New Additions Deepen Product and Customer Experience Leadership
GoDaddy Inc., the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced that Caroline Donahue and Ryan Roslansky have been appointed to its board of directors. Ms. Donahue, former Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Intuit, and Mr. Roslansky, Senior Vice President of Product at LinkedIn, bring deep knowledge and leadership in global marketing, sales, product and customer experience.
“GoDaddy is relentlessly focused on creating experiences for our customers’ ideas to start, grow and thrive online,” said GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner. “Both Caroline and Ryan have deep knowledge of GoDaddy’s customers, an appreciation for GoDaddy’s business today, and are excited about our strategy, business model and the opportunities ahead. Both individuals are accomplished, well-regarded executives and it’s my pleasure to welcome them to the GoDaddy family.”
Ms. Donahue held several senior leadership positions during her 21-year career at Intuit, helping the company become the global leader for business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Ms. Donahue last held the positions of Chief Marketing and Sales Officer and Executive Vice President, where she was responsible for global and U.S. marketing, sales, corporate communications and mobile go-to-market teams. She also oversaw Intuit’s offices in London, Mississauga, Singapore, Sydney, Delhi, Sao Paulo and Paris. Throughout her career, Ms. Donahue has been an advocate and mentor for women within the tech industry and multiple nonprofit organizations. Ms. Donahue is currently a board member at Experian plc, Emerge America and The Computer History Museum.
“I’m inspired by GoDaddy’s vision, and the company’s deep commitment to helping those with an entrepreneurial spirit start, grow, and thrive in their businesses,” said Ms. Donahue. “I’m delighted to join the GoDaddy board of directors, and look forward to helping guide the company as it extends its brand and presence around the world.”
Mr. Roslansky is the global head of product at LinkedIn, overseeing all teams responsible for building and creating the next generation of LinkedIn products and experiences. In this role, he is responsible for setting the company’s product strategy and overseeing product development, user experience, business development, and customer operations. Since joining LinkedIn in May 2009, Mr. Roslansky has held leadership roles across the R&D organization, helping to launch groundbreaking new experiences for consumers and customers. He has also played pivotal roles across the company’s key acquisitions, including Lynda.com, SlideShare and Pulse. Prior to LinkedIn, Ryan was senior vice president of Product at Glam Media, and held various product and general management positions at Yahoo!, including spearheading the acquisition of Overture in 2003.
“Building great products that create opportunity for people to pursue their passion is something I think about every day,” said Mr. Roslansky “It’s why I’m so excited and honored to be working with the GoDaddy team in this way and to be part of the journey to help their customers thrive and build their digital presence around the world.”