Former Fiserv CEO named chairman of sports data company

Jeffery Yabuki, the former chief executive officer and chairman of Brookfield-based Fiserv, Inc., has been named the chairman of of Switzerland-based Sportradar Holding AG.

Sportradar collects and analyzes sports data and provides services to bookmakers, sports federations and media companies.

Yabuki stepped down last year after leading Fiserv, a global payments and financial services technology company, for 15 years. He was succeeded by Frank Bisignano, who previously was Fiserv’s president and chief operating officer and director. Before joining Fiserv, Bisignano was chairman and chief executive officer of New York-based point-of-sale transaction giant First Data Corp., which was acquired by Fiserv in a $22 billion all-stock deal that closed in July of 2019.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the Sportradar team,” said Sportradar Group chief executive officer Carsten Koerl. “His extraordinary leadership, strategic approach, and business acumen propelled Fiserv to become a global leader in financial services and payments technology. We look forward to having Jeff as chairman of our global board of directors as we continue to deliver unmatched experiences to our customers and partners and pursue transformative growth.”

“As the leading global provider of sports data intelligence, Sportradar has achieved remarkable growth and is well positioned for the future in this evolving market,” said Yabuki. “I am honored to join the global board to partner with Carsten and the incredibly talented Sportradar leadership team to create differentiated value at the intersection of sports entertainment and technology leadership.”

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