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Groupon Appoints Four New Executives

Groupon today announced the appointment of four new executives: Robbie Schwietzer to Senior Vice President of Operations, Lisa Kennedy to Vice President, General Manager, of Groupon Reserve, David Kerr, Vice President, General Manager, of Home Services, and Hoke Horne, Vice President of Global Commercial Finance.

“We’re thrilled to bring Robbie, Lisa, David and Hoke and their incredible caliber of talent to Groupon,” said Eric Lefkofsky, CEO, Groupon. “All four are well-regarded experts in their fields and will help take Groupon to the next level.”

Schwietzer will be involved in implementing, overseeing and growing Groupon’s various enterprise operations. Previously, he spent 10 years at Amazon and most recently held the position of Vice President of Amazon Prime. During his tenure at Amazon, he also served as Director of International Retail, Director of Videogames and Software, Germany, and Senior Finance Manager. Prior to Amazon, Schwietzer worked at McKinsey & Company as an Associate Consultant. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. Schwietzer will report to Chief Operating Officer Kal Raman and be based in Seattle.

Kennedy will head the Groupon Reserve team, a high-end channel for premium deals and experiences, and lead Groupon’s merchandising efforts. A proven entrepreneur with vast ecommerce experience, she is the founder of Hopscotch, a daily deal site in India that features member access to discounts on top baby and children’s brands. Prior to launching Hopscotch, Kennedy served as the Executive Vice president of E-Commerce for Quidsi, which operates Diapers.com, Soap.com and BeautyBar.com. She’s also held senior roles at Scholastic, Time Inc. and the Guinness Book of World Records. Kennedy received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She will report to Raman and be based in New York.

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