Appoints Dave Koston, of cPanel and Cloudflare, Chief Technology Officer

July 20, 2023 Appoints Dave Koston, of cPanel and Cloudflare, Chief Technology Officer, Managed WordPress Hosting Platform, announces the hiring of Dave Koston as its Chief Technology Officer, where he’ll oversee all things Engineering and Infrastructure.

Koston brings over twenty years of experience in enterprise technology to the growing platform. Former VP of Operations and employee number 3 at cPanel, Koston helped grow the business to 75 employees and high double digit MM revenue while also helping cPanel become the leading web hosting control panel software in the world.

Koston also worked at Cloudflare where he led the TLS team, which was responsible for managing SSL Certificates for millions of customers including enterprise customers in banking and other fields. He also led a team at Cloudflare to build the API that powers Cloudflare's joint venture with Baidu, Yunjiasu (​​).

More recently, Koston was an Area Architect at Coalition, a cyber security startup valued at over $5 Billion, where he helped build products to secure and protect businesses across hundreds of different industries.

Dave Koston on his new position, "Joining is one of the most exciting choices I’ve made in my career. Ben and the team have created amazing value for their customers by focusing on pushing the boundaries of content delivery and security through development of new technologies, and most importantly, by being relentlessly passionate about their clients’ success. I can’t wait to help continue to create new innovations and deliver delightful experiences for consumers."

“Hiring Dave was something I’ve been banking on since the beginning of” said Ben Gabler, CEO at “I've successfully worked with Dave on various projects over the last twenty years and his experience across the hosting, edge, security and overall SaaS space is invaluable for the future of the platform.”

With Dave leading up engineering, will be heavily investing in new product development, including its all-new Intelligent Edge Platform that leverages AI to balance traffic across multiple CDN platforms around the globe.

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