Tech Industry Veteran Rod Stoddard Joins Silicon Beach Pioneer Media Temple As President
LOS ANGELES – July 27, 2015 – Media Temple, a Los Angeles-based company that provides premium web and cloud hosting solutions to web designers, developers and creative agencies, announced the appointment of Rod Stoddard in the role of President. Born and raised in Silicon Valley and a Los Angeles tech veteran, Stoddard combines strategic vision and operational strength while boasting 17 years of experience in the IT, cloud computing and e-commerce industries.
“We are very pleased to welcome Rod to the Media Temple leadership team,” said Jason Heath, Chief Financial Officer at Media Temple. “His extensive experience and proven track record of scaling profitable tech companies combined with his deep understanding of B2B customers will be instrumental in leading Media Temple’s growth in the U.S. and internationally.”
Stoddard previously served as President of Martindale-Hubbell, a provider of marketing and web hosting services to legal professionals, and President of US Search, America’s leading online provider of people search.
“I am honored to be given the opportunity to work with such a talented team and such a respected brand,” commented Rod Stoddard. “It’s very exciting to be part of a company that has consistently demonstrated its commitment to delivering premium solutions and user experience for 16 years. I look forward to building on Media Temple’s success and creating new opportunities to support our customers’ hosting needs so they can focus on turning their great ideas into booming businesses.”
Stoddard, who holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, started his tech career in the Business Development department of consumer technology news site CNET.
ABOUT MEDIA TEMPLE
From its inception in 1998, Media Temple has been on a mission to help web developers, designers, and creative agencies run and scale their business online. Media Temple was founded on the premise of hosting our customers’ great ideas, and we have been the hosting choice of creative professionals ever since. Over 125,000 people and businesses in 100 countries rely on our easy-to-use tools for web hosting, one-click WordPress installs, virtual servers, domain registration, business applications, and other cloud services to power 1.5 million websites. Our premium service model combined with our scalable technology allows us to focus on delivering only exceptional quality products and best-in-class, award-winning 24/7/365 customer support. Our clients range from top tier designers, popular blogs and online design communities, to global advertising agencies, artistic ecommerce meccas and brands like Red Bull, Nike, Diesel and Under Armour. With 230 dedicated, U.S.-based employees, Media Temple has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles.