In July of 2006, well before I had my blog and after I had been working with a couple of good account managers at Go Daddy, I received an email from Brad Larson that said in part, “It’s my desire to continue providing you with exceptional service and support that you have become accustomed to in your relationship with GoDaddy.com.”
Over the past seven years, Brad far exceeded my expectations for an account manager, and he was my point person whenever I had any issues at Go Daddy, even if they had nothing to do with account management. Brad is a masterful communicator, and he handled my account as if it was his only account. From what I understand, his other clients felt the same way about Brad.
I recently learned that Brad is no longer with the account management group at Go Daddy. Instead, Brad has taken a leadership position at his church, which has been his passion and is something he has wanted to do for many years.
In his role as Executive Pastor at Gateway Church Scottsdale, Brad will serve his church and community in a variety of ways. He is thrilled to be working with a great team developing systems and overseeing operations for a new and growing church, but he is most excited to work with and manage what he feels to be the most valuable asset of any church: the people. While this transition may seem like quite a departure from his current business role, you can be sure that Brad’s commitment to helping others maximize their online presence in the web community will most certainly be incorporated into his ministry role.
Because of Brad’s standing at Go Daddy, Brad will still be working with the company in the capacity of providing training for its Premier Services Team. It is my hope that the account managers will live up to the high standards set by Brad.
I wish Brad nothing but the best, and I hope he stays in touch.