Groupon has elected Jeffrey Housenbold, president and CEO of Shutterfly, to the company’s board of directors.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeffrey to the Groupon board,” said Ted Leonsis, chairman. “He brings tremendous expertise and energy, as well as a demonstrated history of innovation and leadership. We look forward to his perspective as Groupon continues to grow and evolve.”
“In just five years, Groupon has proven to be a disruptive force in how consumers discover the world around them,” said Housenbold. “As a company firmly established at the intersection of local and mobile, few others are as well positioned as Groupon to take advantage of this evolving marketplace. I look forward to working with this high caliber board and management team.”
Housenbold joins Ted Leonsis, Eric Lefkofsky, Peter Barris, Robert Bass, Daniel Henry, Mellody Hobson and Brad Keywell on Groupon’s board.
Housenbold has served as president, CEO and a director of Shutterfly since Jan. 2005. Prior to joining Shutterfly, Housenbold worked at eBay, serving in a variety of senior roles, including VP of business development and internet marketing, VP and general manager, business-to-consumer group and VP, mergers and acquisitions. He serves on the board of directors of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest casino entertainment company, and Chegg, an online student hub. He is also a member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University and serves as a special industry advisor to KKR & Co. L.P.