SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced that Mark Garrett has been appointed to its board of directors. Mr. Garrett, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Adobe, brings deep financial technology leadership to the board.
"Mark is a highly respected and successful tech executive, with a proven track record of aligning financial strategy with amazing customer experiences that drive loyalty and satisfaction," said GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner. "We are thrilled to welcome Mark to the GoDaddy family. I'm certain we'll benefit from Mark's expertise across a number of areas as we continue our global growth and extend our reach as the cloud platform for small businesses and web professionals."
"GoDaddy plays a critical role in helping millions of entrepreneurs and ventures around the world quickly turn ideas into reality online. It's a terrific business with a lot of opportunity," said Mr. Garrett. "I'm delighted to join the GoDaddy board of directors and look forward working with Scott and GoDaddy's strong leadership team and the board in the years to come."
Mr. Garrett, who will retire later this year, joined Adobe as Executive Vice President and CFO in 2007. Under Mr. Garrett's leadership, Adobe completed the quickest transition to a cloud-based subscription model among software companies in the software industry. The transition helped spur Adobe's growth and laid the foundation for its future success. He was named "Public Company CFO of the Year" by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2015 and, Institutional Investor Magazine ranked him No. 1 in the Best Software CFO category by sell-side analysts in 2017. Prior to Adobe, Mr. Garrett was EVP and CFO at Documentum, where he led the $1.7 billion sale of Documentum to EMC. Mr. Garrett was also Senior Vice President and CFO of EMC's software group.
Mr. Garrett graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Marketing, and from Marist College with an MBA in Organizational Behavior. He currently serves on the board of directors for Pure Storage, The Adobe Foundation, and The Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.
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About GoDaddy GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With over 17 million customers worldwide and nearly 73 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.