Robert Jacobi is the Director of WordPress at Cloudways, a multi-cloud managed application as a service platform that lets users choose where they want their website to be hosted from a variety of options, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Vultr, and Linode. Robert leads the WordPress business unit at Cloudways in community engagement, strategic partnerships, and product. Prior to joining Cloudways, Robert served as President of the open-source project Joomla, at the time running 3.5% of the internet, and Executive Vice President for Perfect Dashboard, where he partnered with major web hosting providers to offer websites automated security and performance updates.
Robert is an international, well known, and respected speaker/contributor to open source, hosting, and infrastructure communities. He has served in multiple roles with Joomla, member of Make WordPress Hosting, contributor to ICANN At-Large, and former Chair for the Technical Outreach Working Group of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition.
Robert loves his two and four legged family, as well as preparing all sort of meals, ask him about his annual marinara weekend.