BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI), a leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed online, today announced the appointment of Brian Unruh as Executive Vice President, International Operations and Jason Miner as General Manager of Endurance's domain-focused brands, including Domain.com and the recently acquired BuyDomains.
In his new role, Unruh will lead Endurance's continued expansion into emerging markets including Latin America and APAC. Unruh previously served as General Manager of Endurance's domain-focused brands and was the General Manager of Domain.com when the brand was acquired by Endurance in 2011.
Endurance is focusing on continued expansion of its web presence solutions into emerging markets. Localized versions of its brands today include HostGator in Brazil, India, China, Singapore, Russia, and Turkey; Bluehost in Brazil, Russia, India, China and Turkey; Domain.com in China; and ResellerClub has localized versions available in eight countries, including Brazil, India, China, and Turkey.
"Brian has been instrumental in expanding our offerings into local markets, and he played an integral role in launching Bluehost China, HostGator China, and HostGator Russia," said Hari Ravichandran, Chief Executive Officer of Endurance. "We are excited about the potential for rapidly expanding the Endurance footprint around the world, and Brian is the perfect addition to our talented international business leadership team."
Endurance's technology platform allows the company to utilize common services for the benefit of its brands and to incorporate a high level of localization, making it efficient for Endurance to expand its offerings into new markets. Endurance is leveraging its platform in new geographies through its own direct efforts, through affiliates, and through partners such as Google.
In addition to expanding the International Operations team, Endurance has appointed a new General Manager to fill Unruh's previous role – Jason Miner. Miner, former Chief Operating Officer of NameMedia, has been in the domain business for nearly ten years and led BuyDomains to a market leadership position in the acquisition and sales of premium domain names. Miner and his team will work to expand Endurance's domain services, including the integration of premium domains across the Endurance platform.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jason to the Endurance family," said Ron LaSalvia, Chief Operating Officer of Endurance. "The recent BuyDomains acquisition not only brought an exciting business, but a talented team as well. This provides an opportunity for us to expand our domain leadership team, which we believe will support the growth of this business and leverage its capabilities across all of Endurance."
About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) helps small and medium-sized business owners establish, manage and grow their businesses by harnessing the power and promise of the web. As a leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions to help small and medium-sized business owners succeed online, Endurance, through its family of brands – including Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Domain.com, A Small Orange, MOJO Marketplace and ResellerClub – supports over 3.8 million subscribers and is able to tailor solutions for small businesses at every stage and level of sophistication. Endurance is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, has a presence in Asia and the Americas, and employs over 2,400 people. For more information, visit endurance.com.
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