We’re committed to cultivating an empathetic global community where commerce, innovation and brand loyalty thrive through inclusion and diversity.

The character of a world-class city comprises many ethnicities, places of origin, interests and worldviews. As Groupon operates in cities all over the world, we recognize the importance of building a strong internal and external culture that promotes opportunity for engagement and support across cultural lines.

Dušan Šenkypl

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Dušan Šenkypl has joined Groupon as Interim CEO from Pale Fire Capital, Groupon’s largest shareholder that holds nearly 22% of shares outstanding. Pale Fire is an entrepreneurial investment firm with ~$1 billion in AUM and two established investment strategies in technology private equity and a global macro hedge fund. Its private equity portfolio includes ~30 B2C and marketplace companies. Dušan co-founded Pale Fire Capital in 2015 and serves as Chairman and CEO. In conjunction with his appointment to Groupon CEO, Dušan will be stepping down from day-to-day responsibilities at Pale Fire Capital.

Dušan is an entrepreneur by trade. Prior to Pale Fire, Dušan created several global ecommerce and technology projects used by more than 250 million users. He built ePojisteni.cz and NetBrokers Holding, a dominant fintech player with more than 500 employees, which was bought by a German media group, Bauer Media, in 2018. He enjoys sports and dedicates a portion of his time to non-profit projects.

Jiří Ponrt

Chief Financial Officer

Jiří Ponrt has joined Groupon from Pale Fire Capital, Groupon’s largest shareholder, where he served as a Partner CFO. Prior to Pale Fire, Jiří served as CFO at Alza.cz, one of the largest e-commerce players in Central and Eastern Europe, where he helped grow the business to an annual turnover of $2 billion. In addition, he spent 15 years at Danone/Nutricia, where he gained extensive experience both in a variety of financial and commercial roles. Jiří has a proven track record as Finance Director, Sales Director, and Trade & Category Manager where he managed multi channel businesses in E-commerce, fast-moving consumer goods, Pharmaceuticals and services. 

Barbara Weisz

Senior Vice President, Sales

Barbara Weisz has overseen our Sales functions in International since 2020 and is now leading the Global Supply Organization. Barbara joined Groupon in January 2010 as part of the European founding team. She has held numerous Operations and Sales leadership roles during her tenure, and has been involved in countless projects, from launching European country markets to global marketing, to building out and scaling global shared service centers. Prior to joining Groupon, Barbara spent nine years at eBay in a variety of marketing roles in Canada and France, as well as leading their International CRM team in Zurich.

Vojtěch Ryšánek

Interim Chief Technology Officer

Vojtěch Ryšánek joined Groupon as our Interim CTO in 2022 after serving as the CTO for the Czech auction platform AUKRO. He has years of experience in software engineering, architecture and team leadership for various tech companies in Czechia, Austria and Switzerland. He leads our global Engineering organization with Agile methodologies, an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong focus on our performance and efficiency transformation.

Joe Grusman

Chief Marketing Officer

Joe Grusman is a versatile marketing executive with an impressive track record of driving digital transformation and revenue growth for businesses across various industries. With over 17 years of experience, Joe has honed his skills in building and leading high-performing teams, crafting innovative marketing strategies, and cultivating strong partnerships with key stakeholders. Joe has successfully spearheaded several initiatives aimed at accelerating revenue growth, increasing brand awareness, and embracing the latest digital marketing technologies. His keen understanding of the ever-evolving marketing landscape has made him an invaluable asset to the companies he has worked with throughout his career.

Prior to joining Groupon, Joe served as a Senior Vice President of Marketing and the Chief Marketing Officer at Offerpad. He also worked at Zappos as the Senior Director of Marketing for 7 years and then as the General Manager of E-commerce Marketing for 3 years. Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. 

Elaine Danigeles

Interim Head of People

Elaine Danigeles joined Groupon in 2014, and has held various leadership roles within our vast Human Resources organization before serving as our Interim Head of People since early 2023. She oversees HR across the globe, ensuring we have the best talent available and providing them with the best career opportunities, compensation & benefits, talent development options and a diverse, equitable and inclusive place of work. Elaine and her team are also in charge of steering Groupon into the new hybrid ways of working. Prior to joining Groupon, Elaine has held various senior HR positions at Breakthru Beverage, (formerly known as Wirtz Beverage Group), a wine and spirits distributor. She also has a strong background in Employee Relations and Labor Relations.

Dane Drobny

Outside General Counsel

Dane Drobny has served as our Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since July 2014. Dane oversees Groupon’s entire global human resources and legal functions, which includes commercial, corporate security, employment and compliance, government affairs, immigration, information security, intellectual property, litigation, privacy, regulatory reporting and risk. Prior to joining Groupon, he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Sears Holdings Corporation and he spent 17 years at the international law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, most recently as a partner.

Branislav Majorský

Senior Vice President, Revenue

Branislav Majorský joined Groupon from Slevomat, a Czech online platform for local services and experiences, very similar to Groupon, where he was part of a turnaround from the negative post-COVID revenue trajectory to its most successful and profitable year in history. He has a diverse range of experience from various project management, finance, analytics, and commercial roles which helps him drive Groupon’s revenue and commercial strategy,

Lucie Brešová

Interim Vice President, GSO

Lucie Brešová joined Groupon in 2023 and leads over 1,000 employees globally within our Shared Services Centers. These centers handle customer support for end users and merchants as well as a lot of internal support for individual teams. Prior to joining us, Lucie has been part of the stellar success of Kiwi.com as both CFO, COO and Managing Director. With a strong background in Finance and Consulting, Lucie shares her unique expertise as a sought-after Coach and Speaker, focusing on topics such as scaling up, organizational change, exponential technologies, and global challenges.

Filip Popovič

Senior Vice President of Product & Transformation

Filip Popovič is in charge of driving our transformation efforts from the newly created function of SVP Product & Transformation and is instrumental in unlocking our product-led growth potential. He joined Groupon in 2022 and brings a wealth of experience from sectors like Private Equity, Venture Capital Funds and publicly traded companies like Alphabet Inc. and Gen digital, formerly known as Avast.