Former Shopping.com CEO and eBay executive with deep ecommerce, marketing and advertising expertise set to position LivingSocial for growth in evolving market
WASHINGTON - Wednesday, July 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LivingSocial today announced that Gautam Thakar will be joining the company as its new Chief Executive Officer and President. He will assume the role previously held by Tim O’Shaughnessy, who announced earlier this year his intention to step down.
“We knew we wanted a new CEO with the ability to drive the business forward with energy, vision and deep ecommerce knowledge. The Board and I met with a number of exceptional candidates, and we all believe that Gautam is the perfect fit for the future of LivingSocial,” stated O’Shaughnessy.
Thakar joins LivingSocial from eBay Inc., where he has spent over a decade in general management and leadership roles. As CEO of Shopping.com (an eBay acquisition), he dro
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