Professional Profile: Tony Aquila, Chairman of Sportradar
Tony Aquila is an inventor, investor, and entrepreneur who has made a name for himself in the international market. He has managed to stay relevant and has figured out various ways to implement technology with creativity, integrity and philanthropy.
- Sportradar appointed Tony Aquila, Marc Walder, Herve Couturier and George Fleet as board leaders.
- Each person had a unique role to play and brought in extensive experience in their respective fields.
Tony Aquila's accomplishments
- Tony Aquila has managed to stay relevant as evidenced by his experience as a chairman at multiple companies.
- He is an entrepreneur and an investor in software and technology inventions.
- Aquila is the founder of Solera, LIFT, and NEXT mission; he also serves a chairman at these companies.
- Sportradar seeks to grow on a global scale with more than 1,000 companies located in 80 countries.
- Tony Aquila seems like a good choice on paper to help fulfill Sportradar's goals.
WHY HE WAS CHOSEN
In order to answer the posed question, we sought after any other business dealings that Tony Aquila would have had with either the shareholders or the investors, and whether it had an impact in his appointment to the chairman position. After a thorough search, we came to the conclusion that he did not have prior significant interaction with any of them that would warrant them to ensure he gets this specific position. The strategies we attempted to come to this conclusion are outlined below.
We first scoured media news platforms such as Forbes and New York Times for any connection or relationship that various investors and stakeholders at Sportradar may have had with Tony Aquila. Unfortunately, the only connection was the press release from Sportradar announcing him as the new chairman of the global team. Our next strategy was to examine Sportradar's official website for any information linking Tony Aquila to any investor or shareholder. We also reviewed their press-releases over the past two years but still found no connection. We then explored the profiles of the other investors and stakeholders on LinkedIn to see if Tony Aquila had made any mention of Sportradar or executives at the company prior to being appointed as a chairman. The details provided on their respective individual accounts did not have a significant level of overlapping and there was no mention of Sportradar on Aquila's LinkedIn until he was employed by the company. As a final resort, we thoroughly reviewed Tony Aquila's website but still found no prior connection between him and Sportradar. As a result, we arrived at the conclusion that Tony Aquila had no prior interaction with any of the leaders at Sportradar which means that they did not influence Sportradar's decision to hire him.