A seasoned entrepreneur and founder of the leading domain name registrar Go Daddy, Bob Parsons has earned widespread recognition for his work with the company. In 2011, Parsons accepted the Celebrity Fight Night Muhammad Ali Entrepreneur Award. The University of Baltimore named him a Distinguished Entrepreneur in 2010 and presented him with an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters in 2008. One year earlier, Bob Parsons was singled out as the Arizona Business Leader of the Year.
As the founder of Go Daddy, Bob Parsons grew the company from a small start-up to a major international corporation. During each of the past five years, Go Daddy has earned the title of "Best Registrar" from DomainNameWire.com, a leading publication in the industry. In addition to being named one of Phoenix Business Journal's "Best Places to Work in the Valley" by an employee survey, Go Daddy received a number of Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards in 2007, including the "Most Innovative Company" honor.
Aside from his work as the Executive Chairman of Go Daddy, Bob Parsons operates his own video blog, in which he teaches entrepreneurs about the fundamentals of business. In particular, he champions his "16 Rules for Success," which stress the importance of perseverance, focus, and self-confidence. He also established The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation, a charitable entity that supports the efforts of organizations such as the American Heart Association, Best Buddies, East Valley Marines, the Philadelphia Children's Hospital, Ted Nugent Camp for Kids, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and many more. In addition, Bob Parsons is the CEO and founder of two motorcycle dealerships: Go AZ Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. Combined, these two entities comprise the biggest motorcycle dealership in Arizona.
To learn more about Bob Parsons or to watch his video blog, visit bobparsons.me.