Web Hosting Company Endurance Hires Karen Williams As Senior Vice President, M&A Integration

Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI), with a family of web hosting brands that includes Bluehost, HostGator, iPage and Domain.com, has announced the appointment of Karen Williams as Senior Vice President, M&A Integration. Additionally, Sham Sao was appointed as Senior Vice President of Products.

Karen Williams will manage the transition of new business units into the Endurance family, working closely with the Corporate Development team and Endurance’s family of brands. She will be responsible for the integration of all acquisitions, ensuring the newly acquired business operations are folded into the portfolio of brands.

Karen Williams previously served as Director of Integration for IBM

Ms. Williams previously served as Director of Integration for IBM, where she led the integration of three key acquisitions: Ounce Labs, Green Hat, and Fiberlink. Williams was responsible for the daily operations of the business while ensuring a smooth and seamless integration into IBM for the acquired employees and customers. While there, she directed a cross functional, global team in successful integration, spanning all business functions. Ms. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire.

New Senior Vice President of Products

Sham Sao joins Endurance from Citrix, where he was responsible for Product Management, Product Marketing, and Strategy. While there, he also led Product Portfolio Management and Strategy initially across the largest division, and then subsequently across the $3 billion spectrum of Citrix products.

Mr. Sao has significant experience building, launching, and growing cloud product offerings. Prior to Citrix, Sao was at OneSource, where he was responsible for launching a new web-based offering that substantially grew unique visitors to the website. At Deploy Solutions, he was a member of the executive team that drove consistent revenue growth, resulting in the company winning a spot on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list for high-growth companies.

“I’m excited to be leading the Products function,” said Sham Sao.

In Mr. Sao’s new role as Senior Vice President of Products, he will build out and lead Endurance’s overall Products function. This will include leading the Product Line Management and Product Marketing teams, as well as setting the strategic direction for Endurance’s product portfolio.

“Small and medium businesses are the growth engine for the global economy, and Endurance is well positioned to help them build out their digital presence to take their businesses to the next level,” said Sham Sao. “I’m excited to be leading the Products function and looking forward to delivering innovative solutions that help SMBs exceed their growth goals.”

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