Elissa Murphy Leaves Web Host GoDaddy to Join Cloud Giant Google

April 16, 2016
Elissa Murphy Leaves Web Host GoDaddy to Join Cloud Giant Google
Elissa Murphy is leaving web host GoDaddy to join cloud giant Google. GoDaddy, which has headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, is a globally recognized brand that provides a range of web hosting and domain registration services. The company specializes in offering smaller companies the tools they need to establish a viable web presence. GoDaddy is a household name in the United States because of its risque Super Bowl advertising.

The company manages 62 million domain names globally and offers domains with over 400 different extensions. Its services extend to Office 365 and other SaaS solutions. Ms. Murphy was the company’s Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of its cloud computing business group.

The timing is unfortunate for GoDaddy. The company had recently announced a cloud computing option designed to compete with players like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and indeed Google Cloud. Ms. Murphy oversaw this activity. The company’s Chief Information and Infrastructure Officer Arne Josefsberg will take over from Ms. Murphy. There is currently no indication what Ms. Murphy’s role at Google.

“She has been instrumental in the evolution of the company, and while we will miss her greatly, we wish her the very best as she takes on a new and exciting challenge at Google,” suggested Blake Irving is the Chief Executive Officer and Board Director of the GoDaddy group of companies in a statement to Fortune magazine.

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