General Counsel Christine Jones leaving Go Daddy
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
A long time fixture at Go Daddy is moving on.
Christine Jones, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Go Daddy, will leave the company Friday after 10 years.
Jones managed all legal affairs for the company and frequently represented the company as a witness at congressional hearings. She was a key player at the company and the industry given her role in lobbying in Washington. She even had a cameo in GoDaddy’s 2009 “enhancement” Super Bowl commercial.
During her ten years at the company she watched it grow from a small startup to a multi-billion dollar company, including taking on an investment from PE firms last year.
But her tenure wasn’t always smooth sailing. Most recently, Jones got caught up in SOPA as she originally testified to congress in favor of the bill. GoDaddy later relented and changed its stance on the bill, but its position resulted in a good number of customers transferring their domains to competitors.