Child was most recently Vice President of Finance for Amazon.com’s $14 billion International business.
Previously, Jason held key finance leadership roles for Amazon in Germany and Japan, also serving in Investor Relations, Technology, Marketing and as Worldwide Corporate Controller.
Prior to Amazon, he spent more than seven years at Arthur Andersen where he was a CPA and Consulting Manager.
Here’s Child’s comment on his move:
“Groupon is one of the most amazing businesses I have ever seen. I am thrilled to join a great team that is attacking one of the biggest opportunities in e-commerce today.”
Child and his family have relocated from Seattle to Chicago, where Groupon is based.
The recruitment of a seasoned exec like Child further solidifies these predictions.
Bloomberg recently reported that Groupon may, however, raise more funding before taking the IPO route, seeking several hundreds of millions of dollars in financing that would value the company at south of $6 billion.
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