WP Engine Bolsters Exec Staff

Austin-based WP Engine, the venture backed provider of a hosted platform for WordPress, said today that it has named two executives to the firm. The company said it has named Chris Errett as head of its IT and Developer operations, and LaurieAnne Lassek to head up its marketing. Errett was most recently at Trion Worlds, and also has served with the U.S. Army. Lassek was previously at Quova (acquired by Neustar), and is based in Silicon Valley. WP Engine was co-founded by Smart Bear Software's Jason Cohen. WP Engine is venture backed by Silverton Partners and angels.