Shepperd’s Expertise to lead Engineering for Liquid Web’s Cloud and Managed Applications Products
Liquid Web, LLC, (www.liquidweb.com), the market leader in managed hosting services to SMBs and web professionals, announced today the hiring of Wendy Shepperd as Vice President of Engineering. Shepperd brings nearly 25 years of experience to her role, which includes leadership roles with hosting providers, WP Engine and Rackspace. Most recently, Shepperd was Vice President of Engineering for AllClear ID, a Global leader in data breach response services for enterprise customers.
Shepperd will lead Engineering teams focused on Liquid Web’s legacy Cloud Server products; Cloud Sites, a platform-as-a-service product; and the company’s new and growing Managed Applications product lines Managed WordPress and the newly announced Managed WooCommerce. Her addition demonstrates the company’s commitment to product innovation for mission-critical sites, stores and applications for the small and midsize business market and the designers, developers, and agencies who create for them.
“We are excited to add Wendy to our leadership team because she has a solid track record of creating mission-critical products. With her engineering leadership experience at Rackspace and WP Engine, she understands our industry and will be able to make immediate impacts in our commitment to deliver the industry’s best hosting products to web professionals,” said CTO Joe Oesterling. “ We look forward to adding her experience leading engineering of high availability, full-stack web hosting solutions and products.”
“With Liquid Web’s emphasis on helping customers and leveraging cutting-edge technologies to create business value, I am excited to be a part of a company who is viewed as a partner to SMBs,” said Wendy Shepperd. “Small and mid-size businesses rely on their web presence and need managed hosting offerings that enable them to do what they do best — create content and commerce— without the headaches of worrying about things like server uptime, scalability, and performance. I look forward to delivering new and innovative features and capabilities for Cloud Servers, Managed WordPress/WooCommerce, and Cloud Sites products to help Liquid Web customers power their business potential.”
About Liquid Web
Marking its 20th year anniversary, Liquid Web powers content, commerce and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support delivering 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 core 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 32,000 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 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