Groupon Announces Senior Hires in International Operations and Technology


CHICAGO, Jan 08, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Groupon ( ) today announced the appointment of two new executives: Tamer Tamar to SVP of International Operations and Sri Subramaniam to VP of Engineering for Smart Deals.

"We're thrilled to have Tamer and Sri join Groupon and bring their incredible talent to our expanding bench of senior executives," said Eric Lefkofsky, CEO Groupon. "Tamer and Sri will accelerate Groupon's plans to grow our international operations and deliver more and more relevant deals to our customers throughout the world."

Tamar joins Groupon from Orbitz where he was SVP International responsible for EMEA and APAC Regions for ebookers and HotelClub. Prior to that, Tamar held senior positions at Expedia in Europe. Tamar joins in April, will be based in London and will report to COO, Kal Raman. Tamar will join Groupon's senior leadership team.

Subramaniam joins from WalmartLabs where he was responsible for search, marketplace and item infrastructure. Prior to that Subramaniam was VP of Engineering at Kosmix, a semantic tech startup acquired by Walmart. He also previously led search at eBay. Subramaniam will be based in Palo Alto and report to Sri Viswanath, SVP of Engineering and Operations.

About Groupon

Groupon GRPN -0.35% is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods. Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively. To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit . To download Groupon's five-star mobile apps, visit . To learn more about the company's merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit .

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