TEMPE, AZ: GoDaddy has hired Greg Efthimiou as vice president of public relations.
Efthimiou took over Monday, reporting to CMO Fara Howard, according to a job posting for the position. On LinkedIn, he said he led public relations at the internet domain registrar and web hosting company.
Efthimiou will be responsible for leading the development and execution of programs that increase GoDaddy brand awareness, enterprise initiatives and corporate advocacy for everyday entrepreneurs. In addition to public relations, he will oversee internal and client events as well as GoDaddy’s executive communications and events team. Efthimiou will also lead corporate narrative development, executive thought leadership, corporate social responsibility, media relations and reputation management as well as crisis communications and product advancements, according to the post.
“Alongside my talented and dedicated new colleagues, I look forward to sharing the company’s remarkable growth and empowerment story with its core constituents, including the 21 million daily entrepreneurs who rely on GoDaddy to help them establish and grow their business online,” Efthimiou wrote.
For the past three years, Efthimiou has worked at Honeywell as Vice President of Global Internal Communications and Community Relations. He led three teams responsible for educating and engaging the company’s 103,000 employees globally, as well as providing messaging strategy and development for all C-suite executives who lead the company’s functions. ‘business ; design and execute the company’s global philanthropic initiative and 501(c)(3) humanitarian relief foundation, and provide associated media coverage; and coordinate executive, board and all-employee events, according to his LinkedIn account.
Prior to that, Efthimiou was SVP and Head of Corporate and Client Communications for Bank of America Merchant Services. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Communications for Duke Energy.
Efthimiou was honored PRWeek 40 Under 40 in 2014.
He was not immediately available for further comment.
GoDaddy reported first-quarter 2022 earnings of $68.4 million and revenue of $1 billion in the period.