GoDaddy: Blake Irving (CEO)
Why this is a big quit:
Blake Irving will no longer be the master of his domain at GoDaddy. Irving assumed the role of CEO of the domain-hosting company (or better known as that company with Danica Patrick in their commercials) in 2013. During his tenure, GoDaddy doubled its revenue and profits and Irving personally fathered nearly 6000 employees and 17 million customers. Irving is also credited for turning the company into a top workplace for women in technology, which was once known for founder, Bob Parson’s preference for racy commercial ads. After successfully seeing the company through its IPO and transforming its reputation into one of the tech industry’s most inclusive workplaces, Irving retires from one of the strongest American technology brands.
Why this is not as big as the top 10:
Irving’s departure comes at a time where GoDaddy’s future looks bright. The comapny’s new proud poppa role goes to current COO, Scott Wagner. Wagner, who also joined GoDaddy in 2013 and served as interim CEO until Irving began, is well positioned to expand the company’s internet protocols. With a strong outlook ahead, and a smooth well-prepared transition, GoDaddy’s sons and daughters are safe at home.