Irving to Assume CEO Post at Go Daddy

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Come January, the tides will change for web host Go Daddy. On Tuesday, the company announced its selection to replace interim CEO Scott Wagner.

Stepping into the spotlight will be Blake Irving, a tech industry veteran who previously worked at companies including Microsoft and Yahoo.

In a press release, Irving ensured the web host would “continue to be the hub where businesses can come to life, grow and prosper.”

The selection follows a period in which the company served under a CEO holding interim status. Scott Wagner, formerly of KKR took the helm in August after the exit of Warren Adelman who went on to become a special advisor.

“We strive to be the global resource that fuels success for countless entrepreneurs and innovators around the world. As a long time Go Daddy customer, I have seen firsthand an organization that is committed to its customers 24 hours a day and seven days a week and yet there still remains much more we can do to enhance the customer experience,” commented Irving.

Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons, meanwhile, expressed satisfaction with the selection. “Blake Irving’s deep technology experience and his history of developing new cutting-edge products and leading large global teams make him an enormously compelling choice to drive Go Daddy to the next level of its domestic and global growth,” Parsons noted.

The web host operates as the world’s largest domain registrar. In October, the company announced it had brought on Deusch Inc. to help produce TV spots for the upcoming Super Bowl.

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