Leadership Team

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Aman Bhutani, Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of GoDaddy, Aman 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 leadership roles of the worldwide engineering team culminating as chief technology officer from 2010 to 2015. Prior to joining Expedia, Aman held multiple technology roles at JPMorgan Chase and Co. and Washington Mutual, Inc. Prior to that, Aman founded and was the technical lead at a startup, and was a senior engineer at a consultancy.

In 2018, Aman was elected to the board of directors of The New York Times Company and currently serves on 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 Washington in the Seattle area.

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Roger Chen, Chief Operating Officer

Roger joined GoDaddy in 2015 as Vice President of Asia, and in 2018, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Asia Pacific region. In 2020, he became President of GoDaddy’s Domain Registrars and Investors Business. Roger holds a B.A. degree, with majors in Computer Science and Economics, from the University of California at Berkeley.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Paul Nicks, President, Domain Registrars and Investors

Paul joined GoDaddy in April 2007 as the development lead of CashParking and brought experience as an engineering generalist in SQL database management and front-end engineering for ASP and .Net technologies with his arrival. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Aftermarket – a role he held for over six years. In his time with the company, he has taken on roles of increasing responsibility and scope in GoDaddy’s Aftermarket area of the business, including engineering and later the product side of the house.

In his current role, Paul oversees all areas of GoDaddy domains, registrar, corporate, and investors. Throughout his long tenure with the company, Paul has been passionate about customers and their experiences with GoDaddy's products and services. From making domain name investors more money to continuing to focus on experimentation, his mission remains constant: Help customers find not just any domain, but the right domain.

Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Capella University, and his Master of Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

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Gourav Pani, President, US Independents

As President of US Independents, Gourav oversees all areas of GoDaddy's domestic business covering the Everyday Entrepreneur, which includes software and services such as GoDaddy Websites+Marketing that enable them. He joined GoDaddy in 2020 to lead GoDaddy.com, Search and Customer Marketing.

He focuses his teams on experimentation to rapidly learn and deliver simple and seamless experiences that increase customer value and trust.

A software engineer by trade, prior to GoDaddy, Gourav worked across a wide variety of verticals such as supply chain, IT services, SaaS, telecommunications and travel. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Computer Science and Economics from Hanover College.

Board of Directors

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Aman Bhutani, Chief Executive Officer

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Charles Robel, Board Chair 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, Former Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HomeAway

Brian 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. Mr. Sharples built HomeAway into a cohesive global network backed by a unified technology platform.

Mr. 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 Executive Vice President and 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, Former Senior Vice President PayPal

Leah Sweet is the former Senior Vice President at PayPal responsible for Global Design, Delivery and Operations and also served as Chief of Staff to the CEO of PayPal. In such roles, she drove 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.

She 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 focused 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.

Committee Composition

Brian Sharples

Chairperson: Compensation and Human Capital Committee

Mark Garrett

Chairperson: Audit and Finance Committee

Caroline Donahue

Member: Audit and Finance Committee and Compensation and Human Capital Committee

Herald Chen

Member: Audit and Finance Committee

Chuck Robel

Member: Audit and Finance Committee

Ryan Roslansky

Member: Nominating and Governance Committee

Leah Sweet

Chairperson: Nominating and Governance Committee
Member: Compensation and Human Capital Committee

Lee Wittlinger

Member: Nominating and Governance Committee















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