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Groupon Product Chief Jeff Holden, an Early Amazon Exec, to Depart

No word yet on the longtime Amazon vet's next move.

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Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

Groupon said in a regulatory filing today that Jeff Holden, the company’s product boss, will be leaving the company on March 18. Holden joined Groupon in 2011 in an “acqhire” of his startup, Pelago.

As senior vice president of product management, Holden reports to CEO Eric Lefkofsky and oversees all product development and management at the Chicago-based deals company.

Holden is one of four out of eight execs on Groupon’s management team to have previously worked at Amazon. He spent more than eight years at the e-commerce behemoth, joining in its early days after previously working with Jeff Bezos at the hedge fund D.E. Shaw. He was one of the earliest members of Amazon’s management team, and worked in supply chain optimization as well as consumer product roles.

A Groupon spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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