In a blog it just posted, Groupon said its recently hired COO, Margo Georgiadis, “has decided to return to Google (her former employer) in a new role as President, Americas.”
She was hired in April, only months before the company filed to go public.
It has only just announced its IPO plans, but Groupon is already getting a good taste of the brutality of being more public in an increasing series of negative reports aimed at its business prospects and execs, just as the social buying phenom starts to market itself to Wall Street investors.
A Chicago boy is going home, as former Yahoo PR exec Bradford Williams takes over as VP of Global Communications at Groupon.
Williams, who worked at Yahoo during its ugly takeover fight with Microsoft, will need his even-keeled personality more than ever now, as the social buying phenom heads into its upcoming IPO.