Blake Irving
Chief Executive Officer GoDaddy Inc.

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“We will radically shift the global economy toward small business by helping people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures.”

As CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy, Blake brings passion and vision—along with serious tech credentials—to the role. Before coming to GoDaddy in 2013, Blake was EVP and Chief Product Officer at Yahoo!, where he expanded monthly users to nearly one billion, launched 180 new Yahoo! websites worldwide and rolled out products in 23 languages and 30 new markets.

Prior to Yahoo!, Blake spent 15 years at Microsoft creating world-changing consumer products like NetMeeting, MSN Messenger and growing Hotmail to the largest mail service in the world. As Corporate Vice President of the Windows Live Platform, Blake led the company’s global Internet development and operations, managing a $1 billion global R&D budget and overseeing development teams in the US, India, China and Europe.

Blake began his career at Xerox and Compaq and has been a professor at Pepperdine’s School of Business. Blake earned an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.A. from San Diego State University. Keep up-to-date with Blake at www.BlakesBlog.com.