Sportradar, provider of sports data and content, has announced the appointment of Werner Becher as its new Managing Director of U.S. Betting.
Becher most recently served as CEO of Interwetten, where he was responsible for the global strategic positioning of the sports betting operator, more than doubling the organisation’s revenue during his seven-year tenure.
In his new role at Sportradar, Becher will be focused on the growth, development and execution of the company’s betting strategy in the U.S. Werner, who has 25 years’ experience in the digital sector, will be located in Sportradar’s New York office.
Carsten Koerl, Chief Executive Officer at Sportradar, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Werner as our Managing Director of U.S. Betting. 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.”
Becher’s career to date has also seen him lead the development of several highly successful software and digital companies within the IT business community, including spending eight years as CEO of Austrian IT service provider Adesso before joining Interwetten.
Becher added: “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.”