Leading sports data and sports betting products and services provider Sportradar announced a new addition to its team with the appointment of Lynn S. McCreary as Chief Legal Officer.
Decades of Experience
Sportradar announced the high-profile appointment to add to its ranks decades of business, legal and executive leadership experience Lynn McCreary has, and continue its push for growth and market presence as a premier, multi-vertical, data and technology firm.
“We’re delighted to welcome Lynn to the Sportradar team. The depth and breadth of her legal, business and leadership acumen will prove invaluable to us as Sportradar enters its next phase of exciting growth.”Carsten Koerl, Global CEO, Sportradar
Lynn McCreary has been serving as Chief Legal Officer, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at financial services and payment technology company Fiserv, where she spent the last 11 years.
At Fiserv, McCreary was responsible for the company’s global legal, ethics and compliance efforts, playing an instrumental role in M&A activities among which the acquisition of First Data, a transaction the fintech company completed in the summer of 2019.
“I’m thrilled to join Sportradar, which sits at the exciting intersection of sports entertainment and technology. I look forward to working closely with Carsten and the team as we further accelerate Sportradar’s growth in this dynamic industry.”Lynn McCreary, Chief Legal Officer, Sportradar
Broad Spectrum of Legal Matters
Lynn McCreary has a broad array of legal experience gained at Bryan Cave LLP, where she worked prior to joining Fiserv, representing clients on complex commercial matters, financial transactions, legal disputes and investigations. At the law firm, McCreary also served as the Managing Partner of the company’s office in San Francisco.
Lynn McCreary is also a member of the Board of Directors of NASDAQ-listed NMI Holdings, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Law School at Washburn University, and a Trustee of Washburn University.
The appointment of McCreary is the latest high-ranking addition Sportradar is making to its global management team, after the addition of Deirdre Bigley in April, when the chief marketing officer of the world’s primary distributor of financial data services Bloomberg, joined the Board of Directors of Sportradar.
Last month, Sportradar’s efforts to go public via a merger with Horizon Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) led by the co-owner of Los Angeles Dodgers Tod Boehly suffered a setback, as both parties were looking to introduce private investment in public equity (PIPE) in the deal.
While initially it was believed the deal will just need more time, in June it became clear that the proposed combined valuation was no longer on the table due to the lost contract with the National Football League (NFL) and the definitive agreement for the combination collapsed, leaving Sportradar to explore the good old initial public offering (IPO).