People: Groupon Inc (GRPN.O)
17 May 2013
Mr. Kal Raman (also known as Kalyanaraman Srinivasan) has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Groupon, Inc., effective November 14, 2012. Raman joined the company in April 2012. He was previously Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Operations. Raman is a 20-year veteran in technology and retail businesses. Most recently, Raman worked as Vice President of Global Fulfillment at eBay. Before that, he served as CEO of GlobalScholar, a in enterprise software to K-12 public schools. Prior to GlobalScholar, he was Senior Vice President at Amazon, responsible for driving its global non-media business for retailers and sellers. In addition, he led Amazon's retail technology and marketing units. Before joining Amazon, Raman was CEO of drugstore.com where he joined as CIO. He also held numerous management roles at Wal-Mart. He is a graduate of the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, and remains dedicated to improving the quality of education for underprivileged children in his native India.
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