The world’s largest domain names registrar, GoDaddy, has announced a change at the very top of their operation as chief executive officer Warren Adelman has decided to step down from his role, taking up a new position as special advisor for strategy and global policy within the company.
Adelman joined the company back in 2002 as Vice President of Corporate Development and has overseen great success for GoDaddy, who now manage over 50 million domain names. In a press release, from GoDaddy, Adelman spoke of the decision being one that will allow him to spend more time with his family.
“I am proud to have been part of a team that has built a terrific business. I’ve spent close to a decade with GoDaddy, and it has been an amazing and rewarding time in my life,” he went on, “As much as I have enjoyed my roles as CEO and formerly as President and Chief Operating Officer, I have reached a juncture in my life when I would like to spend more time with my family.”
The role of special advisor will allow Adelman to help progress GoDaddy as a company, something he has done so well in his time as CEO.
GoDaddy has moved quickly to fill the vacancy left by Adelman and has installed Scott Wagner as interim CEO as the board begin the search for a more permanent successor. Wagner makes the switch from KKR’s portfolio operations team, KKR Capstone a team that he has served since 2000. Wagner though, is not unfamiliar with GoDaddy, and has worked with the company in the last year, helping to build international strategy.
“I look forward to working with the innovative and long-tenured management team at GoDaddy,” Wagner said of his new appointment.