Sports technology company Sportradar has appointed Gerard Griffin as its new chief financial officer.
Griffin will take up the role on May 9, succeeding Uli Harmuth, and will be based in St.Gallen, Switzerland, at headquarters of the the data intelligence and digital content service provider.
He will report directly to Sportradar’s chief executive and founder Carsten Koerl and will be responsible for the company’s accounting, finance, and investor relations.
Griffin was most recently chief financial officer at interactive entertainment game provider Zynga, leaving in July 2022.
Before joining Zynga in October 2016, he spent over a decade at video game publisher Electronic Arts, latterly as senior vice president of finance.
Prior to that, he held several other senior finance roles at tech and media companies, including NBCUniversal, and also worked in accounting with KPMG.
Harmuth, who has been serving as interim chief financial officer since October 2022, will carry on as chief strategy officer, the role to which he was appointed in January 2021.
Griffin said: “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.”
Koerl added: “I am pleased to welcome Gerard to the Sportradar executive management team. As a highly accomplished chief financial officer 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.
“I am pleased that Uli will continue to serve as our chief strategy officer and be an integral part of our executive management team.”
Sportradar has recently opened a new office in Mumbai and appointed Prasun Bhadani to manage its Indian operations.
Earlier this week, meanwhile, the firm’s Integrity Services (SIS) division announced a two-year monitoring tie-up with the World Aquatics governing body.