After 13 years at retailer Best Buy, Barry Judge last February joined LivingSocial as marketing chief, right around the time the daily-deals site looked like a sinking ship. Industry watchers questioned the 6-year-old company’s ability to find cash as they also wondered about its relevancy among Web-deals-weary consumers. Then, things got worse. LivingSocial’s site went dark for 40 hours leading up to Black Friday. Meanwhile, the company’s viability now hinges on the $260 million sale early next year of South Korean property TicketMonster to rival Groupon. It’s just one of the things Judge must grapple with heading into the new year.