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Bob Parsons

Founder and Executive Chairman, Founder and CEO, GoDaddy, YAM Worldwide

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 Bob Parsons Biography

Bob Parsons is the CEO and Founder of The Go Daddy Group, Inc. Parsons joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and received the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Purple Heart Medal. Upon his return, Parsons enrolled in the University of Baltimore where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

A serial entrepreneur, Parsons first endeavor was Parsons Technology, a software company he started in his basement in 1984, after teaching himself how to write computer programs. After creating the companys initial software, MoneyCounts and Personal Tax Edge, Parsons used direct mail marketing to sell these and subsequent products.

When Parsons Technology was sold to Intuit, Inc. in 1994 for $64 million dollars, the company had nearly 1,000 employees, $100 million in annual revenue and three million customers. At the time, Parsons Technology sold more than 100 products, was releasing a new product or significant product upgrade every six days, and was sending more than six million pieces of direct marketing mail each month.

In 1997, Parsons started Jomax Technologies, using funds from the sale of Parsons Technology. He renamed the company Go Daddy in 1999, and in 2000, Go Daddy became an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar.

Today, The Go Daddy Group, Inc. family of companies is comprised of three ICANN-accredited domain name registrars, including flagship registrar GoDaddy.com and reseller registrar Wild West Domains, Inc., as well as Starfield Technologies, Inc., its technology development arm.

Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Parsons' business philosophy has been to create low-priced, feature-rich products combined with the highest levels of customer service. This philosophy has fueled Go Daddy's growth, leading it to become the No. 1 registrar worldwide, both in terms of new registrations and domains under management. Go Daddy currently registers or renews a domain name every second, has more than 5.5 million customers worldwide, manages more than 29 million domain names and employs more than 2,000 people. Most of the applications sold on GoDaddy.com are developed in-house and none of its customer support is outsourced or off-shored.

Parsons has driven the expansion of Go Daddys core business beyond domain names, to include Web site hosting, secure SSL certificates and email accounts. With more than 40 complementary products and services, Go Daddy is a one-stop shop that enables individuals to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence.

Parsons was awarded the 2007 Arizona Business Leadership Award. In 2005, Parsons accepted Arizonas prestigious Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year, awarded at the Governors Celebration of Innovation.

GoDaddy.com was also recognized with several 2007 Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards, including the prestigious distinction as the state's "Most Innovative Company." Go Daddy also ranked number 2 on the ACE 25 Fastest-Growing companies list and number 20 on the ACE Top 50 companies list.

Parsons' personal web blog, www.bobparsons.com ranks in the top 1% of most visited blogs on the Internet, out of 100 million+ blogs worldwide. For three years, Parsons also hosted a weekly Internet radio show, Go Daddy LIVE with Bob Parsons.

Go Daddy was named the fastest-growing privately held technology company (ranked # 8 overall) on the Inc. 500 List of Americas Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in 2004.

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Bob Parsons

Founder and Executive Chairman, Founder and CEO, GoDaddy, YAM Worldwide

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Bob Parsons Biography

Bob Parsons is the CEO and Founder of The Go Daddy Group, Inc. Parsons joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and received the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Purple Heart Medal. Upon his return, Parsons enrolled in the University of Baltimore where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

A serial entrepreneur, Parsons first endeavor was Parsons Technology, a software company he started in his basement in 1984, after teaching himself how to write computer programs. After creating the companys initial software, MoneyCounts and Personal Tax Edge, Parsons used direct mail marketing to sell these and subsequent products.

When Parsons Technology was sold to Intuit, Inc. in 1994 for $64 million dollars, the company had nearly 1,000 employees, $100 million in annual revenue and three million customers. At the time, Parsons Technology sold more than 100 products, was releasing a new product or significant product upgrade every six days, and was sending more than six million pieces of direct marketing mail each month.

In 1997, Parsons started Jomax Technologies, using funds from the sale of Parsons Technology. He renamed the company Go Daddy in 1999, and in 2000, Go Daddy became an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar.

Today, The Go Daddy Group, Inc. family of companies is comprised of three ICANN-accredited domain name registrars, including flagship registrar GoDaddy.com and reseller registrar Wild West Domains, Inc., as well as Starfield Technologies, Inc., its technology development arm.

Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Parsons' business philosophy has been to create low-priced, feature-rich products combined with the highest levels of customer service. This philosophy has fueled Go Daddy's growth, leading it to become the No. 1 registrar worldwide, both in terms of new registrations and domains under management. Go Daddy currently registers or renews a domain name every second, has more than 5.5 million customers worldwide, manages more than 29 million domain names and employs more than 2,000 people. Most of the applications sold on GoDaddy.com are developed in-house and none of its customer support is outsourced or off-shored.

Parsons has driven the expansion of Go Daddys core business beyond domain names, to include Web site hosting, secure SSL certificates and email accounts. With more than 40 complementary products and services, Go Daddy is a one-stop shop that enables individuals to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence.

Parsons was awarded the 2007 Arizona Business Leadership Award. In 2005, Parsons accepted Arizonas prestigious Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year, awarded at the Governors Celebration of Innovation.

GoDaddy.com was also recognized with several 2007 Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards, including the prestigious distinction as the state's "Most Innovative Company." Go Daddy also ranked number 2 on the ACE 25 Fastest-Growing companies list and number 20 on the ACE Top 50 companies list.

Parsons' personal web blog, www.bobparsons.com ranks in the top 1% of most visited blogs on the Internet, out of 100 million+ blogs worldwide. For three years, Parsons also hosted a weekly Internet radio show, Go Daddy LIVE with Bob Parsons.

Go Daddy was named the fastest-growing privately held technology company (ranked # 8 overall) on the Inc. 500 List of Americas Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in 2004.

Bob Parsons Videos

  • Bob Parsons Talks About Starting GoDaddy.com - YouTube
  • Crazy Video Acceptance Speech - Dr Bob Parsons - Distinguished ...
  • How Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons Got High on Nitrous Oxide ...

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  • How to book Bob Parsons?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Parsons for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bob Parsons, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bob Parsons or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bob Parsons?

    Booking fees for Bob Parsons, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bob Parsons, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bob Parsons?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Parsons for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bob Parsons for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bob Parsons or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bob Parsons or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bob Parsons is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bob Parsons for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Bob Parsons generally travels from Scottsdale, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Biz Stone, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jeff Taylor and Terry Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bob Parsons for an upcoming event.

Bob Parsons Speaker Videos

  • Bob Parsons Talks About Starting GoDaddy.com - YouTube
    Crazy Video Acceptance Speech - Dr Bob Parsons - Distinguished ...
  • How Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons Got High on Nitrous Oxide ...
    Bob Parsons, GoDaddy - Luck and Perspective - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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