Chief Product Architect
As the Chief Product Architect, Arnold Blinn is responsible for the high level architecture and integration of GoDaddy’s systems including the products, the platforms, and incorporating acquisitions.
Prior to GoDaddy Arnold spent almost 17 years as a Partner Architect at Microsoft in a variety of divisions. These included Windows Phone, Xbox Live, MSN/Windows Live, and Commerce Server.
Arnold came to Microsoft when the company he founded, eShop inc., was acquired in 1996. eShop was an early pioneer in online eCommerce. He has also held positions at Oracle and at Go Corporation (an early pen computing company).
Arnold started coding in his early teens and was self-taught on one of the first available micro-computers. He also holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, where he has served on the Alumni Board and is currently serving on the Advisory Board to the School of Computer Science.
Outside of work Arnold is an avid biker and skier, and father of two.