Information on ousted Groupon CEO Andrew Mason

Biographical information on ousted Groupon CEO Andrew Mason

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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2009 file photo, Andrew Mason, the CEO of …

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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