CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) (http://www.groupon.com) announced the appointment of two new executives: Carol Campagnolo to Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Jay Sullivan to Senior Vice President of Consumer Product. Campagnolo will lead Groupon’s global human resources function and will be based in Chicago, reporting to Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky. Sullivan will oversee all consumer technology products, including Groupon’s popular mobile app and website, and will be based in Palo Alto, Calif., reporting to Sri Viswanath, Chief Technology Officer.
“Carol and Jay are incredible complements to our strong Groupon senior management team,” said Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky. “Adding their expertise will help ensure that we have the right people and technologies in place to take our marketplace and company to the next level.”
Campagnolo comes to Groupon with more than more than 20 years of experience of helping global organizations create talent-focused practices and programs that benefit employees, customers and stakeholders. Most recently, Carol was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at SGK Worldwide, a leading brand strategy company where she oversaw all human resources activities including strategy and planning, global talent initiatives, leadership development and employee engagement. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Global Human Resources at Aon Consulting Worldwide. Carol holds a Master of Arts in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Indiana University.
Sullivan joins Groupon from the Mozilla Corporation where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO. Prior to leading Mozilla’s global organization, Jay served as SVP of Product where he led the product management and design teams and oversaw the user experience for the widely used Firefox mobile and web browser. Before joining Mozilla, Sullivan was the co-founder of PhoneSpots (formerly PocketThis), which was acquired by Call Genie, Inc. in 2007. Jay holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Yale University as well as a number of patents in the areas of mobile and personalization with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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