- Eric Lefkofsky, CEO
Eric Lefkofsky, 45, is the Chief Executive Officer of Groupon and is also one of the co-founders of the company. Aside from co-founding Groupon, Eric is also a co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK), Lightbank LLC, and MediaOcean. Eric Lefkofsky is also on the board of many organizations and foundations including the board of directors of Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital, the board of trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago, the board of trustees of the Steppenwolf Theatre, the board of directors of World Business Chicago and the board of trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry. Eric Lefkofsky is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Lefkofksy received a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School.
- Jason Child, CFO
Jason joined Groupon as Chief Financial Officer in December 2010. Before Groupon, Jason held a number of senior positions at Amazon.com including CFO and VP of Finance, International. Prior to joining Amazon.com, Mr. Child spent more than seven years as a C.P.A. and a consulting manager at Arthur Andersen. He has lived and worked in Munich, Tokyo, and Seattle. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
- Dane Drobny, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Dane has been Groupon's General Counsel since July 2014. Prior to joining Groupon, Dane was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Sears Holdings Corporation. Previously, he was a partner at the international law firm of Winston & Strawn. Dane has a B.A. degree from Colgate University and earned a J.D. from Washington University School of Law.
- Jason Harinstein, SVP of Corporate Development
Jason has been Groupon's Senior Vice President of Corporate Development since March 2011. Before coming to Groupon, Jason worked in Corporate Development at Google, where he led the DoubleClick acquisition. Jason received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Northwestern University and his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
- Sri Viswanath, SVP of Engineering and Operations
Sri Viswanath has been Groupon's Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations since April 2013. Prior to joining Groupon, he was at VMWare, where he served as VP of research and development for mobile computing. Prior to VMWare, he was SVP of Engineering at Glam Media and general manager of its publisher products group. He was also the SVP of Engineering at Ning, Inc., and was instrumental in that company’s acquisition by Glam. Before that, he worked at Sun Microsystems where he led development of a number of very successful open-source and business-to-business products. Sri received his Bachelors from Bangalore University in India, his Masters in Computer Science from Clemson, and Masters in Management from Stanford.
- Rich Williams, President, North America
Rich Williams serves as President of North America at Groupon, a position he earned in October 2014 after previously serving as the SVP of Marketing. He joined the company in June 2011 with nearly 20 years of experience. Throughout his career, Rich has overseen some of the largest online marketing programs in the world, including the analytics and technology that power them. Immediately prior to joining Groupon, he ran Worldwide Marketing and Advertising at Amazon. While at Amazon, Rich split his time between building scalable software to manage Amazon’s global automated advertising programs and coming up with TV ads for the Amazon Kindle (among other things). Prior to joining Amazon, Rich spent nearly 7 years developing marketing programs and technologies in a variety of leadership roles at Experian, including running marketing for Experian’s Interactive companies and launching Experian’s Real Time Marketing platform in its Marketing Services division. Before his time at Experian, Rich mostly walked the Earth like Caine from Kung Fu, earning room and board in exchange for working odd jobs in marketing, advertising and creative. Rich spends much of his spare time with his wife and daughter, often getting his hands dirty in the small winery they own together. Rich received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Southern California.