VMware executive Sri Viswanath joins Groupon as Sr VP

Infotech Lead India: VMware executive Sri Viswanath has joined Groupon as its senior vice president of Engineering and Operations.

He will report to interim CEO Eric Lefkofsky.

“Technology is at the center of our mission to surprise and delight consumers every day with unbeatable deals when they are out and about. Sri’s addition will help us further cement Groupon as a daily destination for consumers across the world,” Lefkofsky said.

At VMware, Viswanath served as vice president of research and development for mobile computing.

Prior to VMware, he was senior vice president of Engineering at Glam Media and general manager of its publisher products group.

He was also the SVP of Engineering at Ning, and was instrumental in that company’s acquisition by Glam.

Before that, he worked at Sun Microsystems where he led development of a number of very successful open-source and business-to-business products.

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