(NASDAQ: GRPN) announced today that Rob Kilgarriff will assume the role
of Vice President, North American Sales & Account Management. Kilgarriff
will be based in the company's Chicago headquarters and report to Kal
Raman, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Operations.
With more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience, Kilgariff
will lead the daily operations of Groupon's sales organization.
Kilgarriff comes to Groupon from GlobalScholar, where he served under
Raman for three years as Senior Vice President, Sales. Prior to
GlobalScholar, he held various senior leadership roles in sales,
marketing, product management, support and finance at companies
including Reader's Digest, Plato Learning, Jostens Corporation and
Project Achieve. Kilgarriff also spent more than a dozen years working
within sales and technology capacities for GE Plastics and GE Capital,
spanning strategy, advertising, customer segmentation and alternative
"I've seen firsthand how effectively Rob leads a sales force; he truly
understands what motivates a sales team, drives revenue, and unites
departments across an organization," said Kal Raman, SVP Global Sales
and Operations. "With a focus on high quality deals and operational
excellence, we're confident he'll lead the team to serve our greater
mission — customer and merchant satisfaction."
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Julie Mossler, 312-242-2033
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