PRACTITIONER EXCHANGE SESSION Building a Company in a New Industry – The Advantages and Challenges

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
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Groupon, Inc. is the leading provider of marketing solutions for local commerce, currently on its way to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s commerce operating system by increasing consumer buying power while driving more business to merchants through price and discovery. Groupon has seen remarkable growth in its short four-year history. The company has a $5 billion run-rate in gross billings with two hundred million subscribers, features more than 100,000 unique merchants every quarter and is growing active deals thirteen times year-over-year to more than 27,000 per quarter. By its third year, Groupon had operations in nearly 50 countries. Come hear about the challenges and the opportunities of scaling and optimizing a company in an entirely new industry category by grounding the culture in a strong set of core values. Learn about the challenges of building sustainable organization capability to plug the three trillion dollar local commerce marketplace into the web through building tens of thousands relationships with local merchants around the world.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Brian Schipper


Skip has been Groupon's Head of Global Human Resources since June 2011. Skip has worked for a variety of companies including Microsoft, Cisco, and PepsiCo. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business and English from Hope College and his MBA from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.

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Business Credit
Relationship Management
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