Groupon Names New International SVPBy: Shawn Hess - April 13, 2012
Groupon has named a new senior vice president of International. Veit Dengler, Australian native and former executive at Proctor & Gamble and McKinsey, will fill the shoes. Dengler is a Harvard graduate and also spent time at Dell where he served as head of Russian and Eastern European operations.
Dengler comments on his new role at Groupon:
“Groupon is changing local commerce, creating enormous value for merchants and consumers,”
“I’m excited to help drive global innovation and operational excellence as we continue to change the way merchants market themselves in every corner of the world.”
Dangler takes over for Marc and Oliver Samwer, who came over to Groupon as part of the City Deal acquisition in 2010.
Marc Samwer comments the the new SVP at Groupon:
“I’m very proud of what we’ve helped build and accomplish over the last two years,”
“I’m confident in Groupon’s future to become the platform for local commerce and believe Veit is an excellent choice to lead the international business going forward.”
Andrew Mason, CEO of Groupon comments on the changes in leadership:
“Marc and his brother Oliver built an extraordinary team that’s grown our International business to account for more than half of our revenues,”
“We wish them continued success and look forward to building the next stage of our global platform under Veit’s leadership.”
Groupon covers a lot more than just the United States, so international operations are a big deal at the company. Currently, Groupon has services available in 48 countries with plans to expand further. They offer over 1000 deals globally each day.