"Bumpy" puts it mildly. The company has faced hundreds of layoffs, millions of dollars in losses and a raft of departures. O'Shaughnessy will be the third of the company's four initial co-founders to leave. After the CEO's exit at an undisclosed time later this year, CIO Val Aleksenko will be the only remaining member of the original team.
Livingsocial's recent struggles have tracked the corresponding decline of the daily deals craze, a trend that's also hit the company's main rival, Groupon, in similar ways. Last year, Groupon CEO Andrew Mason told the company he'd been fired by the board.
O'Shaughnessy's note added that the search for a new CEO will begin immediately. Until the company finds a replacement, O'Shaughnessy will stay on to "finalize our strategic plan and put every iota of energy we have into executing that plan."