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 NRI Aman Bhutani, Ex-President of Expedia Group  Joins GoDaddy
GoDaddy is the World’s largest domain registrar and web hosting company in US


Los Angeles, August 27, 2019 A.Gary Singh

GoDaddy and  Board of Directors has named Aman Bhutani as the company’s new CEO, effective September 4th, 2019.  Scott Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, will step down for health reasons.

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GoDaddy Inc. is the world’s largest domain registrar and web hosting company. It has more than 18M customers worldwide and 78M  domain names under management. It is the place where people come to build a professional website and attract customers for their business.

Aman Bhutani said: “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this incredible company. GoDaddy's extraordinary focus on constantly innovating and improving for its entrepreneurs has built a devoted and rapidly growing customer base.  I look forward to working closely with everyone at the company to seize the vast opportunities that lie ahead.

"It has been a great privilege to lead GoDaddy and to have grown with the company for almost eight years," said Scott Wagner, GoDaddy's Chief Executive Officer.  "The Board and I have worked to identify a tremendous successor, and lay the groundwork for a smooth transition.  Aman brings a wealth of experience to GoDaddy – an extraordinary track record in growing a scaled business, deep expertise in product and engineering, and strong delivery across go-to-market.  Aman is an exceptional leader, and has created strong followings in every organization he's led. He will fit in well with GoDaddy's culture, while drawing upon his comprehensive skills, mindset and experience to lead the company into the future."

Chuck Robel, GoDaddy's chairman, cited Bhutani for having extensive knowledge and experience on product and engineering teams and said he helped deliver strong growth for the company.

  • GoDaddy was founded in 1997 in Baltimore, Maryland, by entrepreneur Bob Parsons. Prior to GoDaddy, Parsons sold his financial software services company, Parsons Technology, to Intuit for $65 million in 1994. Parsons came out of his retirement in 1997 to launch Jomax Technologies, which later became GoDaddy Group Inc. GoDaddy received a strategic investment from private equity funds, KKR, Silver Lake, and Technology Crossover Ventures.
  • GoDaddy has a stock-market value of about $13 billion, placing it fourth among Arizona-based corporations.  The company counts 19 million customers worldwide. GoDaddy stock rose 85 cents a share Thursday to $74.23.

The CEO announcement came on a day when GoDaddy reported a second-quarter loss of $12.6 million, or 7 cents a share, reversing a profit of $18.1 million, or 12 cents a share, in the same period last year, despite a 13% increase in revenue to $737 million.

  • GoDaddy's customer count has risen nearly 6% over the past year, helped by a partnership with PayPal and connections with Facebook, Yelp and Google My Business.
  • He helped to develop a single global technology platform to support multiple brands and partners, serving 90 million unique monthly visitors and driving more than $50 billion in annual bookings, GoDaddy said in a statement.

President, Brand Expedia Group-Expedia Group, July 2015 – Present 4 years 2 months, Bellevue, WA:

  • Mr. Bhutani runs all global business operations of the Brand Expedia Group including the Expedia brand globally and a set of regional brands including Travelocity, Orbitz, Cheaptickets, eBookers and Wotif.
  • Bhutani also played a key role in the company’s integrations of acquired companies such as Orbitz, Wotif and Travelocity.
  • As the President of Brand Expedia Group, the largest contributor to the company's 19% annual growth over the last five years. 
  • Before this he was Brand Expedia Group’s chief technology officer and senior vice president of worldwide engineering from 2010 to 2015
  • As Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering,  Bhutani led the vision and development of a single global technology platform designed to support multiple brands and partners, serving 90 million monthly unique visitors and driving more than $50 billion in annual gross bookings value. 
  • Under his leadership, Brand Expedia grew revenue healthy double digits through a mixture of organic and inorganic growth. 
  •  The organic growth strategy was driven by extending the product portfolio, offering more options to travelers, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of a $1 billion annual performance market spend through automation and machine learning. 

We are so grateful for Aman’s contribution to Expedia Group and wish him well in his new endeavor,” said Mark Okerstrom, Expedia Group CEO and president, in an emailed statement.
Mr. Bhutani previously served in senior technology and eCommerce roles at JPMorgan Chase and Washington Mutual; as the founder and technical lead at a startup, Critical Sense, Inc.; and as a senior engineer at a consultancy, Connexions Technologies.

1916:  Bhutani said he aimed to emulate the work style of chef Jiro Ono, the subject of the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi. “Jiro is a shokunin, and his simple goal is to come in every day and make better sushi than yesterday. My goal in life is to come in every day and be a better person than I was yesterday. I believe that will make me a better leader,” Bhutani said.
Mr. Bhutani holds a B.A. in economics from Delhi University and an M.B.A. from Lancaster University.

  • Bhutani is a member of the Innovation Advisory Council for the city of Seattle
  • In 2018,  Aman S. Bhutani was elected to the Board of Directors of The New York Times Company.