Hillary Stiff Speaking At HostingCon Europe

Hillary Stiff will be speaking at HostingCon Europe in Amsterdam on October 15.  The panel will look at Hosting Metrics and how they can help a hoster run their business, raise capital or get a better valuation when it comes time to sell.  The panel will also look at how a hoster can go about tracking the numbers necessary for such metrics.

Other panelists include Tenko Nikolov, CEO of Siteground and Erik Logtenberg, CEO of Vevida Services bv.

Please let us know if you will be attending as we'd be happy to get together.

Panel: What Do Hosting Buyers Want?

Cheval sponsored a panel at HostingCon 2014 titled "Understanding Valuation – How the big guys do it."  We’ve transcribed/edited HostingCon’s recording of the panel into a series of posts that we will be putting up over the next few months. Here is the first one.


     Eric Cooney, President & CEO of Internap Network Services

     Jeff King, GM of Hosting, Commerce and Security at GoDaddy

     Greg Wong, SVP Corporate Development of Web.com

     Hillary Stiff, Managing Director of Cheval Capital


Question:  What does it take for you to seriously consider a transaction?

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Build or Buy – Experts Weigh in at HostingCon 2014

How should Web Hosters grow their business - via traditional marketing, acquisitions or some combination thereof? What is best for today and what is best over the long term?

Frank Stiff will be moderating “Build or Buy? How to grow your small to mid-sized hosting business,” on Tuesday, June 17th at 10:00am.  A panel of industry experts led by eBridge Marketing Solutions President Hartland Ross, Jamie Opalchuk, CEO of HostPapa Inc. and Arvand Sabetian, Founder and CEO of Arvixe LLC will dig into the pros, cons and implications for a small to mid-sized web host considering an organic growth strategy versus growth through acquisition.

HostingCon 2014 information can be found here.