E-commerce engineering veteran to lead Groupon’s fast-growing
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2017--
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) today announced that Colin Bodell is joining as
Chief Technology Officer to lead the company’s global engineering
efforts across three continents. Bodell joins from American Eagle
Outfitters where he was also CTO. He will report to CEO Rich Williams.
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Groupon announced that Colin Bodell is joining as Chief Technology Officer to lead the company’s global engineering efforts across three continents. (Photo: Business Wire)
“As Groupon’s marketplace continues to grow, we’re excited to bring on
an engineering leader in Colin who can evolve our platform and help
capture the immense opportunity in local,” Williams said. “Colin’s
experience leading global engineering teams, building world-class
software and deserved reputation as a strong advocate for diversity in
engineering make him a tremendous fit to help lead Groupon’s continued
Prior to American Eagle, Bodell served as CTO for Time, Inc., and held a
number of senior engineering positions at Amazon. He is a Trustee and
Board Chair of the Technology Committee for AnitaB.org (formerly the
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology) and also serves on the
board of the National Center for Women and Information Technology
“Groupon’s rapidly evolving marketplace presents some unique engineering
opportunities, and the long-term potential for the platform is
impressive,” Bodell said. “The talent across the organization --
particularly the commitment to excellence on the product and engineering
teams -- allow us to build even more amazing experiences for customers
At Groupon, Bodell will lead technology strategy and implementation
across the company’s engineering organization and will work closely with
Chief Product Officer Jay Sullivan to develop and implement the
experiences and tools that serve Groupon’s 49 million customers and
broad merchant roster. He will be based in Seattle.
Bodell’s hire is the latest in a string of senior leaders joining
Groupon to help build the daily habit in local commerce. Senior
marketing executive Deb
Wahl joined the Groupon Board of Directors this month, and Steve
Krenzer was named Chief Operating Officer. Jennifer
Carr-Smith also recently joined as Senior Vice President for North
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is building the daily habit in local commerce,
offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and
save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time
commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products
and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer.
Groupon is redefining how small businesses attract and retain customers
by providing them with customizable and scalable marketing tools and
services to profitably grow their businesses.
To download Groupon's top-rated mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile.
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To learn more about the company's merchant solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit www.groupon.com/merchant.
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