SBC News ‘Highly accomplished’ Gerard Griffin to handle finances at Sportradar

‘Highly accomplished’ Gerard Griffin to handle finances at Sportradar

Sportradar has appointed Gerard Griffin as the group’s new Chief Financial Officer,, beginning 9 May, working towards its growth and profitability objectives. 

Griffin most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at interactive entertainment firm Zynga, but will now report directly to CEO and founder Carsten Koerl at Swiss sports technology company Sportradar.

He will succeed Uli Harmuth, and be based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, with responsibility for  i the company’s accounting, finance and investor relations operations. 

Carsten Koerl, CEO and Founder of Sportradar, said: “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. 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.”

The group stated another reason for hiring Griffin is that he brings over 25 years of leadership experience in financial and operational management within the gaming, media and technology sectors. 

During his time as CFO at Zynga, which included oversight of the company’s accounting, finance and investor relations functions, his employer sharpened its operating model and delivered a marked improvement in revenues, profitability, and cash flow.

Griffin also spent more than 10 years at Electronic Arts (EA) serving as Senior Vice President of Finance.

Prior to this, he held several senior finance roles domestically and internationally at technology and media companies, such as NBC Universal and Primedia, and in public accounting with KPMG in both Dublin and New York.

“I am very happy to be joining Sportradar which has established itself as the leader in the sports technology industry,” Griffin said when discussing his new role.

“The team’s excellent track record of innovation and growth well positions the company to capitalise 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.”

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