Endurance Announces Appointment of Mike Olson as New Leader of Bluehost
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BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 16, 2015 /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 Mike Olson as Brand Chief Executive Officer of Bluehost. Olson succeeds Dan Handy, who has joined Endurance's enterprise-wide mobile team to develop next generation mobile solutions for small businesses. Bluehost, part of the Endurance family of brands, is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including web hosting and other web presence services. Bluehost currently powers over two million websites worldwide.

"Mike is the perfect person to lead Bluehost as we expand globally and develop an even stronger brand presence, while also strengthening common systems and processes across the Endurance family of brands," said Ron LaSalvia, Chief Operating Officer of Endurance. "He possesses a tremendous understanding of online businesses, customer support, sales, and development of brands that resonate with customers. We are very excited to have him at the helm of Bluehost."

Olson will continue Bluehost's "customer first" culture, building upon the company's demonstrated commitment to open source and developing innovative technologies for its customers. The company creates solution-oriented, easy-to-use products, like the recently launched optimized WordPress solution offered by Bluehost.

Prior to joining Endurance, Olson was Vice President and General Manager of the Multi Dwelling Unit (MDU) and Hotel Markets for DIRECTV. While there, he reduced churn, improved margins, and retooled the MDU and hotel go-to-market strategy. He has held executive level positions at both publicly and privately held communications companies and also served in the United States Marine Corps.

Dan Handy, Bluehost's former leader, has joined Endurance's enterprise-wide mobile team, which is focused on developing next generation mobile solutions for small businesses. "Dan has been an outstanding leader of Bluehost and we expect that he will bring that same energy and enthusiasm to our mobile team," said LaSalvia. "Dan's deep understanding of our customers and focus on technical leadership will help us to develop and commercialize innovative new products that can unleash the power of mobile for small business."

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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Endurance International Group
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