GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY), one of the world’s largest web hosting providers dedicated to small businesses, has appointed Steven Aldrich as Chief Product Officer. Previously the company’s senior vice president of Business Applications, Mr. Aldrich will lead overall product strategy and development across GoDaddy’s Hosting, Presence and Commerce, and Business Applications groups, in the newly created CPO position.
In his new role, Steven Aldrich will focus on delivering sublime experiences for existing customers and identifying new web hosting products and services to expand GoDaddy‘s impact on small business’ success.
“I’m ecstatic to take on this new position and expand my work with the incredible team of engineers and product experts at GoDaddy,” said Steven Aldrich. “With over 13 million customers worldwide, GoDaddy manages one of the largest platforms in the world dedicated to small businesses and we’re uniquely positioned to deliver the next generation of cloud-based products that enable people to fulfill their dreams.”
Aldrich joined GoDaddy in July 2012 as senior vice president of Business Applications, where he has since led the introduction of several cornerstone products including Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy and GoDaddy Email Marketing.
Prior to joining the web hosting provider, Mr. Aldrich spent over a decade at Intuit, where his teams delivered a number of small business offerings, including financial management, payments, websites, customer management and point of sale solutions. Aldrich also has small business experience as the founder of an online company that simplified shopping for insurance. Steven earned an M.B.A. from Stanford and a B.A. in physics from University of North Carolina.
“Steven’s passion for developing breakthrough products that help small businesses succeed is extraordinary,” said GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving. “He looks at every experience through the lens of a small business owner and has incredible empathy for the challenges they face. Steven will play a lead role as GoDaddy continues to enhance and expand its integrated suite of products that empower people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures.”