SVP, Product Management
Jeff Holden is the SVP, Product Management at Groupon, where he is leading the development of the new products and services that define Groupon’s global commerce operating system. He joined Groupon in 2011 through the sale of his company, Pelago, which he co-founded in January 2006 with a vision of leveraging mobile technology to radically improve the way people explore and experience the physical world. Whrrl, the company’s flagship product, was the manifestation of that vision.
Before Pelago, Jeff spent almost nine years at Amazon.com in a myriad of roles. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Consumer Websites, Worldwide, where he oversaw the end-to-end consumer experience including search, navigation, personalization, social computing, ordering, merchandising, web traffic and Amazon Prime. Prior, Jeff was the Director of Supply Chain Optimization Systems. In this position, he led the design and development of the company’s unique forecasting, inventory planning, order fulfillment optimization and transactional purchasing systems.
Before Amazon, Jeff spent five years at D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. a New York-based hedge fund. He joined the firm as a software engineer and his first assignment was working with Jeff Bezos to develop a new trading strategy for the firm.
Jeff earned his BS and MS in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.