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Information on ousted Groupon CEO Andrew Mason

Friday - 3/1/2013, 3:08am  ET

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2009 file photo, Andrew Mason, the CEO of Groupon, poses for a photo in Chicago. The struggling online deals company said Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, after the market closed that it ousted Mason as CEO and will look for a new chief. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Greenm, File)

The Associated Press

Andrew Mason was ousted Thursday as CEO of Groupon Inc. amid worries about its financial performance and potential for growth. Here are some biographical details on him:

NAME: Andrew Mason.

TITLE: Founder, CEO of Groupon Inc. (until Thursday)

AGE: 32

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in music from Northwestern University.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Founded Groupon in November 2008 and served as CEO until Thursday. Previously worked as a software developer with InnerWorkings Inc.

PERSONAL: Was once a keyboardist in a punk band.

QUOTE: "I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding -- I was fired today."


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