Today we are talking to Joe the CTO at Liquid Web. And we discuss the advantages of bringing in a subject matter experts, when it makes sense to build vs buy, and we dive deep into the financials that all CTOs should know.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

Joe has spent decades creating mission critical platforms that not only scale to high numbers of users, but are also fast, secure, and resilient. His experience with Clearleap, Cbeyond, and the big technology titans (IBM, Sony, Booz-Allen, and Capital One) taught him that focus is a key element for achieving results with any business. Motivated by the success Liquid Web has experienced in its first two decades, Joe is applying everything he’s learned about technology, business, and leadership to make Liquid Web the preeminent brand for web hosting and customer support.

A crucial aspect of achieving his goal is to constantly look for ways to improve our products and services, but in his mind the most important thing is results. At the end of the day, success means supporting and growing our customers’ business with the best support experience they’ve ever had.

Joe currently lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Lee and three kids, Grant, Carter and Kendall. He can often be found cheering on his two teams: the Indianapolis Colts and the Purdue Boilermakers.

ABOUT Liquid Web:

Liquid Web delivers reliable, highly-available, secure, and hassle-free hosting fueled by our Heroic Support®. We provide managed hosting products and services to over 30,000+ customers, spanning 150 countries. Our privately-owned, global data centers include our on-site 24/7/365 Heroic Support available via email, telephone, and chat.

We aim to put the human back into hosting – and our casual, inclusive, and fun culture reflects that. We’re always hiring. Apply now!

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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