Groupon Names Bodell Chief Technology Officer

Groupon has appointed Colin Bodell as chief technology officer to lead the company’s global engineering efforts.

Bodell joins from American Eagle Outfitters where he was also CTO. Prior to American Eagle, Bodell served as CTO for Time, Inc., and held a number of senior engineering positions at Amazon.

At Groupon, Bodell will lead technology strategy and implementation across the company’s engineering organization and will work closely with the chief product officer to develop and implement the experiences and tools that serve Groupon’s customers and merchant roster. He will report to Groupon CEO Rich Williams.

“As Groupon’s marketplace continues to grow, we’re excited to bring on an engineering leader in Colin who can evolve our platform and help capture the immense opportunity in local,” Williams said. “Colin’s experience leading global engineering teams, building world-class software and deserved reputation as a strong advocate for diversity in engineering make him a tremendous fit to help lead Groupon’s continued success.”