Groupon Senior Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Rich Williams serves as Chief Executive Officer for Groupon, a position he earned in November 2015. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer, a position he held since June 2015, President of North America and Senior Vice President of Global Marketing.
Dane has been Groupon’s General Counsel since July 2014. Prior to Groupon, Dane worked at Sears Holding Corporation as SVP, general counsel and corporate secretary. Dane received his Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Jason has been Groupon’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development since March 2011. Before coming to Groupon, Jason worked in Corporate Development at Google, where he led the DoubleClick acquisition. Jason received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Northwestern University and his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing
Vinayak Hegde serves as the SVP of Global Marketing where he oversees channel management, customer acquisition, CRM and technology systems that power them. Previously Vinayak was the Vice President of Computational Marketing at Groupon, starting that role in February 2012. He ran the overall product and technology for marketing at Groupon and all the online marketing channels globally. Vinayak also founded the Seattle office for Groupon. Prior to his tenure at Groupon, Vinayak spent 12 years at Amazon.com where he was a General Manager at Amazon’s marketing group. While at Amazon, Vinayak managed Amazon’s Gold Box and Lightning Deals program, Amazon’s email marketing program and also the central technology for Amazon’s Product Advertising API. Prior to that he had several roles in Amazon including managing their first web service and also managing their payments and ordering systems. Prior to Amazon Vinayak held various technology roles at Oracle and Verifone. Vinayak earned his engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka. He lives in Bellevue, Washington, with his wife and daughter.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Randolfi serves as Chief Financial Officer for Groupon, a position he earned in April 2016. In his role, Mike oversees accounting, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, tax, procurement, internal audit and treasury. Mike most recently served as CFO of Orbitz Worldwide where he helped develop and drive significant operational improvements, cultivated strong investor and analyst relationships and ultimately helped lead that company’s 2015 merger with Expedia. Prior to Orbitz, Randolfi held a number of senior finance roles at Delta Air Lines, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President and Controller. Mike has also held positions with Continental Airlines and Raymond James and Associates. Mike is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant.
Chief Product Officer
Jay Sullivan has been Groupon’s Chief Product Officer since December 2015. Jay is evolving Groupon’s customer– and merchant-facing assets — including its desktop experience and top-rated mobile app — as well as the critical technology infrastructure that supports them.