Theodore Leonsis , Chairman

Theodore Leonsis has served on our Board since June 2009, as Vice Chairman from April 2011 until August 2013, as co-Chief Executive from February 2013 until August 2013, as the Company's Lead Independent Director from November 2015 until February 2019 and as Chairman of the Board from August 2013 until November 2015 and, again, since June 2020. Since 1999, Mr. Leonsis has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, LLC, a sports and entertainment company that owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Mr. Leonsis also served as a Vice Chairman Emeritus of AOL LLC, a global Web company. Mr. Leonsis held a number of other executive positions with AOL from September 1994 to December 2006, most recently as Vice Chairman and President, AOL Audience Business. Mr. Leonsis co-founded Revolution Growth Fund II, a private investment firm in November 2011, and has served as a partner of the fund since that time. Mr. Leonsis has served as a director of American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) since July 2010. Mr. Leonsis also serves on the board of directors of several private Internet and technology companies, as well as several charitable organizations. Mr. Leonsis brings to the Board his experience in digital businesses, his innovative approaches, his expertise in identifying business opportunities and driving new strategies based on changing technologies, social media and the Internet.

Robert Bass , Director

Robert Bass has served on our Board since June 2012. He served as a vice chairman of Deloitte & Touche LLP from 2006 through June 2012, and was a partner in Deloitte from 1982 through June 2012, where he specialized in e-commerce, mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings and related issues. At Deloitte, Mr. Bass was responsible for all services provided to Forstmann Little and its portfolio companies and was the advisory partner for Blackstone, DIRECTV, 24 Hour Fitness, McKesson, IMG and CSC. In addition, he has been an advisory partner for RR Donnelley, Automatic Data Processing, Community Health Systems, and Avis Budget. Mr. Bass has served on the board of directors of Sims Metal Management (ASX: SGM.AX) and as a member of the risk and audit committee from September 2013 to 2018, including as chairman of the risk and audit committee since November 2014, the board of directors and as a member of the audit committee of Apex Tool Group, LLC since December 2014, including as chairman of the audit committee since April 2015, the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of New Page Corporation from January 2013 (emergence from chapter XI) to January 2015 (sale of the company), the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of Redfin Corporation (NASDAQ: RDFN) since October 2016 and the board of directors of Bowlero Corp (NYSE: BOWL) since December 2021. Mr. Bass is a certified public accountant licensed in New York and Connecticut. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Bass brings to the Board a wealth of experience and knowledge of public company financial reporting and accounting, including with respect to companies in the e-commerce sector, and his experience at the highest levels of a Big Four accounting firm is an invaluable resource to the Board in its oversight of the Company’s SEC filings.

Eric Lefkofsky , Director

Eric Lefkofsky is a co-founder of the Company, served as the Company’s Executive Chairman from its inception through August 2013, served in the Office of the Chief Executive from February 2013 until August 2013, served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from August 2013 until November 2015, and served as Chairman of the Board from November 2015 until June 2020. Mr. Lefkofsky is a co-founder and CEO at Tempus, a leading provider of technology-enabled precision medicine solutions. Mr. Lefkofsky also is a co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a technology-enabled transportation and logistics outsourcing firm, and served on its board of directors from February 2005 to December 2012. Mr. Lefkofsky is a co-founder of InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK), a global provider of managed print and promotional solutions, and served on its board of directors from August 2008 to October 2012. In 2008, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded Lightbank LLC, a private investment firm specializing in information technology companies, and served as a manager until February 2017. In April 2006, Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded MediaBank, LLC (now known as Mediaocean LLC), a provider of integrated media procurement technology, and has served as a director or manager since that time. Mr. Lefkofsky is also an early investor in Uptake Technologies, a predictive analytics platform. Mr. Lefkofsky serves on the board of trustees of the Steppenwolf Theatre, the board of trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago and the board of trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky also serves on the board of directors of World Business Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Lefkofsky brings to the Board an in- depth knowledge and understanding of the Company’s business and operations, as one of its founders and former Chief Executive Officer, as well as expertise gained through his experience as an entrepreneur and innovator in the technology industry.

Helen Vaid, Director

Helen Vaid has served on our Board since April 2020. Ms. Vaid currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Foundry Brands, a platform that acquires and grows omni-digital brands. Ms. Vaid previously served as the Global Chief Customer Officer for Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., from September 2016 to August 2021, where she was responsible for leading the company’s digital and in-restaurant customer experience efforts, as well as the brand’s e-commerce technology and operations business outside the U.S. Prior to joining Pizza Hut in 2016, Ms. Vaid served in technology-focused executive roles at Wal-Mart and Hewlett-Packard. Ms. Vaid brings to the Board significant expertise in digital and technology systems and consumer products, with more than 20 years of extensive marketing, E-commerce brand management and leadership experience. Her knowledge of direct-to-consumer e-commerce is a valuable resource for our Board.

Dusan Senkypl, Interim CEO


Dusan Senkypl has joined Groupon as Interim CEO from Pale Fire Capital, Groupon’s largest shareholder that holds nearly 22% of shares outstanding. Pale Fire is an entrepreneurial investment firm with ~$1 billion in AUM and two established investment strategies in technology private equity and a global macro hedge fund. Its private equity portfolio includes ~30 B2C and marketplace companies. Dusan co-founded Pale Fire Capital in 2015 and serves as Chairman and CEO. In conjunction with his appointment to Groupon CEO, Dusan will be stepping down from day-to-day responsibilities at Pale Fire Capital.

Dusan is an entrepreneur by trade. Prior to Pale Fire, Dusan created several global ecommerce and technology projects used by more than 250 million users. He built and NetBrokers Holding, a dominant fintech player with more than 500 employees, which was bought by a German media group, Bauer Media, in 2018. He enjoys sports and dedicates a portion of his time to non-profit projects.

Jan Barta, Director

Jan Barta, age 37, has served as a Partner of Pale Fire Capital, SE (“PFC”), a private equity investment group that invests in ecommerce companies both in Europe and worldwide, since January 2017, where he also serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. As a Partner in PFC, Mr. Barta actively co-manages the portfolio of private technology investments, and his primary focus is on identifying investment opportunities and advising on strategies of portfolio companies, including Aukro s.r.o., the largest Czech online marketplace,, a polish insurance technology company, ACOND a.s., the largest Czech manufacturer of heat pumps for residential buildings,, one of the largest global website monitoring services, and Rouvy, SE, a global indoor cycling app competing with Zwift Inc. Prior to joining PFC, Mr. Barta was a Partner in as well as NetBrokers Holding, dominant Czech & Slovak insurance technology and financial technology companies with more than 500 employees, from 2010 until December 2018.