WP Engine Appoints Jason Teichman as COO
Teichman brings over two decades of experience scaling digital-first businesses, most recently as CEO of Pond5
AUSTIN, Texas – June 15, 2020 – Today, WP Engine announced it has appointed Jason Teichman as Chief Operating Officer. As COO of WP Engine, Jason will be responsible for overseeing the full customer journey of the business, driving strong operational excellence, global growth and amplifying the company’s customer-inspired culture.
“On behalf of the WP Engine team, I couldn’t be more excited to warmly welcome Jason to our executive team as COO,” said Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and CEO of WP Engine. “Everywhere companies and agencies are working to reimagine their businesses digitally. Now is the time for WP Engine to move even faster with our product innovation, expand upon our strategic partnerships and continue our mission to help our customers win online. Jason brings proven leadership in delivering value to our core customers and scaling digital-first businesses with excellence. As COO, Jason will help us accelerate our aspiration to be the managed WordPress platform of choice for businesses of all sizes and their trusted agency partners.”
“The fact that WordPress has grown to be more than 36 percent of the entire web is proof of its clear advantages as the world’s favorite and fastest-growing content management system,” said Jason Teichman, COO of WP Engine. “I’m incredibly excited to join a company at this stage, at this size with this type of market potential. We have a remarkable opportunity to help our customers win in their respective businesses by ushering in a new wave of digital experiences all built on WordPress.”
Two Decades of Digital-First Business Experience
Jason brings with him more than two decades of experience in running large, digital-first businesses and understanding the levers that drive shareholder value. Most recently, Jason served as the CEO of Pond5, the leading marketplace for professional-quality video and multimedia licensing. Under Teichman’s leadership, Pond5 redesigned the buyer journey and marketplace experience, scaled the sales organization globally, opened up new lines of business, added distribution channels and built partnerships with some of the largest global media organizations. These results doubled the size of the company and significantly improved profitability.
Prior to Pond5, he served as EVP and COO at Web.com (NASDAQ: WEB), where he helped businesses of all sizes drive growth via a platform of hosting, creative services and online-marketing solutions. During Jason’s tenure, the company grew from $200MM to $700MM in revenue, quadrupling shareholder value. He has also held executive leadership roles at Register.com and American Express.
WP Engine — The Managed WordPress Platform
WP Engine’s managed platform for WordPress is the driving force behind 1.1 million digital experiences for over 100,000 customers across 150 countries. In fact, WP Engine has become the most popular platform for WordPress, hosting more WordPress sites among the top 10 million than anyone else, according to W3Techs.
The WP Engine Agency Partner Program is also the largest in WordPress, comprising more than 4,200 agencies. Agencies like 10up, Barbarian Group, CrowdFavorite, Droga5, Edelman, Grey, GSD&M, Huge, Ogilvy, Pragmatic, R/GA and The Richards Group — all trust WP Engine to help their clients move quickly with any digital need their business demands.
Recently, WP Engine became one of the first in WordPress to successfully complete a Service Organization Control (SOC 2®) Type II examination for its customer environment and User Portal giving businesses the peace of mind that the company meets SOC 2 standards in the critical trust services categories of security and availability. With the number one WordPress local development tool, Local and the number one theme framework for WordPress, Genesis, there is no better place than WP Engine to build, test and quickly deploy beautiful digital expert iences.
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