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Bob Parsons

Nominated for the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in:
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Bob Parsons is the CEO and Founder of GoDaddy.com. After joining the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and receiving the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Purple Heart Medal, he earned a degree in Accounting from the University of Baltimore.

Parsons' first endeavor was Parsons Technology; in 1994 he sold the company for $64 million dollars. In 1997, Parsons started Jomax Technologies. He renamed the company GoDaddy.com in 1999.

Parsons is an award-winning business leader. In March 2011, he received the Celebrity Fight Night Muhammad Ali Entrepreneur Award. In April 2010, his alma mater honored him as The University of Baltimore Distinguished Entrepreneur. Parsons was also presented with an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters in 2008.

Parsons' personal video web blog often ranks as the most popular CEO blog on the Web.

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Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Bob Parsons' business philosophy has been to create low-priced, feature-rich products combined with the highest levels of customer service. This philosophy has fueled Go Daddy's growth, leading it to become world’s largest domain name registrar and Web hosting provider. Go Daddy has more than 9.3 million customers worldwide, manages more than 48 million domain names and employs 3,219 people.

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Website @DrBobParsons

 


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