Women on the radar
Sportradar have always been proud to be at the forefront of sports data and technology. But the company are pleased to be officially recognised as part of a number of organisations and individuals at the forefront of diversity, with recent acknowledgements and a growing list of leaders to prove it.
Sportradar’s Deputy President in the US, Dr. Laila Mintas was announced as winner of Inspiration of the Year at the 2018 Women in Gaming Diversity awards earlier this May.
The award recognises the woman whose efforts are bringing about positive cultural change for women within her organisation.
Several female Sportradar colleagues joined Dr Mintas, together with a room full of highly successful women from the sports, gaming and technology industry at the event held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Laila first joined Sportradar back in 2016 after several years’ leading integrity efforts at FIFA and CONCACAF and has since played a pivotal role within the company as a global expert in the field of sports integrity and betting legislation and regulation.
She has continued to support Sportradar’s leading initiatives in deriving value out of sports data and content for a variety of organisations and businesses, developing the company’s products, managing the company’s many partnerships for both data and integrity purposes and establishing the company’s New York office.
Working with Laila in the US is Vice President of Partnerships, Katie Wiberg. Katie joined the company in 2016 as the face-to-face contact for Sportradar’s league partners, focusing on business development, product development and technology integration initiatives from her base in Sportradar’s New York office.
That office has just welcomed another high-achieving female executive with Julie Mossler starting in the new role as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the company worldwide.
Julie joins Sportradar’s Management Board from Waze, a leading navigation service, where she had several roles including Head of Global Marketing and Public Affairs. She was previously at Groupon building consumer marketing, communications and policy.
She has won various Public Relations industry awards for her work and initiatives and will be a formidable asset to the company.
New Managing Director for Human Resources, Anja Kuhn also joins the company as a key part of the Management Board. She will drive the continued development of the company’s HR function, ensuring that people and culture remains at the forefront of the way the company works and grow.
Anja’s most recent experience is with Activision, where she spent over 10 years within their HR teams in London and Munich. Prior to that she worked in a number of organisations, including Lam Research Corporation and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. She has a wealth of experience across many markets, having built HR functions from scratch, as well as develop and implement HR strategies, as well as managing complex strategic projects, mergers and acquisitions and post-merger integrations.
Increasing the female contingent even further, Sportradar were also pleased to welcome Claire Sharkey at the start of May. Claire joins the London office as a new Business Development Manager for the company’s esports division.
With a strong background in managing partnerships, marketing, branding and communications within esports and the sports betting industry, Claire has been nominated for several awards. This includes Best esport contender at the Women in Games Awards last year, which recognises women in the games industry across several awards. She is also a member of BAFTA and her leadership of previous brand campaigns has earned several awards for the companies she represented.
Earlier in February this year, Sportradar’s betting arm, Betradar, were recognised as part of the All-In Diversity Project during ICE 2018, one of the world’s biggest B2B gaming events. The organisation’s approach to supporting and promoting the best talent was clearly on show with Laila speaking at the event about the US betting situation, and plenty of female staff across a range of capacities present at Betradar’s stand.