Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) reported that Colin Bodell will be the new Chief Technology Officer of company. He will lead the firm’s global engineering initiatives across three continents. Bodell comes from American Eagle Outfitters where he served as CTO. In his new role, Bodell will report to Groupon CEO Rich Williams.
Williams reported that as company’s marketplace continues to emerge, they are thrilled to bring on an engineering pioneer in Bodell who can evolve their platform and assist capture the remarkable opportunity in local. Bodell’s experience leading international engineering teams, establishing world-class software and earned reputation as an interesting advocate for diversity in engineering turn him a remarkable fit to assist lead company’s continued success.
Prior to American Eagle, Bodell was CTO for Time, Inc., and served on different senior engineering roles at Amazon. Bodell expressed that Groupon’s fast growing marketplace presents some innovative engineering prospects, and the long-term opportunity for the platform is remarkable. The talent across the firm, especially the commitment to product excellence and engineering teams enable them to build even more interesting experiences for merchants and customers.
At Groupon, Bodell will direct technology implementation and strategy across the firm’s engineering segment and will coordinate closely with Chief Product Officer Mr. Jay Sullivan to implement and develop the tools and experiences that serve company’s 49 million clients and broad merchant roster.
Bodell’s engagement is the latest in a row of senior leaders associating with Groupon to help develop the daily habit in local commerce. Deb Wahl, the Senior marketing executive joined the company’s Board this month. Also, the company named Steve Krenzer as Chief Operating Officer and Jennifer Carr-Smith SVP for North America Local.
In the last trading session, the stock price of Groupon gained more than 2% to close the day at $5.82. The gains came at a share volume of 11.45 million compared to average share volume of 9.03 million.