Steve Manes serves as head of affiliate marketing in North America at Groupon. He is responsible for growing the affiliate business along with managing an affiliate team of four. He has also been a key contributor in developing, promoting and growing Groupon’s newly launched affiliate platform, Groupon Partner Network. Before joining Groupon in January 2013, Manes spent the greater part of six years running affiliate programs at Sears Holding Corporation, Intertwine Interactive and Rakuten LinkShare. On top of his affiliate experience, Manes ran SEM, SEO and display campaigns for YearsAhead.com, a subsidiary of Sittercity. Manes has a BA in Communications from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Steve currently lives in a suburb of Chicago with his wife and two kids.