Liquid Web appoints former GoDaddy exec to board

LANSING — Liquid Web LLC, a $100-million managed hosting provider, announced the appointment of Jeff King to the company’s board of directors. King brings more than 25 years of technology leadership experience to his seat on the board.

“We admire what Jeff did with the GoDaddy Pro brand, and we look forward to his contributions to our business strategy and product development as we focus on fulfilling the hosting needs for small to medium businesses and the designers, developers, and agencies that create for them,” said Liquid Web CEO Jim Geiger. “Jeff’s appointment to our board signifies Liquid Web’s continued dedication to serving businesses that are born in and dependent on the cloud and web to deliver products and services to the masses.”

Most recently, King held the title of senior vice president and general manager of hosting and security at GoDaddy. In this position, King oversaw the hosting and security business unit. King is also an affiliate of the Webb Investment Network, which provides entrepreneurs with assistance across all areas of the startup lifecycle. The group’s dedication to investing in companies that use technology to improve the way the world operates, cements not only King’s passion for the industry, but also his belief that the right technology can make or break a business.

Said King: “With its 20 years of industry experience, Liquid Web is a proven leader in managed web hosting. I look forward to helping expand its portfolio and showcasing the individuals that power their incredible customer service experience, which takes the hassle out of hosting and allows customers to focus on growing their businesses.”

Previously, King has held leadership positions at eBay, Magento, Cybersource/Visa, and Sun Microsystems.

Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. Madison Dearborn is a private equity investment firm based in Chicago.

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