|[December 17, 2012]
Go Daddy Escalates Corporate & Product Development Focus
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Daddy, a one-stop shop for small businesses to leverage the power of
the Internet, has hired two new executives to boost expansion around
technology partners and products. Go Daddy has hired David Popowitz as
its first Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Raj
Mukherjee as Vice President and General Manager of its Site Builder
Popowitz leads Go Daddy's effort to acquire and partner with companies
that offer best-in-class products and services which enhance the
customer experience and their success. Mukherjee is leveraging his past
SMB experience to bolster Go Daddy's already feature-rich Website
Builder and other related products.
Both Popowitz and Mukherjee are based in Go Daddy's new Mountain View,
"Go Daddy has grown to be a billion dollar business, almost exclusively
through organic development which is truly amazing," said Popowitz.
"Now, in the next chapter of Go Daddy's growth story, the company is
well-positioned to leverage its scale, technology and brand to expand
further through partnerships and acquisitions aimed at helping small
businesses succeed online."
Go Daddy has a successful track record with strategic acquisitions. Its
acquired assets, in aggregate, represent in excess of $100 million in
In July, Go Daddy acquired Outright.com,
financial management application company based in Silicon Valley. Outright.com
connects business owners to their finances from anywhere, allowing
businesses to easily handle bookkeeping, by delivering real-time
Mukherjee led Google's (News - Alert) SMB application business, which is a natural fit
for Go Daddy's 7 million-plus small business customers. "Go Daddy has
already helped millions upon millions of customers thrive online,"
Mukherjee said. "Go Daddy's premise is simple - give small businesses
the tools they need to succeed online - while keeping services
time-efficient and easy-to-use. Now, we're going to accelerate our
product evolution process in order to keep growing with our customers'
Mukherjee and Popowitz are both on board to fuel Go Daddy's ongoing
expansion, which has been underway for months now. In November, Go Daddy
partnered with DudaMobile to launch mobile
Website Builder, a service that automates the integration of Web and
mobile sites to save businesses time and expand their customer reach. As
part of the recent Go Daddy Website Builder product launch, more than
700,000 mobile optimized sites were enabled, catapulting Go Daddy to be
one of the largest mobile website hosting companies in the world.
"Go Daddy's plan is to evolve our website building technology and to
acquire and partner with companies in ways that help us improve the
quality, simplicity and range of services we provide our customers,"
said Go Daddy Interim CEO Scott Wagner. "David Popowitz and Raj
Mukherjee bring a diverse set of skills, experience and expertise to
lead this next, exciting phase."
Prior to joining Go Daddy, Popowitz was an investment banker at Morgan
Stanley, Deutsche Bank and most recently Credit Suisse where he led the
Technology Investment Banking Group. Over 18 years, Popowitz advised
some of the leading technology companies on strategic and financial
matters, with a focus on software, SaaS (News - Alert), Internet and communications
companies. Last year, Popowitz was SVP of Finance at RingCentral, a
privately-held, SaaS company providing hosted PBX (News - Alert) for small businesses.
Popowitz is also an active angel investor and advisor to start-ups. He
earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Arts from
Mukherjee has a long history with Google and Microsoft (News - Alert), helping shape
major products offerings - most recently Google Apps and Office 365,
respectively. He has more than a decade of experience in creating and
developing software. Mukherjee is working on his dual MBA from Columbia
University Business School, New York & Haas School of Business at
California, Berkeley. He graduated from Jadavpur University in India
with honors, studying Computer Science & Engineering.
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