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Who we are and what we do
GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work.

Space matters. We connect with our customers and dream up digital masterpieces in state-of-the-art offices. We're located in the world's hottest tech corridors - Silicon Valley, Cambridge, Seattle, Hyderabad, Belfast and Phoenix. 

Meet our Team

Don't let their smiling faces fool you; these folks are about to stage a full-on tech revolution.
They're determined to bring power back to the people, giving small businesses the keys to drive the global economy.
Get to know who's behind this brazen plan to change the world, one small business at a time.


Blake Irving , , , Chief Executive Officer GoDaddy Inc.

“We will radically shift the global economy toward small business by helping people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures.”

As CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy, Blake brings passion and vision—along with serious tech credentials—to the role. Before coming to GoDaddy in 2013, Blake was EVP and Chief Product Officer at Yahoo!, where he expanded monthly users to nearly one billion, launched 180 new Yahoo! websites worldwide and rolled out products in 23 languages and 30 new markets.

Prior to Yahoo!, Blake spent 15 years at Microsoft creating world-changing consumer products like NetMeeting, MSN Messenger and growing Hotmail to the largest mail service in the world. As Corporate Vice President of the Windows Live Platform, Blake led the company’s global Internet development and operations, managing a $1 billion global R&D budget and overseeing development teams in the US, India, China and Europe.

Blake began his career at Xerox and Compaq and has been a professor at Pepperdine’s School of Business. Blake earned an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.A. from San Diego State University. Keep up-to-date with Blake at www.BlakesBlog.com.

Scott Wagner , , , President and COO

As GoDaddy's President and COO, Scott manages the company's business operations, channels and markets globally.

Prior to Blake Irving’s appointment as CEO in January 2013, Scott spent six months working on several strategic growth initiatives as GoDaddy's interim CEO—including the company's expansion into India.

Before joining GoDaddy, Scott spent 13 years with global investment firm KKR, where he served as a KKR Capstone Member and the long-time leader of its Portfolio Operations team.

Scott holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Outside of work, Scott enjoys what he calls the "parental decathlete"; of life with three children between the ages of seven and eleven.

Barb Rechterman , , , Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer Officer, Barb oversees all facets of corporate marketing and strategic end-to-end customer relationships. Barb creates programs and promotes consumer-related functions with a unified vision to provide a consistent customer experience and value. All while including strategic planning and business development for Marketing, Global Branding and Product Management.

She has teamed with GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons for more than two decades, having previously served as Vice President of Application Development for Parsons Technology and as President during the company’s acquisition by Intuit, Inc.

Barb earned a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Dubuque and is a Certified Public Accountant. When not working to help small business owners and others leverage the power of the Internet, Barb enjoys riding Harleys with her husband and training her four horses in dressage.

Arne Josefsberg , , , Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer

Arne is responsible for leading GoDaddy’s evolution of our globally scalable cloud, powering the business with Big Data, and linking the latest advances in technology to GoDaddy’s cloud and IT strategy.

Arne joined GoDaddy in 2014 from ServiceNow where he served as Chief Technology Officer and oversaw the expansion of the company’s cloud strategy.

Prior to his time at ServiceNow, Arne had a more than 25 year career at Microsoft in various leadership positions. His roles there included General Manager building and operating Microsoft’s global cloud infrastructure, and most recently General Manager in Windows Azure.

Arne kicked off his career as an engineer at Bofors Aerotronics and Intel before moving over to Microsoft. He has a passion for driving technological innovations to help GoDaddy’s more than 14 million small business customers.

Auguste Goldman , , , Chief People Officer

As head of GoDaddy's People Operations group, Auguste leads the charge to hire and develop the greatest team of talented individuals on the planet. Having previously led technology teams as GoDaddy's CIO (including Product Development, IT Operations, Information Security and R&D) Auguste brings a perspective and skillset to human resources that is unique in the industry.

Prior to 2010, Auguste served as Managing Director of Integralis Security Services in Stockholm, Sweden and CTO of Linde AG, the world’s largest natural gas company based in Munich, Germany. Auguste attended Dartmouth College and speaks Swedish and basic Russian.

James Carroll , , , Executive Vice President of Global Platform Development

As head of Global Platform Development, James drives the architecture and development for all of GoDaddy’s global business and product platforms, including the systems that power our global marketing and ecommerce systems worldwide.

Before coming to GoDaddy in 2013, James was a Senior Vice President at Yahoo!, where he directed the company's global R&D centers in China, India and the Middle East. He also oversaw Yahoo’s content, social and membership platforms as well as the international delivery of all Yahoo! products and services worldwide.

Prior to Yahoo!, James spent 13 years as General Manager at Microsoft. While there, he managed the MSN international team and later, the Windows and Windows Live international teams.

Nima Kelly , , , Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Nima is General Counsel for GoDaddy, responsible for mergers & acquisitions, governance, corporate and patent litigation, and intellectual property matters, as well as customer-facing and third-party transactional agreements.

Since joining GoDaddy in 2002, Nima has served as project manager, Vice President of Wild West Domains (the company's reseller affiliate), Public Relations and Corporate Administration, and Deputy General Counsel. She also grew the company’s philanthropic efforts with GoDaddy Cares and developed the company's legendary holiday parties.

In her life before GoDaddy, Nima worked for Business Edge Solutions and Beechwood Data Solutions. She also practiced labor and employment law in New York City.

Nima earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Gettysburg College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She loves music, the Yankees and will "drop everything to go to The Met in NYC."

Kevin Pigman , , , Senior Vice President – Global Customer Care

Kevin leads the GoDaddy Customer Care team with a focus on international expansion. He has 24 years’ experience, most recently at Dell where he served as both a regional and global executive across various roles for 12 years. Prior to joining GoDaddy in 2014, Kevin held a number of leadership roles in sales and support operations, both domestically and internationally. As a three-time winner of the Dell Chairman’s Award, Kevin was instrumental in driving revenue and scaling costs during both the company’s hyper-growth years and the period in which the PC industry struggled.

Kevin earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Morehead State University, where he played Division 1 tennis. He is married with three children.

Steven Aldrich , , , Chief Product Officer

It’s Steven's job to set and execute the company's vision of providing elegant, end-to-end technology solutions for GoDaddy's 14 million small business customers. He also heads up the Online Bookkeeping and WorkSpace teams.

Steven brings over a decade of experience at Intuit, where he built solutions to help small businesses use the Web to grow and run their stores. He also has small business experience as the founder of a Web company that simplified shopping for insurance. Steven earned an M.B.A. from Stanford and a B.A. in physics from University of North Carolina.

After hours, Steven serves as President of the Board of the Bay Area Glass Institute, a non-profit glass studio, and enjoys spending time with his wife Allison and their son, Jackson, at many sports and arts events.

Jeff King , , , Senior Vice President, Hosting

As Senior Vice President of Hosting at GoDaddy, Jeff oversees the development and operations of the largest platform for small business in the world. Jeff joined GoDaddy after 10 years with eBay, where he served as Head of Platform Strategy for commerce and held senior product management roles in Search, Trust and Safety.

Prior to eBay, Jeff spent six years at Sun Microsystems, first as a Senior Product Manager and then as a Systems Engineer. Jeff holds a B.S. from San Jose State University.

As a father of two, he enjoys adventure-travel with his family, “basically any water sport” and mountain biking. Jeff also mentors startups in commerce/cloud technology.

Mike McLaughlin , , , Senior Vice President & General Manager, Domains

Leading the domain names team, Mike oversees product, marketing, sales, and support, helping Go Daddy customers define their online identities. He is a consumer Internet executive and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of general management experience, including expertise in ecommerce and online marketplaces.

Prior to joining Go Daddy, Mike was Chief Operating Officer at Glyde, an advanced ecommerce marketplace enabling individuals to simply and safely buy and sell used consumer goods, such as video games, mobile phones and tablets. Before Glyde, Mike was the general manager of eBay Motors' passenger vehicle business unit, where he drove strategic innovation and was instrumental in scaling the business. Mike earned an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.

Mike is an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys sailing, trail running in the hills of the Bay Area, skiing in Tahoe and playing at the beach with his family.

Lauren Antonoff , , , Senior Vice President, Presence and Commerce Group

As Senior Vice President of Presence and Commerce at GoDaddy, Lauren oversees the development and operations of our website builder and E-commerce solutions for small business around the world.

Prior to GoDaddy, Lauren spent eighteen years at Microsoft, where she was most recently Director of Program Management for SharePoint, leading the effort to make the SharePoint a tool that people love to use to get work done. Her leadership was instrumental in building one of the most successful products and businesses at Microsoft, and helping SharePoint navigate the shift to the cloud.

While at Microsoft, she founded the Step Up Program, designed to increase the number of women in senior management roles by helping women become stronger candidates for these roles. Lauren studied Rhetoric and Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley.

Andrew Low Ah Kee , , , Executive Vice President, International

As head of International, Andrew focuses on driving customer growth and market expansion of GoDaddy’s business outside the US.

Before joining to GoDaddy in 2014, Andrew served as Director for KKR Capstone where he worked with the Consumer, Technology and Media investment teams to evaluate investment opportunities and accelerate portfolio company growth. He worked closely with GoDaddy since KKR’s investment in 2011. Before KKR he was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

Andrew holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto.

Ray Winborne , , , Chief Financial Officer

As GoDaddy’s CFO, Ray manages the company’s finance functions including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, internal audit and investor relations.

Ray brings more than 20 years of experience leading finance teams in global companies with significant operating scale and complexity. Before joining GoDaddy in 2016, Ray was Chief Financial Officer of First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions. He played a catalyst role influencing the direction of company with respect to product pricing, wholesale channel engagement, the card issuing business and the need for transformational change in the small merchant business segment. Ray was also pivotal in the strengthening of the company’s balance sheet, refinancing nearly $24 billion in debt. Prior to First Data, he served in senior financial leadership roles at Delta Air Lines and AT&T. Ray began his professional career at PwC in Atlanta.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Troy University. Away from the office, Ray enjoys time with his wife Stefanie and two boys—both Tigers (Mizzou & Auburn) and loves to ski, golf, boat and hike.

Board of Directors

Charles Robel , , , Board Chairman and Independent Investor

Charles Robel is a retired Silicon Valley executive and private investor. He spent 26 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and served as the partner running its Silicon Valley Software Services Group from 1985 until the mid 1990s. He subsequently managed the Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Group until his retirement in 2000.

From 2000 through 2005 Charles was a general partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, a leading software industry venture capital firm. He’s currently lead director of Informatica Corp. and is also a director of DemandTec, Inc.

Charles holds a B.S. in accounting from Arizona State University. He serves on the board of several private companies and previously served on the board of directors of Adaptec, Inc., Borland Software Corporation, and McAfee, Inc.

Blake Irving , , , Chief Executive Officer GoDaddy Inc.

As GoDaddy's CEO, Blake oversees the company's day-to-day operations, as well as GoDaddy's strategic direction. He also serves as the Director of the Board.

Before coming to GoDaddy, Blake was Chief Product Officer at Yahoo, where he developed the unified product vision and strategy that lead to worldwide growth in Yahoo's PC and mobile users.

Prior to that, Blake held a variety of senior roles with Microsoft after starting his career with Xerox in 1981. He was involved with many products and services that are now staples of the Internet, including typography, personal communications, subscription services and back-end online advertising.

Blake earned a B.A. in fine arts from San Diego State University and an M.B.A. at Pepperdine, where he subsequently taught. Blake enjoys golfing, surfing, cycling and traveling with his family.

Keep up-to-date with Blake at www.blakesblog.com or on Twitter at @Blakei.

Bob Parsons , , , Founder GoDaddy

Bob Parsons is a serial entrepreneur. He sold his first company to Intuit, Inc. in 1994. Three years later Parsons started Jomax Technologies, renaming the company GoDaddy in 1999. In 2000, GoDaddy became an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar.

Bob is a decorated military veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam. He holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Baltimore, which presented him with an honorary doctorate in 2008 and named him Distinguished Entrepreneur in 2010. He was also awarded Arizona Business Leader of the Year in 2007 and the Celebrity Fight Night Muhammad Ali Entrepreneur Award in 2011. In 2013, Bob was presented with the Visionary Award for his charitable and entrepreneurial achievements, which have provided invaluable direction, leadership and voice to the Greater Phoenix Area.

In 2012 Bob and his wife Renee created The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to provide critical funding to non-profit organizations. The Parsons reinforced their commitment to philanthropy in December of 2013 by publically accepting an invitation to join The Giving Pledge, an initiative started by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. They pledged to give away at least half their wealth – and likely much more – to philanthropic causes. During 2012 and 2013, Bob and Renee gave more than lei137 million to various charities.

Bob is active with social media and uses @DrBobParsons on Twitter.

Brian Sharples , , , Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HomeAway

Sharples co-founded HomeAway with Carl Shepherd in February 2005. He raised over $400 million in private funding to acquire market-leading vacation rental websites around the world. Since then, Sharples has built HomeAway into a cohesive global network backed by a unified technology platform.

Sharples is the former president and chief executive officer of IntelliQuest Information Group, a supplier of marketing data and research to Fortune 500 technology companies. He also completed two successful public offerings and the subsequent sale of IntelliQuest to WPP Group.

An expert in technology brand strategy, Mr. Sharples has counseled several major brands, including Apple, Microsoft and Dell. He currently serves on the board of directors for RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE), Fexy Media, and Twyla. He is an investment advisor to venture capital firm, Institutional Venture Partners, and private equity firm, Tritium Partners. Mr. Sharples is also a passionate entrepreneur and is currently involved with several startups.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in math and economics from Colby College and a master’s degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Betsy Rafael , , , Former Chief Accounting Officer at Apple

Betsy Rafael has more than 30 years of executive financial experience in the technology industry and joined the GoDaddy board in March 2014. Betsy held the position of Vice President and Corporate Controller for Apple since 2007, and in January 2008 was appointed to the additional role of Principal Accounting Officer until her retirement in October 2012.

From April 2002 to September 2006, she served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Cisco Systems, and held the position of Vice President, Corporate Finance for Cisco Systems from September 2006 to August 2007. Over the course of her finance and operations career, Betsy served numerous companies, including Ernst & Young, Sun, SGI, Escalate and Aspect Communications.

Betsy graduated magna cum laude from Santa Clara University with a B.S.C. degree in Accounting, and was appointed to the Santa Clara Board of Trustees in October 2012. She also serves on the boards of Echelon and Autodesk, Inc.

Greg Mondre , , , Managing Partner & Managing Director Silver Lake

Greg Mondre is a Managing Partner and Managing Director of Silver Lake, one of GoDaddy's three investors.

Since joining Silver Lake in 1999, Greg has worked extensively in private equity investing, particularly in technology and technology-enabled industries. Prior to joining Silver Lake, he was a principal at Texas Pacific Group, where he handled a variety of private equity investments including technology ventures. Earlier in his career, Greg worked as an investment banker in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Greg graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics. He currently serves as a director of Avaya, Inc.; IPC Systems, Inc.; Sabre Holdings, Vantage Data Centers, and is on the Operating Committee of SunGard Capital Corp.

Herald Chen , , , Member, Private Equity & Co-Head of Technology, KKR

Herald Chen is a member of the Technology Industry Team within the Private Equity group at KKR, a major GoDaddy investor.

Herald initially worked for KKR from 1995 to 1997, rejoining the firm in 2007. He’s been directly involved with KKR's investments in Visma, Kodak, Sun Microsystems and Kindercare Learning Centers.

Prior to joining KKR, Herald was a Managing Director with Fox Paine & Company, Chief Executive Officer of ACMI Corporation, and Chief Financial Officer and co-Founder of Jamcracker, Inc. He also worked with Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Herald holds a B.S. and a B.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He serves on the board of Visma.

John Park , , , Director, Private Equity KKR

John Park joined KKR in 2013 and is a member of the Technology industry team. In addition to GoDaddy, he is currently a member of the board of directors of SunGard Data Systems, Mitchell International, and Internet Brands, and is also involved with KKR's investment in Ping Identity. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Park was with Apax Partners, where he focused on investments in technology and participated in transactions involving Epicor Software Corporation, Activant Solutions, Paradigm Geophysical and Sophos. Previously, Mr. Park was a member of the mergers & acquisitions practice at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Park holds an A.B., cum laude, in Economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Richard Herrick Kimball , , , Founding General Partner TCV

Rick Kimball is a co-founder of Technology Crossover Ventures, one of three GoDaddy investors.

During his 26 years as a venture capitalist and technology investor, Rick has been involved in countless successful ventures, including Expedia.com, Fandango, Zillow.com and Allbusiness.com.

Prior to TCV, Rick was a Managing Director at Montgomery Securities, where he spent over 10 years focusing on telecommunications and data communications as both a venture capitalist and senior equity research analyst.

Rick holds an A.B. in history from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is currently on the Board of Directors of KGB.com, Liquidnet, Techwell, and Trading Screen. He also serves on Dartmouth's President's Leadership Council, Trustees' Investment Committee and the Dartmouth College Fund Committee.

Lee Wittlinger , , , Director, Silver Lake

Lee Wittlinger joined Silver Lake in 2007 and is a Director. Previously, Mr. Wittlinger worked as an investment banker in the Technology, Media, and Telecom Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions in the technology industry.

He currently serves as a director on the boards of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, GoDaddy and Vantage Data Centers. Mr. Wittlinger graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with dual concentrations in Finance and Accounting.

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