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Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder - GoDaddy
Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder - GoDaddy
Bob Parsons has an impressive track record of entrepreneurial and business success. He founded his first venture, Parsons Technology, in 1984 and sold it in 1996 to Mountain View, California-based Intuit, Inc.

In 1997, Bob founded The Go Daddy Group, carving out a unique niche for as an alternative to the early monopoly held by much larger companies in the Internet domain registration market. As a full service domain registrar, Go Daddy was founded on Bob's commitment to provide superior customer service, highly competitive pricing, innovative product offerings and a responsibility to do the right thing.

These ideals continue to drive the company's success today. Bob's vision and leadership have propelled The Go Daddy Group to be the #1 registrar of domain names in the world for the past three years. Today the company ranks #1 in total domains under management.  

Go Daddy Honors & Awards

Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year, awarded to Bob Parsons at the Arizona Governor's 2005 Innovation Celebration. This prestigious honor recognizes leaders who contribute to Arizona's technology industry through sustained growth of their company. It is presented by the Governor and honors distinction in entrepreneurship, community involvement and management expertise.

Ranked No. 8 on the Inc. 500 list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the United States. Go Daddy's ranking positions it as the fastest growing Information Technology Services Company in the United States. Go Daddy is also the fastest growing privately held company in Arizona among companies that were nominated, researched and eligible for the Inc. 500 list.

Ranked No. 20 on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. Go Daddy ranked No. 35 in 2004 and No. 92 in 2003. Named 2004 Arizona Hot Growth Company, in a statewide competition sponsored by bizAZ magazine.

Best Places to Work; named as one of the best workplace environments by The Business Journal in 2004 & 2005.

CNET's Editors' Choice Award for Discount Domains, January 2003.
Registrar of the Year 2002 from 100 Best Inc.

Percent Growth Award as part of the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Private 100 as an Arizona-based privately held business with the largest percentage of revenue growth from 2001 to 2002.

Parsons Technology Honors & Awards

Ranked #11 on the Inc. 500 in 1992 and # 131 in 1993. The Inc. 500 is a listing of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the United States published by the Inc. Magazine.

Governor’s Industrial Economic Impact Award in 1993 and 1995.
Eastern Iowa Goodwill Employer of the Year in 1994


Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, University of Baltimore
Certified Public Accountant
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