Groupon Names Kal Raman Chief Operating Officer

  Groupon Names Kal Raman Chief Operating Officer

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- November 14, 2012

Groupon (, 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)

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

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 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.

About Groupon

Groupon (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 To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how
to work with Groupon, visit

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