Press Release: Liquid Web Appoints Former GoDaddy Executive Jeff King to Board of Directors

LANSING, Mich., June 14, 2017 — Liquid Web, LLC, (www.liquidweb.com), a $100-million managed hosting provider focused on web-reliant professionals, today announced the appointment of Jeff King to the company’s board of directors. King brings more than 25 years of technology leadership experience to his seat on the board.

“We admire what Jeff did with the GoDaddy Pro brand, and we look forward to his contributions to our business strategy and product development as we focus on fulfilling the hosting needs for small to medium businesses and the designers, developers, and agencies that create for them,” said Liquid Web CEO Jim Geiger. “Jeff’s appointment to our board signifies Liquid Web’s continued dedication to serving businesses that are born in and dependent on the cloud and web to deliver products and services to the masses.”

Most recently, King held the title of senior vice president and general manager of hosting and security at GoDaddy. In this position, King oversaw the hosting and security business unit. King is also an affiliate of the Webb Investment Network, which provides entrepreneurs with assistance across all areas of the startup lifecycle. The group’s dedication to investing in companies that use technology to improve the way the world operates, cements not only King’s passion for the industry, but also his belief that the right technology can make or break a business.

“I am excited to join Liquid Web and be part of a team with such a stellar reputation for customer service and is focused on helping web professionals that require managed hosting needs,” King said. “With its 20 years of industry experience, Liquid Web is a proven leader in managed web hosting. I look forward to helping expand its portfolio and showcasing the individuals that power their incredible customer service experience, which takes the hassle out of hosting and allows customers to focus on growing their businesses.”

Jeff’s vast experience in driving product teams has made him an invaluable resource to some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, and over the course of his career he has held leadership positions at eBay, Magento, Cybersource/Visa, and Sun Microsystems. He lives in California with his wife of 17 years and his two daughters. Outside the office, you can find Jeff traveling with his family or climbing the Santa Cruz mountains on his bike.

 

About Liquid Web

Liquid Web powers content, commerce and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. The $100 million web hosting and cloud services provider known for its high- performance services and exceptional customer support delivers reliable, highly-available, secure and hassle-free hosting backed with a human touch. Liquid Web offers a broad portfolio designed so customers can choose a hosting solution that is hands-on or hands-off or a hybrid of the two. The company owns and manages its own data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings spanning from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to managed WordPress and continues to evolve its service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of its web-reliant, professional customers. With over 30,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has assembled a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers. As an industry leader in customer service*, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for the last ten years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.liquidweb.com, or read our blog posts at http://www.liquidweb.com/blog. Stay up to date with all Liquid Web events on Twitter and LinkedIn.

*2016 Net Promoter Score of 71

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LANSING, Mich. – April 18, 2017 – Liquid Web, a $100 million managed hosting provider focused on web-dependent professionals, brings innovation back to the world of managed WordPress hosting with the addition of a new visual comparison tool, automatic SSL and other capabilities expected to benefit customers. Continue reading “Press Release: ‘We’re Not Done Yet’: Liquid Web Brings Innovation Back to Managed WordPress Hosting”

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WordPress is the web’s most popular content management system, and collectively its users publish more than 58 million new pages each month. Ninety-nine percent of more than 75 million WordPress sites are secure, but that still leaves one percent, which includes more than 750,000 sites that are potentially vulnerable. WordPress users can make sure they stay out of the one percent by addressing these five critical areas of security: Continue reading “Press Release: Deter WordPress Hackers with 5 Security Essentials from Liquid Web”

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