|[December 05, 2012]
Groupon Appoints Mike DeLuca as VP of Sales for Breadcrumb
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
(NASDAQ: GRPN) announced today that effective immediately Mike DeLuca
has assumed the role of VP of Sales for Breadcrumb, the company's
system for restaurants, bars and cafes. In addition, DeLuca will
remain in his current role as VP of Sales and Operations for Savored, a
reservation and yield management platform for high-end
establishments. He will continue to report to Rob Kilgarriff, VP and GM
of North American Sales and Account Management, Groupon.
Groupon named Mike DeLuca VP of Sales for Breadcrumb, the company's iPad-based point-of-sale system for restaurants. (Photo: Business Wire)
DeLuca is a 20-year sales veteran with experience at a number of
technology companies that cater to local businesses. In the early days
of Savored, he played a key role as Chief Revenue Officer, and prior to
that he served as SVP of Sales and Operations at AOL (News - Alert) Local, where he
managed all revenue and operations for a sales team of more than 300
inside and field representatives. DeLuca has also held SVP and VP sales
and operations roles at Yahoo and Yodle (News - Alert), a New York-based startup
specializing in marketing management tools.
"Mike is a seasoned sales leader with an innate understanding of the
needs and operational challenges hospitality businesses face," said
Kilgarriff. "He has greatly accelerated our efforts to introduce both
Breadcrumb and Savored to restaurants."
DeLuca has a B.S. in Communications and Human Development from Boston
Founded in New York City in January 2011 by a team of restaurant
industry veterans, Breadcrumb is an easy-to-use, powerful and affordable iPad
point-of-sale (POS) solution for food and beverage businesses.
Breadcrumb removes the complexities, costs and headaches of antiquated
POS systems. Plans start as low as $99 per month and include free
installation and 24/7 phone and email support. Businesses interested in
larning more about Breadcrumb can visit www.breadcrumbpos.com.
App can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store.
is a leading provider of restaurant
reservations and high-end
restaurants discounts. More than 1,000 businesses nationwide have
used Savored's platform for restaurant
yield management to offer diners the lowest possible prices at some
of the best restaurants. After booking a reservation on Savored.com and
visiting the restaurant, diners enjoy up to a 40 percent discount
applied automatically to their bill. Merchants enjoy incremental revenue
for tables that would otherwise be empty, and consumers are incentivized
by the 'built-in' discount and roster of high-end eateries to explore.
Merchants can learn more about Savored's free 30-day trial at http://savored.com/free-trial/
or by calling (877) 801-1209. Consumers can sign up to receive Savored
emails at http://savored.com/signup/.
(NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for
people around the world to search and discover great businesses at
unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business
world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services,
including customizable deal campaigns, credit
card payments processing capabilities
solutions to help them attract more customers and run their
operations more effectively. By leveraging the company's global
relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on
the best stuff to eat, see, do, and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon,
shoppers discover the best a city has to offer with Groupon
Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon
Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home
furnishings and more with Groupon
Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com.
To learn more about the company's merchant
solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.
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