Mission: We combine the power of technology and community to deliver savings to the world.
Best Places to Work: 2014 (#14)
A diverse and inclusive workplace is central to RetailMeNot's success. Get to know the heart behind our grassroots program and why diversity and inclusion are more than just words on a wall in our office. Watch here:
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RetailMeNot is a leading savings destination that influences purchase decisions through the power of savings. By connecting partners with our active, engaged shopping audience, we drive growth for more than 70,000 brands internationally.
Values of RetailMeNot, Inc.
Challenge the status quo. Act like an entrepreneur.
At RetailMeNot, Inc. we know that building the world’s largest savings destination is best optimized with live music and good queso. Our teams challenge each other to have fun while connecting shoppers to the brands they love.
Employee Benefits & Perks
RetailMeNot, Inc. strives to support and grow our most important asset—our employees. We offer exciting employment opportunities, generous employee programs and benefits, along with fun perks all wrapped up in a friendly, diverse and success-oriented office culture.
Medical, dental and vision coverage and plan options
401(k) plan with company match
Life and disabilities insurance
Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP)
Open vacation policy
Catered lunch four days per week and breakfast two days a week
Fully stocked kitchens to enjoy during business hours
Monthly reimbursements for cell phones and gym memberships
Free downtown parking
Artwork reimbursement to add a touch of your personality to the space
Peer recognition programs
Opportunity to work alongside smart, friendly people in a successful, fast-paced, collaborative environment
Hip new offices with open work spaces, located in the heart of downtown
Team Member Recognition
Team Members are encouraged to recognize one another for going above and beyond. Quarterly, a few Team Members are nominated to spin "The Wheel" to win a grand prize, which could be anything from free movie tickets for a year to a 2-minute shopping spree.
Cotter Cunningham is the founder, president and CEO of RetailMeNot, Inc., the world's largest digital offers marketplace. Founded in 2009, RetailMeNot, Inc. has grown to more than 500 employees with offices in four countries and headquartered in Austin, TX. In 2013, the company facilitated an estimated $3.5 billion in merchant sales. The company has raised over $700 million from public and private investors including an IPO in July 2013 (NASDAQ: SALE).
Prior to RetailMeNot, Cotter was the senior vice president and COO of Bankrate Inc. (NYSE: RATE) for seven years, taking the company public in 1999 and growing its revenues eight-fold over his tenure. Cotter was also a vice president and general manager with advertising agency VML and worked in the corporate development group at H&R Block, where he was primarily with its CompuServe subsidiary. He wrote the book "Your Financial Action Plan: 12 Simple Steps to Achieve Money Success." He has an MBA from Vanderbilt University and lives in Austin, TX.
Kelli leads all of RetailMeNot, Inc.'s partner management, advertising sales, operations and merchandising duties. She also manages the integration of domestic and international acquisitions for the company. Since joining RetailMeNot, Inc. in 2009 as employee number two, Beougher has instrumentally grown the company in the United States and abroad by expanding the portfolio of websites and growing a team of top talent. Prior to RetailMeNot, Inc., she was the senior vice president at LinkShare, where she was responsible for advertiser and publisher services and all lines of business in North America. Kelli started her career in GE Capital's management program. At GE, she held roles in client and corporate marketing and Six Sigma operations. Kelli holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Thomas Aylor is RetailMeNot, Inc.’s chief financial officer. As the head of the global finance organization, Thomas manages both the financial accounting and international finance teams. Thomas joined RetailMeNot in 2012 as VP of finance and principal accounting officer.
Thomas brings many years of experience to the company, including expertise in strategic financial transactions and public company compliance from previous roles at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. During his 12-year tenure at Ernst & Young, he served clients ranging from growth-stage technology companies to Fortune 500 companies.
Thomas holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas State University.
Marissa Tarleton is the chief marketing officer of RetailMeNot, Inc, in North America. In this role, she directs all consumer brand advertising, customer acquisition and retention, search engine marketing, public relations, internal communications, business-to-business marketing, and customer relationship management. Prior to RetailMeNot, Marissa led marketing for Dell Inc.'s North America Consumer and Small Business organization.
Mausam Bhatt leads product vision and strategy for RetailMeNot, Inc. in the United States as chief product officer. Prior to RetailMeNot, Mausam served as vice president, product and business at Flipkart, a leading ecommerce and mcommerce marketplace in India where he led efforts to establish and grow mobile commerce from the ground up.
Jonathan Kaplan is the chief legal officer of RetailMeNot, Inc. He manages all aspects of the company's global legal and government affairs, including corporate governance, compliance, labor and employment, litigation, contracts, and M&A concerns. Jonathan has broad experience advising private and public companies in matters related to corporate governance, public company compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions.
Prior to joining RetailMeNot, Jonathan was a corporate and transactional attorney at the international law firms DLA Piper LLP, Vinson & Elkins LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP. Jonathan has a J.D. from the University of California at Davis, King Hall School of Law (Order of the Coif) and a B.A. with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Lou Agnese is the senior vice president and general manager of RetailMeNot's international businesses. Lou joined the company in 2011 as general counsel and corporate secretary, and has served in various capacities during his tenure, including interim CFO, and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Gift Cards.
Prior to RetailMeNot, Lou was an attorney with DLA Piper LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, representing numerous companies in capital markets transactions, public company compliance obligations, and a wide range of private and public mergers and acquisitions.
Lou has a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration in international business with a minor in Japanese from the University of the Incarnate Word.
As RetailMeNot’s senior vice president of retail and brand solutions, John Theiss leads efforts to deepen its relationships with the largest retailers, brands and advertisers in North America. His responsibilities include managing the company’s sales organization and serving as the voice of the advertiser at the executive level. Prior to RetailMeNot, John served in a variety of leadership roles in the mobile technology and payments space, most notably with Softcard, the mobile commerce solution joint venture with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. He also had a long career at American Express, where for more than 25 years, he led multiple organizations including sales, client management and business development with a focus in the merchant division of the company.
Senior Vice President, People
As Senior Vice President, People, at RetailMeNot, John Adcock leads the full spectrum of human resource functions including the global workforce strategy, culture and engagement, talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, and training and development.
John has nearly 20 years of human resources experience and most recently served as the vice president of human resources at HomeAway, supporting the full organization in hiring, development and growth of its worldwide talent. Prior to HomeAway, John was at Dell for 11 years in various HR business partner roles as well as leading learning-and-development teams. At American Airlines he led efforts to redefine performance management and leadership development.
John holds a Master of Science degree in psychology from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas Christian University.
Senior Vice President, Operations
As senior vice president of operations for RetailMeNot, Inc., Kim leads the company’s North American operations function to support an ever-changing set of business and customer needs. Kim’s scope of responsibility includes content management, merchandising, optimization, ad operations, product operations, facilities, gift card operations, network partnerships, sales operations and customer support. Kim is also the co-lead of the Women’s Employee Resource Group at RetailMeNot (W@RMN), which is focused on strengthening the network and opportunities available to women both at and beyond the company.
Kim began her career in marketing, and leveraged her passion for building, developing and optimizing teams and talent in operations roles thereafter. She joined RetailMeNot in 2012 and has supported the business through various stages of growth to meet the evolving needs of our fast-paced business.
Prior to the business world, Kim graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising and a minor in business. She continued management studies through the University of South Florida and the Acton School of Business Emergent Execs program.
Senior Vice President, Business Operations
Srini Palamarthy is the senior vice president of business operations for RetailMeNot, Inc., overseeing global financial planning and analysis (FP&A), business analytics, pricing and revenue optimization. Srini joined RetailMeNot in 2013 as senior director of revenue planning to enhance our forecasting processes as we were transitioning from pre-IPO to a public company. His role later expanded to vice president FP&A.
Prior to RetailMeNot, Srini worked in various leadership roles in consulting, business operations and product management at startups and Fortune 100 firms, including Vistaar, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Oracle, i2 Technologies, Sabre and American Airlines.
Srini holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
Life in Austin
RetailMeNot, Inc. is headquartered in Austin, Texas—the "Live Music Capital of the World." Austin is a vibrant city that consistently ranks at the top of the Best Places to Live lists (as reported by CNN Money, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, just to name a few).
Located in the heart of downtown, RetailMeNot, Inc. is surrounded by the best Austin has to offer—the annual South By Southwest Conference, Austin City Limits Music Festival, miles of running and biking trails at Lady Bird Lake and the greenbelt, world-class concert venues and funky bars and restaurants to unwind after work. Dubbed Silicon Hills, Austin is home to one of the hottest tech scenes in the United States. It's a great place to work, play and advance your career.
"RetailMeNots" also enjoy a bevy of office perks, including breakfast and lunch catered weekly, fully stocked kitchens and company Segways to hop around on for errands downtown. And we totally know how to celebrate a stellar quarter, with parties, get-togethers and spur-of-the-moment fetes.
Life in London
From the funky, spacious offices in the heart of Clerkenwell, RetailMeNot, Inc. UK Ltd. is perfectly placed to enjoy the area's countless cafes, bars and restaurants, or to take a stroll through the historic markets that make the district famous. Clerkenwell is one of the most notable and culturally rich areas of London, and its close proximity to both the City and West End makes it a magnet for the capital's creative and tech scene—it's also the perfect place to pop out for a beer after work!
RetailMeNot, Inc. UK employees are treated to a range of fun-packed company events every year, the highlight of which is our annual holiday, where the whole company jets off to a European city for a well-deserved summer break. Our comfy offices also offer plenty of opportunity to unwind, with video games, toys and free breakfast and snacks for employees every day.
Life in Paris
The Paris office, which was opened in February 2013, is located in the heart of the city and is a stone’s throw from Opéra, Galeries Lafayette and the Palais-Royal, to name just a few of the famous sights nearby. While the neighborhood boasts many tourist attractions, it is also a thriving business district and home to many up-and-coming tech companies. The historic textile district, known as the Sentier, is located here and is responsible for the area’s new nickname, "Silicon Sentier." Many popular stores, as well as a wide range of restaurants and take-away specialty shops are within walking distance.
Everyone plays an important role in the Paris office. Teamwork is highly valued, whether it’s with one another, the Vannes team or our RetailMeNot peers from around the world. The overall experience is truly international and interactive. During breaks, employees enjoy free drinks, snacks and other perks, including a weekly convivial team breakfast. The environment is fun, friendly and inviting, and everyone works hard to contribute toward a common set of goals.
Life in Vannes
In France, RetailMeNot, Inc. is located in Vannes, a rich cultural city on the south coast of Brittany. The city center is only a short walk away and is famous for its gothic cathedral, winding medieval roads and old city wall. Located near one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Vannes offers stunning walks along the coast with great views of rugged nature and blossoming wildlife. Vannes is also a hotspot for boat lovers who rendezvous here for special events like Gulf Week. The city also organizes events and concerts year-round to entertain its local population and visitors.
At RetailMeNot, Inc. France, we enjoy letting our hair down! Table tennis, darts and a chess board are all at the disposal of employees. The town of Vannes offers a host of activities for employees to enjoy after work, including swimming, bowling, cinema, gyms and great views while jogging by the edge of the sea. Post-work, RetailMeNot staff will often gather for a drink in one of the many lively pubs and restaurants near the office.
The atmosphere at RetailMeNot, Inc. France is relaxed and fun. All employees are passionate about their work and arrive every morning motivated for the day ahead. The lively environment helps each of them surpass themselves and rise to all challenges.
I have been working at RetailMeNot full-time (Less than a year)
The perks of working onsite in the downtown Austin office are tremendous. Free parking (garage parking - no sun baking your car every day), a coffee bar at work, tons of snacks that never get dull because each month there is a fresh rotation. The real kicker is the constant willingness for feedback from the leadership team. It seems every other week there is either some form of a survey being sent out or an announcement on survey results and action items. It's one thing for leadership to say the right things to make employees feel like they are valued but RetailMeNot backs up those words with actions. Transparency is excellent - and the best example of it starts at the top with the CEO. We have weekly 30-minute company meetings led by CEO and other senior leaders where we discuss the state of the business and questions are encouraged (either live or via text).
There is a constant struggle between the benefits of the open-office setting (no one has an office, not even the CEO) that encourages collaboration with the potential for distractions. It's a known topic in the office and possible solutions are being looked at, but coming from an employer where everyone had offices and high walled cubicles, there is some personal adjustment that hasn't happened yet.
Advice to Management
Don't become complacent. The company is where it is at right now because of the constant challenging of the status quo. Keep it up and you'll be in good shape.
I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in July 2018.
My first contact was through a recruiter. I worked with her previously so she was already familiar with my background. My next interview was with the VP of Product Management. The tone was very relaxed and flowed like a good conversation. Even though it was scheduled late in the day there was good energy all the way to the end. The next phase was an in-person interview at the office. This lasted all day and involved several people who rotated every 45 minutes. Retail Me Not provided lunch which facilitated interviews going the entire time. It sounds hectic, but Retail Me Not really puts a lot of effort into making it a relaxed experience. While they snuck in several "tell me about a time" style of question, the overall feeling was very conversational. Most importantly, each person took the time to make sure that I was able to ask any questions that I had. There were some tricky questions in there, but more than just technical ability they wanted to verify how well you would fit into the company's culture. That part really stands out about the process.