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New CEO Eric Lefkofsky has big ambitions for Groupon

New CEO Eric Lefkofsky has big ambitions for Groupon

Eric Lefkofsky says he intends to be the chief executive of Groupon Inc. for "a few years." His tenure will end, he said, when Groupon — which has fallen far short of once-lofty expectations by investors — has completed its transition from a daily deals company to an e-commerce company. His ambition, Lefkofsky said, is for Groupon to become the first place shoppers turn to when they "want to buy anything, anywhere, any time." Lefkofsky and fellow board member Ted Leonsis had been serving as interim co-CEOs of the Chicago company since founding Chief Executive Andrew Mason was fired in February. Lefkofsky headed the day-to-day operations while Leonsis led...

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