Wagner is an executive at KKR Capstone who led the buyout of Go Daddy last year along with Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.
From the article :"The board’s running a search,” says interim CEO Wagner in a phone interview with the WHIR. “This is about continuing to ensure our customers build up their businesses and succeed online. What does that mean? It means intelligent geographic expansion, continuing to invest and round out our productportfolio, both through acquisitions and investments like Outright, and continuing to build on our strengths. “
Since the acquisition, as Wagner suggests, Go Daddy has extended its business in a few of key ways that weren’t necessarily business as usual for the web hosting giant. In July, Go Daddy acquired the aforementioned Outright, a financial management application.
It was Go Daddy’s first non hosting-related acquisition, but with Outright’s more than 200,000 small business customers, the deal represents both an opportunity to offer core Go Daddy services to those new customers, as well as a much larger opportunity to provide an added small-business service to the millions of customers using Go Daddy’s hosting and domain services through Outright’s software.
Though Go Daddy will continue to run Outright as a separate business, Go Daddy will eventually move the company on to its infrastructure platform, says Wagner.
Since the acquisition, Wagner says he has been working with Go Daddy to build up the web host’s international strategy, starting with growing its presence in the India market. Go Daddy officially opened its Hyderabad-based customer care facility in July, and the center has already received more than 10,000 calls.
Read the whole article on TheWhir.com
It certainly seems like Go Daddy is transforming into an international company and it would not be surprising to see someone with an international background takeover.