Groupon’s CEO and COO just stepped down, joining a slew of executive departures in 2020, including Bill Gates, who is leaving the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway


Groupon’s CEO, Rich Williams, and COO, Steve Krenzer, are stepping down from those roles while remaining with the company. North America President Aaron Cooper was named interim CEO while the company searches for a permanent hire.

People enter and leave Groupon Inc corporate office and headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Frank Polich

People enter and leave Groupon’s headquarters in Chicago
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced his decision to step down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway in a LinkedIn post on March 13, to focus more on philanthropic ventures. Gates hasn’t worked full-time at Microsoft since 2008.

Bill Gates

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Les Wexner, CEO of L Brands, a retail company that includes Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, stepped down on February 20 after almost 60 years. He was the longest-tenured CEO of any Fortune 500 company at the time.

Les Wexner

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