LivingSocial appoints Lorrie Norrington as Board Observer

– USA, DC – LivingSocial, the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city and beyond, today announced that Lorrie Norrington is joining the Company as a board observer and a senior advisor to President and CEO Gautam Thakar.

“Lorrie’s incredible leadership experience and perspective in the ecommerce and online marketplace businesses will be greatly beneficial as we embark on the refounding of LivingSocial,” said Thakar. “We are thrilled to have her input as we build a strong consumer brand, and leverage additional opportunities for our merchant partners.”

Norrington added, “The market for local ecommerce has tremendous untapped potential, and I am excited to be able to help Gautam, the board and the team at LivingSocial with the next chapter of the company.”

With more than 30 years of experience in technology, software and internet businesses, Norrington has held various senior positions at eBay, including President of eBay Marketplaces where she led all eBay businesses in 39 countries.

Prior to eBay, Norrington was an officer at Intuit, Inc., where she led the Quicken and QuickBooks brands and later became an Executive Vice President in the Office of the CEO. She also led a variety of businesses at General Electric Company over a 20-year period in a broad range of industries, including her last position as an officer of GE and CEO of GE FANUC.

Norrington has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. She serves on the boards of DIRECTV, Autodesk and HubSpot. Previous boards include, McAfee, Lucasfilm and TaskRabbit.

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