Groupon Appoints Shutterfly CEO Jeffrey Housenbold As New Director

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Groupon announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Shutterfly president and CEO Jeffrey Housenbold to its Board of Directors.

He has led Shutterfly since January of 2005. Before that, he worked at eBay in various roles like Vice President of Business Development and Internet Marketing, Vice President & General Manager, Business-to-Consumer Group and Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions. He is currently a director at Shutterfly and serves on the Boards of Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Chegg. He's also on the Board of Trustees at Carnegie Mellon University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jeffrey to the Groupon board,” said Groupon Chairman Ted Leonsis. “He brings tremendous expertise and energy, as well as a demonstrated history of innovation and leadership. We look forward to his perspective as Groupon continues to grow and evolve.”

“In just five years, Groupon has proven to be a disruptive force in how consumers discover the world around them,” Housenbold said. “As a company firmly established at the intersection of local and mobile, few others are as well positioned as Groupon to take advantage of this evolving marketplace. I look forward to working with this high caliber board and management team.”

Earlier this month, Groupon appointed four new executives: Robbie Schwietzer as the new Senior Vice President of Operations; Lisa Kennedy as the new Vice President, General Manager, of Groupon Reserve; David Kerr as the new Vice President, General Manager, of Home Services; Hoke Horne as the new Vice President of Global Commercial Finance.

More on their roles here.

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