Groupon appoints new senior VP of engineering and operations

10 Apr 2013

Daily deals site Groupon has a new senior vice-president of engineering and operations: Sri Viswanath, former vice-president of research and development for mobile computing at VMware.

“We are extremely excited to add someone of Sri’s reputation, talent and vision,” said interim CEO Eric Lefkofsky.

“Technology is at the centre of our mission to surprise and delight consumers every day with unbeatable deals when they are out and about.

“Sri’s addition will help us further cement Groupon as a daily destination for consumers across the world.”

Viswanath said Groupon has a tremendous business opportunity and a huge potential for further innovation.

“I look forward to working with a very talented team as we continue building an engineering organisation that delivers business results and a world-class customer and merchant experience,” Viswanath said.

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