GoDaddy Announces New CIO
Cloud Computing Expert Arne Josefsberg Takes Helm as CIO as GoDaddy Expands
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- January 15, 2014
GoDaddy, the Web’s largest platform for small businesses, has hired technology
industry veteran Arne Josefsberg as its new Executive Vice President, Chief
Infrastructure Officer and Chief Information Officer. Josefsberg brings
extensive expertise in building scalable cloud computing environments, data
centers, large scale operations and information technology systems, and will
oversee GoDaddy’s global cloud infrastructure and information systems.
Josefsberg, a long-time Microsoft veteran, most recently served as Chief
Technology Officer at ServiceNow, where he led technology advances and drove
expansion of the company’s cloud computing strategy. Having built and operated
one of the world’s largest infrastructures at Microsoft, he has a reputation
as a strategic technology visionary and innovator.
“GoDaddy’s mission to help small business globally is inspirational, and
offers a unique opportunity to build a massively scalable infrastructure that
serves our 12 million – and growing – customers,” said Josefsberg. “GoDaddy
has the size and scale that allows us to reach a previously under-served
customer base, and necessitates a global infrastructure that allows us to
serve them seamlessly.”
There are an estimated 28 million small businesses in the U.S. alone^1 and 125
million worldwide.^2 Of those 28 million, 85 percent of businesses have fewer
than five employees. GoDaddy serves more than 12 million customers worldwide,
mostly very small businesses looking to grow online.
“As GoDaddy expands our global reach and product portfolio, a world-class and
scalable technology infrastructure is critical to our success,” said GoDaddy
CEO Blake Irving. “As a passionate technology executive, Arne brings a long
history of creating technology that makes a difference in people’s lives – and
that’s exactly what we are doing here at GoDaddy.”
Josefsberg will work alongside former colleague Elissa Murphy, who joined
GoDaddy in April as Chief Technology Officer. GoDaddy employs more than 4,000
employees and over the past year hired key technology talent from companies
such as Microsoft, Cisco, Google, Yahoo!, eBay and AT&T. GoDaddy has plans to
expand into 60 markets and offer products and services in 30 languages by
Josefsberg graduated with a Master of Science degree in Engineering Physics at
Lund University in Sweden and began his career developing software for
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^1 GoDaddy research; U.S. Census Bureau, Longitudinal Business Database
1977–2010, 2009 County Business Patterns, 2010,
^2 Source: International Finance Corp., member of the World Bank Group,
“Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Around the World: How Many Are There,
and What Affects the Count?” 2010
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