the global leader in local commerce, today announced the appointment of
Kal Raman as Chief Operating Officer. In his role as COO, Raman will
continue to report to CEO Andrew Mason and oversee the company's global
sales and operations.
Kal Raman, Chief Operating Officer, Groupon (Photo: Business Wire)
"In a very short time, Kal has had a significant impact on increasing
the number and quality of local businesses using the Groupon platform to
the benefit of Groupon customers around the world," said Andrew Mason,
CEO, Groupon. "We are already seeing progress in Europe and Kal will be
instrumental in leading our company as we deploy tools and technologies
that will help us continue to grow both Groupon and the categories in
which we operate."
Raman joined the company in April 2012. He was previously Senior Vice
President, Global Sales and Operations.
Raman is a 20-year veteran in technology and retail businesses. Most
recently, Raman worked as Vice President of Global Fulfillment at eBay.
Before that, he served as CEO of GlobalScholar, a leader in enterprise
software to K-12 public schools. Prior to GlobalScholar, he was Senior
Vice President at Amazon, responsible for driving its global non-media
business for retailers and sellers. In addition, he led Amazon's retail
technology and marketing units. Before joining Amazon, Raman was CEO of
drugstore.com where he joined as CIO. He also held numerous management
roles at Wal-Mart.
He is a graduate of the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, and
remains dedicated to improving the quality of education for
underprivileged children in his native India.
(NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for
people around the world to search and discover great businesses at
unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business
world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services,
including customizable deal campaigns, credit
card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale
solutions to help them attract more customers and run their
operations more effectively. By leveraging the company's global
relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on
the best stuff to eat, see, do, and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon,
shoppers discover the best a city has to offer with Groupon
Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon
Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home
furnishings and more with Groupon
Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com.
To learn more about the company's merchant
solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.
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