WP Engine added two new executives and announced an expansion to San Francisco.
The Austin-based startup, which specializes in hosting WordPress sites online, has hired Chris Errett to lead IT and developer operations and LaurieAnne Lassek to oversee marketing. Errett previously worked at Trion Worlds and the U.S. Army. He has experience in scaling IT businesses. Lassek has more than 10 years of experience in technology marketing and perviously worked as vice president of marketing at Quova, which Neustar acquired.
“When we started WP Engine we knew that there was a need for premium hosting for WordPress-built sites, but just how much of a need has really been eye-popping,” Jason Cohen founder and CEO, WP Engine said in a news release. “It’s been very important for us to maintain the highest level of support every step of the way. Our customers and the WordPress community have come to trust us to deliver excellent services and support. LA and Chris bring the right experience to help us to continue to expand our platform and scale services and support as we grow.”
Errett and Lassek join co-founders Cohen and Ben Metcalfe. Lassek will be based in San Francisco working alongside Metcalfe. Errett will be based in Austin.
“Founded in 2010, WP Engine was born out of a need for a scalable hosting platform to support WordPress, the fastest-growing CMS on the planet, now powering 18% of the world’s top 1000 highest trafficked websites,” according to the company.