HOUSTON, March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WebPros®, the global leader in hosting automation software, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Christian Coch as Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect. Koch will succeed jens meggerswho resigned in December 2021 to pursue other opportunities.
WebPros companies include cPanel®, Plesk® and WHMCS® hosting management solutions, which provide a comprehensive suite of solutions and broad capabilities to their growing set of partners and customers.
Christian Coch is a seasoned industry leader with over 20 years of experience in leadership roles, most recently with GoDaddy EMEA and Host Europe. As Vice President of Partner Brands at GoDaddy, Koch led the company’s partner portfolio of acquired hosting and product brands, including Media Temple and Sucuri in the US, Domain Factory, Host Europe, Heart Internet and TsoHost in Europe, bringing together strong technical teams that foster collaboration and innovation. Christian prides himself on helping his clients’ businesses thrive by providing them with the tools and knowledge to turn their ideas and personal initiatives into business success.
“Christian Coch is the ideal solution to lead WebPros to greater growth through its deep understanding of our business partners and customers,” said Mark Templeton, former CEO of Citrix and Chairman of the Board of WebPros. “We are excited about his vision for the business, inspired by his many accomplishments in the web hosting industry. His extensive leadership experience makes him the ideal leader to create value for our employees, customers and our customers. shareholders.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to join WebPros. It’s a privilege and an honor to lead such a large, world-class and diverse organization,” said Koch. “The WebPros group of companies is a unique organization that has grown significantly in its market. This year, we are focused on intensifying our efforts to bring even more value to our customers by improving operations and taking the le organization, our partnerships and our product portfolio at the next level.”
Most recently, Koch served as GoDaddy’s Vice President of Partner Brands. Koch joined GoDaddy with its acquisition of HEG – GoDaddy’s largest transaction to date – which added thousands of new employees in the EMEA region to the GoDaddy family.
Previously, Koch was the Director of Human Resources for GoDaddy EMEA, where he was responsible for helping individuals embrace the GoDaddy culture and achieve the company’s vision and mission. He was responsible for encouraging people to join forces in teams and groups to break down barriers, create new markets and create unusual results for their clients.
Koch holds an MBA and Ph.D. from WHU – Otto Beisheim School management and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Würzburg.
WebPros provides some of the most widely used web-based scanning solutions. WebPros includes comprehensive cPanel and Plesk server hosting and management platforms, WHMCS automation platform, SolusVM infrastructure management, NIXStats server monitoring platform, Koality performance software , the Sitejet website building platform and the XOVI SEO suite. Under the WebPros umbrella, these independent companies are constantly exploring synergies to meet the challenges of web professionals everywhere. For more information, visit www.webpros.com.
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