After Accounting Missteps, Groupon Names New Chief Accounting Officer

Groupon has appointed Brian Stevens, a 16-year veteran of KPMG, to the role of chief accounting officer, replacing Joe Del Preto, who will continue on as VP and global controller and will report to Stevens. Stevens, who will report to CFO Jason Child, joins the coupon company as it works to restore its image with Wall Street


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work