GoDaddy’s CFO Talks About Taking The Company Public


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Web hosting company GoDaddy just finished its first day of trading as a public company, with the stock both opening and closing at $26.15 (31 percent over its IPO price).

GoDaddy was founded all the way back in 1997, but in the past few years, we’ve seen some new names leading the company — Scott Wagner joined from investor KKR and became interim CEO in 2012, then he shifted to the COO and CFO roles after Blake Irving took over as chief executive.

GoDaddy has also been making a numberof startupacquisitions. Asked whether those acquisitions will continue, Wagner said, “We’ll keep doing it.”

“You’ll see us continue to add services, whether they be helping our customers be online, market to their customers, or run their back office,” he added. “We’ll either do things organically, partner, or buy some things if they make sense.”

Wagner also suggested that…

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