Bob Parsons

Bob Parsons

Founder; Executive Chairman , GoDaddy.com

Scottsdale, United States

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His skills

  • Accounting
  • Internet
  • Technology

About him

Throughout his career as a technology and software entrepreneur, Bob Parsons has established himself as hardworking, innovative leader. After serving a tour of duty with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, he started a software company in the basement of his house in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ten years later, Bob Parsons sold his company, known as Parsons Technology, to Intuit Inc. for a price of $64 million. He later used that money to found Jomax Technologies, known today as Go Daddy.

As the Chief Executive Officer of Go Daddy for many years, Bob Parsons developed the company from a modest start-up into the largest registrar of domain names and provider of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificates in the world. Go Daddy maintains a customer base of more than 10 million individuals across the globe and registers a new domain name every second. The company currently oversees more than 50 million domain names and maintains an employee roster of some 3,200 people.

Under the guidance of Bob Parsons, Go Daddy has established a top-quality in-house application development program. Furthermore, Parsons and Go Daddy maintain an unwavering dedication to high-quality service. The company’s entire customer support staff is located in the United States. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Go Daddy operates field offices in California, Iowa, Colorado, and Canada and maintains data centers across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Today, Bob Parsons serves as the Executive Chairman of Go Daddy. Aside from his work with the company, he supports a wide variety of philanthropic organizations through The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation. A motorcycle enthusiast, he also serves as CEO and founder of Go AZ Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, which together make up Arizona’s largest motorcycle dealership.