Go Daddy Appoints SVP of Corporate Development and VP and General Manager of Site Builder Product Line
Dec 20, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Go Daddy, a one-stop shop for small businesses to leverage the power of the Internet, announced that it has hired two new executives to boost expansion around technology partners and products.
According to a release, Go Daddy has hired David Popowitz as its first SVP of Corporate Development and Raj Mukherjee as VP and General Manager of its Site Builder Product line.
Popowitz leads Go Daddy's effort to acquire and partner with companies that offer 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, California office.
The company noted that Mukherjee led Google's SMB application business, which is a natural fit for Go Daddy's 7 million-plus small business 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."
Go Daddy reported that 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 technology companies on strategic and financial matters, with a focus on software, SaaS, Internet and communications companies. Last year, Popowitz was SVP of Finance at RingCentral, a privately-held, SaaS company providing hosted PBX for small businesses.
Mukherjee has a long history with Google and Microsoft, 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.
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