Blackhawk Network Names Greg Brown, a Veteran Leader of High-Growth Organizations, to Head the Company’s International Business
PLEASANTON, Calif — May 1, 2017 — Blackhawk Network, a leading global provider of solutions and technology that helps brands create rewarding experiences, today announced that Greg Brown has been named senior vice president of international. This announcement is part of the previously reported succession planning for Bill Tauscher’s responsibilities as head of international. The transition of Tauscher’s international responsibilities to Brown will occur over the next few months.
Brown is currently the chief revenue officer at Achievers, an industry leading provider of employee recognition and engagement solutions, acquired by Blackhawk in 2015. An accomplished executive, he has served as chief revenue officer for Extole and senior vice president of sales and services for both Mindjet and PivotLink. From 1999–2007, he held multiple leadership roles at WebEx, including leading sales and services in the EMEA region. During his tenure at WebEx, the company grew from $5 million in revenue to over $300 million, culminating in an acquisition by Cisco Systems in 2007.
“Greg is an accomplished executive and a strong addition to our leadership team,” said Talbott Roche, CEO and president of Blackhawk Network. “He has a proven track record of delivering and managing high growth enterprises in the US and overseas. Greg brings valuable experience to support our region managers in accelerating global expansion of our incentives business, including Achievers.”
As head of international, Brown will be based out of Blackhawk’s corporate headquarters in Pleasanton, California and will report directly to Roche.
As previously disclosed, Tauscher will continue to serve as chairman of Blackhawk’s Board of Directors.
About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) is a leading global stored value and payments provider, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, telecom products, and financial services products in retail, digital and incentive channels. Blackhawk’s digital platform enables the management of stored value products, promotions, and loyalty programs across a network of digital distribution partners including retailers, financial service providers, and mobile wallets. For more information, please visit www.blackhawknetwork.com or product websites Cardpool, Gift Card Lab, Gift Card Mall, GiftCards.com and OmniCard.