WebPros Announces the Promotion of Jesse Asklund to Chief Product Officer 



We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jesse Asklund to Chief Product Officer (CPO). This strategic move aligns with our ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in delivering leading web enablement solutions to our customers worldwide.

Jesse has been an invaluable member of the WebPros team for over 16 years, having led our global support and customer service organization, as well as our education and customer experience teams, to countless successes. His extensive experience and deep understanding of our products and customer needs make him exceptionally well-suited for this new role.

As Chief Product Officer, Jesse will oversee the product organization, ensuring our offerings remain at the forefront of the industry. This promotion is a testament to Jesse’s leadership, dedication, and vision for the future of WebPros.

Jesse’s transition into this role coincides with CloudFest US in Austin, TX, where he will represent WebPros in his new capacity. This will allow him to engage directly with industry peers and customers and reinforce our commitment to providing unparalleled support and innovative solutions.

Christian Koch, CEO of WebPros, said, “Jesse’s promotion to Chief Product Officer is a significant step in our strategic alignment. His leadership will be instrumental in driving our product strategy forward and ensuring we continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

Carsten Sjoerup, COO of WebPros, added, “I am excited to work closely with Jesse as we integrate our product development with our broader technology strategy. His experience and dedication are tremendous assets to our team.”

We look forward to a very bright future as Jesse helps guide WebPros towards future success for both the company and our customers.

As the world’s top internet infrastructure industry event, CloudFest helps set the tone for our industry. A who’s who of partners, leaders, consumers, end users, and executives gather in Europa Park, Germany, for presentations, discussions, product launches and demos, face-to-face meetings, and so much more.

We appreciate the opportunity that CloudFest provides us to not only showcase the flagship brands of our ecosystem (cPanel, Plesk, and WHMCS), but also connect with our partners and colleagues. We had an amazing time meeting one-on-one and attending the myriad of presentations, keynotes, and panels.

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Our very own CTO of Cloud Platform and Incubation Projects, Jan Loeffler, kicked things off with his keynote presentation “WordPress by the Numbers.”

This guide to the galaxy of WordPress revealed there are over two billion hostnames worldwide, over 717 million of which are active within the WebPros domain database, and over 80 million of those hostnames are running WordPress as its primary CMS.

Jan went on to reveal some of our research, including that 60% of websites are built by web age

ncies and web professionals, and that over 80% of agencies resell hosting. It was also shared that 1 out of every 3 WordPress websites on the internet are powered by a WebPros control panel, either cPanel or Plesk.

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WebPros Product Managers Adam Wien and Andrey Kugaevskiy presented “WordPress & WebPros: Elevating UX & Fortifying Security in the WordPress Universe.”

This served as the official launch of our two new WordPress-centric products: WP Guardian and WP Squared. Andrey and Adam led the audience through how to leverage these products to deliver top-notch management of WordPress site with WP Squared and industry-leading protection of WordPress websites with WP Guardian.

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“The Influence of AI in Hosting: Expanding Your Revenue Horizons” was also presented by Jan Loeffler.

By bridging the gap between his own grandfather’s local winery 30 years ago and today’s eCommerce-centric global storefront, Jan led the captive audience into the modern world of AI-driven solutions and how to leverage these solutions for smarter resource allocation, predictive maintenance, enhanced security, and overall pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the cloud and hosting market in general.

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Hendrik Koehler, Director of Product Management of Sitejet, presented a masterclass entitled “Sitejet Builder for cPanel and Plesk: Unlocking Profit Potential.” By framing the dramatically changing hosting market against the growth of SaaS providers alongside WordPress, Hendrick presented Sitejet Builder as the user-friendly, feature-packed, and overall powerful tool that it is.

With its inclusion within both cPanel and Plesk, Hendrick illustrated exactly how Sitejet Builder enables users to launch optimized websites and stay competitive in an increasingly aggressive and expanding space.

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CloudFest is always a whirlwind event, filled with fruitful meetings, interesting and compelling presentations, discussions, product demonstrations, as well as the spontaneous interactions and overall unexpectedness we’ve come to appreciate that all coalesce into CloudFest being the outstanding event that it is.

Of course we’ll be returning to Europa Park again in 2025, but first: June 5-8, 2024, is CloudFest USA in Austin, Texas; we’ll see you there, pard’ner!

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