The Liquid Web Family of Brands Attracts Top Talent

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The brand welcomes four experienced leaders to join the Affiliate and Marketing teams.

LANSING, Mich., August 03, 2021 – Liquid Web Family of Brands, a market leader in managed hosting, digital commerce cloud, and WordPress software services to small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced an addition to its leadership team who will help drive forward the brand mission to power the online potential of growing businesses and organizations, and the designers, developers, and agencies who create for them.

The Liquid Web Family of Brands is proud to attract talent to its growing leadership team.

Travis Jacobson, VP of Affiliates

In a newly created role, Jacobson will lead the Liquid Web, Nexcess, and StellarWP affiliate teams by attracting, growing, and supporting affiliate partners. Jacobson is a seasoned affiliate leader having started his first affiliate role in 2007 and has had progressive roles with industry leaders such as BlueHost, Automattic, and most recently with SEM. He brings a great amount of experience in both the eCommerce and lead generation verticals of affiliate marketing.

Josh Ward, VP of Application Sales

Liquid Web also welcomes back Josh Ward. Ward led the Nexcess Sales team from 2014-2020 and most recently was with Alpha Hosting. Ward will oversee the Nexcess sales and partner teams with a focus on agencies and creators that build sites and stores for the SMB market. Ward brings a wealth of experience in sysadmin work and IT consulting to his years of sales and marketing.

Matt Pretti, Senior Director of Demand Generation

And lastly, joining the Demand Generation team for Nexcess is Matt Pretti. Pretti joins the Nexcess brand with a decade-plus experience in the hosting industry - with tenure at Hostgator and Commission Junction. Pretti will lead the Nexcess Marketing team with a focus on marketing campaigns for Managed Applications products.

“We could not be more excited about attracting this level of energy, expertise, and experience to our Liquid Web Family of Brands,” said EVP & GM for Liquid Web, Carrie Wheeler. “Attracting these talented, experienced professionals validates our mission to grow by providing innovative and high-performance technology, service, and support to the entrepreneurs and creators growing their businesses online.”

Visit the Liquid Web Family of Brands page to learn more.

About Liquid Web

Building on over 24 years of success, our Liquid Web Family of Brands delivers software, solutions, and managed services for mission-critical sites, stores, and applications to SMBs and the designers, developers, and agencies who create for them. Liquid Web (Managed Hosting), Nexcess (Digital Commerce Cloud), and StellarWP (WordPress Software and Tools) have more than 500,000+ sites under management, have over 50,000 software subscribers, and 1 million+ free version Software users. Collectively, the companies have assembled a world-class team of industry experts, provide unparalleled service from solution engineers available 24/7/365, and own and manage 10 global data centers. As an industry leader in customer service, the rapidly expanding brand family has been recognized among INC. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies for twelve years. Learn more about the Liquid Web Family of Brands.


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Terry Trout is the VP of Marketing at Liquid Web, responsible for lead generation, public relations and internal communications. Terry has decades of experience with technology companies focused on serving small and mid size entrepreneurs. Her passion for serving Web Dependent Professionals and creating the industry's leading hosting experience make her ideal to tell the Liquid Web Story.

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