Sports technology company Sportradar announced Friday that its CEO and Founder, Carsten Koerl, has been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 in Switzerland. The firm described the EY recognition as “highly respected across the globe as an award, as a program and, even more importantly, as a mindset.”
Since 1986, the auditing and consulting firm EY has been committed to the Entrepreneur Of The Year program, which recognizes the achievements of exceptional entrepreneurs. An independent panel of judges selected Koerl based on his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core competencies and attributes.
A ten-member jury was responsible of judging the finalists in four categories. Koerl won the award in the category “Service & Commerce.”
Koerl has led Sportradar’s business since its founding in 2001, driving the profitable growth of the company from a start-up to a global leader in sports data and technology. Today it serves more than 1,700 clients in over 120 countries, employs over 3,500 employees and is publicly listed on NASDAQ. The company’s CEO and Founder remain “fully invested in fueling the continued growth of Sportradar,” the business said.
In the role, Koerl is supported by “an experienced, customer-centric leadership team, which enables the company to rapidly develop new products and move quickly to capture growth opportunities.” Sportradar’s investors include CPP Investments and TCV, as well as leaders in the sports industry such as Michael Jordan, Ted Leonsis, Todd Boehly, and Mark Cuban.
“I am incredibly honored to win this prestigious award,” said Koerl. “I celebrate this accomplishment with the entire team. I am proud that we are recognized for the impact that our innovative and visionary technology products have on the sports ecosystem. But we are just at the beginning of our journey as the sports, media and betting industries converge with Sportradar at the center of this massive market.”