executive, Todorov joins OneFootball from South American social-commerce platform Favo, where he served as CTO.
OneFootball underlined Todorov’s proven credentials of delivering high-performance tech to markets, having previously served as Global VP of Engineering for online meal-kit delivery service Hello Fresh.
As CTO, Todorov will support OneFootball’s new product expansion and further media services enhancement, which follows the business’ successfully executing its $300m series-D funding round to accelerate its ‘global expansion projects’.
Lucas von Cranach, Founder and CEO remarked: “2022 will be remembered as a huge year for OneFootball as we strive to build the football ecosystem of the future.”
“With Renato’s expertise, we can ensure that our technology infrastructure is leading edge and fit for future rapid growth.
“This demands a rock solid, future-fit tech backbone as we connect a new generation of fans all over the world with the sport they love, bringing them closer to the clubs, leagues and players that inspire them every day.”
Key technology directives include “continuing to expand OneFootball’s technology ecosystem, integrating its OTT offer, new Web3 proposition, content platform, as well as breaking into new formats and growing its community of over 100 million monthly active users.”
Todorov’s appointment follows a number of senior appointments including Chief Product Officer (CPO) Ismail Elshareef at the start of the year.
Todorov said: “As well as being a football fan, I’ve long been a fan of OneFootball and all the great strides Lucas and the team has made to redefine the football fan experience.”
“Given how rapidly we are growing, it’s a meaty challenge to ensure that our technology infrastructure is tailor-made for the needs of the business day and tomorrow. I’m joining to lead and grow a great team which is already spearheading remarkable work as the company continues to scale and our reach expands.”