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Leadership Team

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Aman Bhutani, Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of GoDaddy, Aman Bhutani brings over 20 years of experience in technical, management, and leadership roles ushering brands into new eras of innovation and global growth.

Prior to joining GoDaddy in 2019, Aman spent nearly a decade at Expedia Inc., where he served as Brand Expedia Group president from 2015 to 2019 and chief technology officer and SVP of worldwide engineering from 2010 to 2015. Prior to joining Expedia, Aman served as senior vice president at JP Morgan Chase.

In 2018, Aman was elected to the board of directors of The New York Times Company serving the Audit and Finance committees.

He earned his MBA from Lancaster University in Lancashire, England, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Delhi University. Aman and his family live in Seattle, Washington.

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Mark McCaffrey, Chief Financial Officer

As GoDaddy’s Chief Financial Officer, Mark is responsible for the company’s accounting, finance, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, procurement, investor relations and global real estate departments.

Before joining GoDaddy, Mark spent over 20 years holding various roles at PwC in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector. Mark most recently was its US TMT Sector Leader, guiding an experienced team of consultants working across clients in the TMT industries.

He also served as the Global Software Industry Leader for the firm, including the global engagement partner on several of PwC’s largest multinational software and services clients. Mark has experience as a strategic business advisor, with frequent speaking engagements at industry conferences world-wide and annual workshops for financial executives, operational executives, and board members. He also lectures at colleges and universities on the subject of leadership and frequently blogs on industry and leadership topics.

Mark’s career has centered on serving clients in the technology and media industries, particularly on organizations building their digital capabilities. As industries converge, digital innovation has been a hallmark of his work and his clients’ success. A graduate of Pace University, Mark was a member of the Board at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose through 2017 and is currently a President of the Board Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation.

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Michele Lau, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

As Chief Legal Officer, Michele is responsible for GoDaddy’s legal, compliance and internal audit functions. Prior to joining GoDaddy, Michele was SVP, Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel at McKesson, where she served as an advisor to McKesson’s Board of Directors and partnered with senior management on strategic initiatives and corporate transactions. Previously, Michele was Corporate Attorney in the San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Michele co-chairs the National Asian Pacific Bar Association’s In-House Counsel Mentoring Program and serves on the board of directors of the Asian Pacific Fund. Michele previously served on the board of directors of Project Open Hand.

Michele holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. Prior to attending law school, she studied at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and worked as a Coordinator for International Relations for the City of Wakayama, Japan.

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Karen Tillman, Chief Communications Officer

Karen Tillman is the SVP and Chief Communications Officer at GoDaddy, and has more than two decades of experience managing corporate communications programs for global technology companies. Prior to joining GoDaddy, Karen was the Chief Communications Officer of Cisco, which she joined in 2010 and helped lead the reputational turnaround in 2011 - 2012. Before Cisco, Karen served as VP of Global Corporate Communications at Oracle, where she worked for 12 years.

Karen joined GoDaddy in 2013 and was charged with leading a brand and reputational overhaul to better reflect the company’s mission of providing technology to small businesses. Through the management of public relations, social media, community engagement, executive communication, corporate social responsibility, and employee communications, the company has significantly changed its reputation in the market.

Karen studied at the University of California, Irvine and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Comparative Literature.

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Monica Bailey, Chief People Officer

As head of GoDaddy’s people and culture, Monica is responsible for talent and performance management, total rewards, learning and development, hiring, inclusion and partnership with our people and leaders worldwide. Since joining GoDaddy in 2013, Monica has implemented several initiatives including an updated performance review process in partnership with Stanford to reduce unconscious bias, while reinforcing great performance and a distinct culture. Additionally, she’s been instrumental in leveling and career structure, pay parity and an employee feedback engine to improve both GoDaddy’s culture and company.

Prior to GoDaddy, Monica worked at Microsoft for 17 years where she worked as a trusted business partner, helped create the HR Mergers and Acquisitions practice and ran the top of the house internal assessment and development program aimed at growing top talent for future challenges, including President and CEO successors for the company. She also ran her own HR coaching and consulting firm.

Monica holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and Communications, with a focus on Women’s Studies from Washington State University.

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Charles Beadnall, Chief Technology Officer

Charles is responsible for ensuring GoDaddy engineering delivers a more powerful, integrated experience to customers through the adoption of key technologies. He leads the company’s global platform and infrastructure organization.

Before joining GoDaddy in 2013, Charles was responsible for ad serving and personalization platforms at Yahoo! Prior to Yahoo!, he held engineering leadership positions at Metaweb Technologies, Verisign and WR Hambrecht + Co.

Charles studied at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Northwestern University.

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Lauren Antonoff, President, GoDaddy Experiences

As President of GoDaddy Experiences, Lauren, in partnership with our CMO, operates our US business focused on helping independent entrepreneurs succeed online. Lauren is responsible for product design and development for our Websites + Marketing suite and our line of do-it-for-you services, both designed to guide customers to look great, be everywhere that matters, and sell more.

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.

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Fara Howard, Chief Marketing Officer

Fara Howard joins us most recently from Amazon Fashion where she led Marketing for the US business.

Prior to Amazon, Fara was the Global Head of Marketing at Vans and had the honor of bringing their brand to life for their 50th Anniversary. Her career also includes over a decade at Dell, including leading North America Consumer and Small Business Marketing and establishing Dell’s in-house digital agency. She started her marketing career at Gatorade, which taught her the importance of intimately knowing your customer. She remains steadfast that marketing’s primary role is to understand and advocate for the customer.

Fara received her MBA at the University of Michigan—Go Blue!

She met her husband there as well so Ann Arbor holds a special place in her heart. Outside of the office, Fara is an avid athlete and loves doing anything outdoors, particularly if it involves her husband and three ridiculously active boys, ages 9, 10 and 11.

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James Carroll, President, GoDaddy International

As President of GoDaddy’s International Business, James manages and drives all operations for GoDaddy’s international P&L; including strategic planning, marketing, localization and the development of global technologies.

Prior to joining GoDaddy in 2013, James was Senior Vice President at Yahoo! running 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.

Before Yahoo, James spent 13 years at Microsoft as General Manager managing the MSN international team and later, the Windows and Windows Live international teams. He also spent 5 years at Claris/Apple as a project leader working on the full suite of Apple and Claris products on Mac and Windows managing engineering, Internationalization and localization efforts.

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Auguste Goldman, President of Care & Services

As head of GoDaddy’s Customer Care team, Auguste leads our 7,000 strong force of seasoned guides, our relentless advocates for our customer’s success and supporters of their journey from their first idea to online success. GoDaddy’s Care team spans the globe as we follow our customers in their language, delivering knowledgeable and passionate Care. Prior to running our Care team, Auguste has served as our Chief People Officer and our Chief Information Officer leading key functions of our company for over 10 years.

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Roger Chen, President of Domain Registrars & Investors

As President of Domain Registrars and Investors Business, Roger leads our team that focuses on serving these customer segments, and is responsible for GoDaddy’s Domains operations. Prior to this role, Roger was the Regional President and SVP of Asia Pacific for GoDaddy, on point to build a market-leading position in the APAC region by delivering compelling end-to-end experiences supported by world-class go to market activities.

Prior to GoDaddy, Roger spent 6 years at Yahoo where he last served as VP of Product Management and led PM and Design teams for Media, Search, eCommerce, Mobile, Partnerships, and Custom Solutions in Asia. Before Yahoo, Roger held product leadership position in the consumer laptop group at Dell.

Roger holds a B.A. degree, double-major in Computer Science and Economics, from University of California at Berkeley.

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Osama Bedier, President, Commerce

Osama leads GoDaddy’s rapidly growing commerce division in building seamless payments and commerce solution for GoDaddy’s millions of everyday entrepreneurs.

An Egyptian-American entrepreneur and investor with a deep passion for improving lives through technology, Osama has spent the last two decades pioneering consumer internet, digital commerce and better payments experiences.

Before joining GoDaddy in 2021, Osama founded and was the CEO of Poynt, an connected commerce operating system that enables small businesses with technology superpowers. Prior to founding Poynt, Osama served as Vice President of Payments and founder of Google Wallet. Prior to Google, he spent nine years running product and engineering at PayPal, building and scaling much of what made them a household name. He has also held engineering leadership roles at eBay, Gateway Computers and AT&T Wireless. Osama actively invests and advises many fintech start-ups mainly through his investment partnership at NYCA partners.

Board of Directors

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Aman Bhutani, Chief Executive Officer

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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.

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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.

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Herald Chen, President and CFO, AppLovin Corporation

Prior to this role, he was head of KKR’s Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) investing, focused primarily in the Americas, where he led the firm’s investment in AppLovin. He rejoined KKR in 2007, having previously worked for the firm from 1995 to 1997, and served as Chairman of the Board for several companies including BMC, Epicor Software, Optiv Security, and Mitchell International.

In addition to AppLovin, Herald serves on the Board of Directors of WebMD, Internet Brands, GoDaddy, Teach for America-Bay Area, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Management and Technology Program. His operational experience includes roles as CEO of ACMI Corporation and co-founder and CFO of Jamcracker, Inc.

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

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Lee Wittlinger, Managing Director Silver Lake

Lee Wittlinger is a Managing Director in the Menlo Park office of Silver Lake, which he joined in 2007. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Cast & Crew, GoDaddy, Oak View Group and WP Engine. He also is closely involved with Silver Lake’s investments in Endeavor, Learfield IMG and Unity, and previously served as a director of Vantage Data Centers and as a member of GoDaddy’s audit committee. Prior to Silver Lake, 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. 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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Mark Garrett, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Adobe

Mark believes that bold decision-making and transparency are critical to transforming and growing a company. Under his guidance, Adobe completed the fastest transition to a cloud-based subscription model among companies in the software industry. A “people’s CFO” with an MBA in organizational behavior, Mark is just as comfortable talking about numbers as he is about leading and developing teams. In 2015, the Silicon Valley Business Journal named him “Public Company CFO of the Year.” In 2017, Institutional Investor magazine ranked him No. 1 in the Best Software CFO category by sell-side analysts. Mark currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Pure Storage, Cisco and Snowflake.

While in college, Mark hoped to become a veterinarian, but quickly found out that accounting, not organic chemistry, was the right fit for him.

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Caroline Donahue, Former Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Intuit

Caroline brings extensive operating experience in international sales and marketing and over 30 years in the high tech industry. Her expertise includes brand, digital marketing, customer acquisition, global expansion, multi-channel distribution, and sales management – with an emphasis on SMB. Caroline previously had roles at Intuit—Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales officer, as well as Senior VP of Sales and Director of Sales and Marketing. She also had sales, channel management, and field marketing roles at Apple Inc., NeXT Computer, and Knowledge Adventure. She serves on several boards, including Experian PLC, a Global data and information services company based in London, Emerge America, a political non-profit focused on recruiting and training women to run for office, and the Computer History Museum, the premier institution focused on the past and present of the high tech industry. In addition, she is on the Executive Committee of Northwestern C100, a women’s professional networking and mentoring group, and is a mentor for She-Can, a non profit which helps women from Rwanda and Cambodia succeed in US colleges and beyond. Caroline has a B.A. in English from Northwestern University and resides in the Bay Area and New York City.

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Ryan Roslansky, Chief Executive Officer at LinkedIn

Ryan Roslansky is the CEO of LinkedIn, the world’s largest and most powerful network of professionals. Ryan joined the company in May 2009 and has since held leadership roles in every part of LinkedIn’s business. He led the evolution of LinkedIn’s products into a single, holistic, global ecosystem of more than 690 million members, 50 million companies, 90 thousand schools and 36 thousand skills. Under his leadership, LinkedIn has also seen record levels of engagement on the platform and accelerated growth across the company.

Most recently, Ryan held the role of global head of product where he oversaw all teams responsible for building and creating the next generation of LinkedIn products and experiences. He set the company’s product strategy and oversaw product development, user experience, business development, and customer operations.

Prior to his head of product role, Ryan held leadership positions across the R&D organization, helping to launch groundbreaking new experiences for consumers and customers, including the simplification of the new LinkedIn desktop design and flagship mobile app, the launch of LinkedIn Learning, as well as the debut of our Influencer program and content platform. He has also played pivotal roles across the company’s key acquisitions, including Lynda.com, SlideShare, and Pulse. Ryan also serves on the board of directors for GoDaddy Inc.

Before LinkedIn, Ryan was senior vice president of products and content at Glam Media, and held various product and general management positions at Yahoo!, including spearheading the acquisition of Overture in 2003.

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Leah Sweet, Senior Vice President PayPal

Leah Sweet is a Senior Vice President at PayPal responsible for Global Design, Delivery and Operations and also serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO of PayPal. She drives execution of the product strategy by fostering collaboration across the enterprise with responsibilities including PayPal Enterprise Product Delivery & Planning, User Experience & Design, Product World Readiness & Content Strategy, Product Risk Management and Business Operations.

Since joining PayPal in 2012, she has played a pivotal role in transforming PayPal’s product delivery team and processes to be customer-focused which enabled consistent double-digit revenue and EPS growth. As a member of PayPal’s Senior Leadership Team, she focuses on enabling product delivery that supports its operational and financial metrics.

Prior to PayPal, Ms. Sweet worked at CA Technologies, where she led the Customer Success organization for its top 100 customers. She also previously served as Deputy CIO of the State of Arizona and spent eleven years at American Express in various product, technology, platform and security related roles.

Ms. Sweet is a board member of the Arizona Technology Council. She holds a degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State University. She resides in Arizona with her husband and family and is a lifelong student of science, history, culture and the arts as well as an avid sports enthusiast.