Groupon Names Jennifer Carr-Smith as SVP, General Manager, North America
Groupon announced that it has named Jennifer Carr-Smith as senior vice president, general manager of North America Local. In her new role, Carr-Smith will lead Groupon’s local business, including key areas such as health, beauty and wellness; things to do; food and drink; and sales operations.
Carr-Smith most recently served as president of Peapod, and boasts an extensive track record of building, scaling and transforming businesses that span multiple sectors. Prior to Peapod, Carr-Smith oversaw the global online business at J.Crew, and was responsible for driving growth and profitability in online and mobile channels as well as guiding innovation in digital and omnichannel commerce. She also served as a member of the initial management team at Gilt Groupe, responsible for designing and implementing operating systems as the company scaled from a startup to a midsized retailer.
“She's a proven leader with a strong background in growing and scaling businesses, and she’ll bring a valuable and unique perspective and an expansive e-commerce background that will help us continue to build Groupon into a daily habit,” said Aaron Cooper, president of North America for Groupon, in a company press release announcing the hiring of Carr-Smith.