Former Interwetten CEO Werner Becher has joined Sportradar as the company’s new managing director of US betting based in New York.
Becher will be focused on the growth, development and execution of Sportradar’s betting strategy in the US, including the deployment of capital through “organic and inorganic investments” such as the recent acquisition of Optima.
He left Interwetten in December 2018 having more than doubled the sports betting operator’s revenues during his seven-year tenure.
“We are delighted to welcome Werner as our Managing Director of U.S. Betting,” said Carsten Koerl, CEO at Sportradar. “Since we first opened for business in the U.S. several years ago, we have experienced the rapid growth of sports betting in the region and fully expect this to continue for many more years as new states regulate.
“I am confident that Werner’s deep expertise will help us to both maximise the tremendous opportunity we have to grow our market share and further enable the expansion of this key market.”
“On behalf of the board, we are extremely pleased that Werner has joined us to steer the company’s sports engagement platform in the U.S,” added Tony Aquila, Chairman of the Board at Sportradar.
“Due to our continuing global success and strong balance sheet we will continue to be focused on deploying capital that helps us meet the accelerating needs of our clients through organic and inorganic investments for our U.S. and global clients, like our recent acquisition of Optima.”
Becher commented: “I am thrilled to have joined Sportradar during such an exciting period. I look forward to working closely with Carsten, Tony and management to grow our market share and ensure the future success of the organisation.”