GoDaddy CTO Resigns To Join Google

by CXOtoday News Desk    Apr 19, 2016


US domain registrar and hosting services provider GoDaddy announced in a regulatory filing that its CTO and executive vice president, Elissa E Murphy, resigned on 12 April. According to media reports, Murphy will join Google, however, his new role is not yet disclosed. She will leave GoDaddy on 17 May. 

In a statement to Fortune, CEO Blake Irving said of Murphy, “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.” 

Irving added that chief information and infrastructure officer Arne Josefberg will become GoDaddy’s new CTO. 

According to a report by WIRED, now GoDaddy has more women in technical and engineering jobs than at places like Google and Facebook. Murphy was instrumental in setting up GoDaddy’s partnership with the Anita Borg Institute.

With Murphy, GoDaddy updated its online infrastructure, including building atop software tools like OpenStack, Hadoop and Spark. While some wonder whether GoDaddy will be able to keep up the momentum it has built on overhauling its technology with Murphy, the company will continue to roll out new services in support of cloud.

Murphy’s exit has come amid a time when the company is expanding its cloud-computing operations. GoDaddy, for its part, recently launched cloud infrastructure services aimed at its SMB clients. GoDaddy is also rapidly expanding its core business to transform into a Robust company in the web hosting sector and the Cloud Data Storage sector. 

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