Co-founder of vacation rentals site joins GoDaddy’s board and audit committee.
HomeAway co-founder and CEO Brian Sharples has been elected to GoDaddy’s (NYSE:GDDY) Board of Directors.
Sharples term will run through the annual meeting of stockholders in 2018. He was also appointed as a member of the Audit Committee, replacing Lee Wittlinger.
HomeAway was founded in Austin in 2005 as a rollup of vacation rental properties. The company owns a number of vacation rental sites with great domain names, such as VacationRentals.com and BedandBreakfast.com. One of the reasons it paid $35 million for VacationRentals.com was for the domain name. It also acquired a handful of good .com.au domain names when it acquired Stayz in 2013.
The company went public in 2011 and was acquired by Expedia last year for $3.9 billion.