Groupon appoints Kal Raman chief operating officer

15 Nov 2012

Kal Raman, Groupon's new chief operating officer

Daily deals website Groupon has appointed its senior vice-president, Global Sales and Operations, Kal Raman, as its new chief operating officer (COO).

Raman joined Groupon in April of this year. In his new role as COO, he will continue to oversee the company’s global sales and operations, and will report to CEO Andrew Mason.

“In a very short time, Kal has had a significant impact on increasing the number and quality of local businesses using the Groupon platform to the benefit of Groupon customers around the world,” said Mason said.

“We are already seeing progress in Europe and Kal will be instrumental in leading our company as we deploy tools and technologies that will help us continue to grow both Groupon and the categories in which we operate.”

Raman is a 20-year veteran in technology and retail businesses. Most recently, Raman worked as vice-president of Global Fulfillment at eBay.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic