Chief Revenue Officer, International
Meet the Grouponer who essentially built the EMEA Goods organization from scratch.
Tell us about your job! What do you do? What do your days look like?
I am responsible for matching demand and supply across the shopping business in EMEA. The Merchandising team—with the help of analytics—will constantly monitor internal and external demand metrics and work with the buying teams in multiple countries to create a compelling selection of deals at great prices for our customers to pick from.
My days are often spent working on delivering our operations plan and working alongside merchandising, marketing, buying, engineering, and analytics to provide the best experience for our customers. Our teammates are located all across EMEA in London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Madrid, Amsterdam, and Warsaw.
What’s your favorite Groupon memory?
Seeing the team build the shopping business from 0 to what it is today and going from a team of two to a team of 300 with lots of strong talent.
That’s an impressive feat! How did you grow that organization? What do you attribute to your team’s success?
We worked closely with our dedicated recruiter who understood the business and worked hard to source the right talent for both Groupon and our customers. Close teamwork and an encouraging team spirit create a strong foundation for continued success.
So what kind of people thrive at Groupon?
People who want ownership and are keen to innovate and create a legacy tend to thrive here.
What’s been the most challenging thing you’ve worked on?
Bringing the EMEA team together into one shopping team with one purpose and one focus.
What inspires you?
Seeing results and efforts coming to fruition for our customer and employees.
What was your first impression of Groupon as an employer?
There was so much energy and drive; lots of great people with focus and hunger to raise the bar every day. It was exciting to join what Forbes once coined the fastest growing company ever.
How does your work impact Groupon’s mission of building the daily habit in local commerce?
My team and I create a selection of deals for the customer to pick from and find the kind of deals that will entice the customer to purchase.
Describe the proudest moment you’ve had at Groupon.
When the Goods team was called out in All Hands as the example for everyone to follow in terms of focus and energy.
Ready to raise the bar?
Where were you before you joined Groupon? How did you get here?
I was working for Bid Shopping when Groupon called me to ask me to come to join them. I am so glad they did! The ability to make positive change and launch new and innovative initiatives keeps me excited to come to work every day.
We see that you’re a member of Groupon Volunteers. What do you like about being a volunteer?
I like giving back to the community, especially children charities as this is something very close to my heart. By doing what little we can, we do a lot to put a smile on kids’ faces in our communities.
You probably have a life outside Groupon; what keeps you fulfilled outside of work?
I like very long walks. I am also into tech and trade as well as cultures and languages.
Your role probably exists at other companies aside from Groupon…so what makes your role at Groupon unique?
Groupon gives us a platform for everyone to make a positive impact and contribute, from the most junior roles to the very senior ones. And we are rewarded and recognized for it.
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be and why?
Engineering. I studied it at university and ended up in a cubicle writing code. Here at Groupon, I see that the engineering team is a lot more exciting than the first job I had out of university. Also, I would also like to try marketing as they are in front of the customer and create reasons for customers to visit Groupon.
What do your parents think you do?
My mum thinks I am in charge of the internet 🙂
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I have been to 100 cities in the last three years.