Blackhawk Network is a pioneering leader in engagement solutions leveraging branded value. We promote business success by extending partner’s branded value content to reach and engage connected consumers through our global networks. These networks include platforms and services in Brick and Mortar, B2B, Employee, Publisher, Online, Wallet, Loyalty, Rebate, Exchange. Using products, platforms and technologies, we provide solutions that help brands create rewarding experiences and relationships that drive sales, productivity and loyalty.

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Our Story

Blackhawk Network is a publicly-traded, multinational corporation based in the San Francisco Bay Area with subsidiaries and partners throughout the U.S. and commercial operations in over 25 countries.

We relate to the challenges that businesses face in connecting with busy people in noisy marketplaces. After all, we began in the very heart of retail, in nationwide grocery stores where brands have long competed on crowded shelves for customer attention and affection. When we launched the third-party retailing of gift cards in groceries in 2001, we invented a whole new marketplace for brands and retailers to motivate consumers through branded value.

Our subsequent development has been all about maximizing ways for businesses to engage in rewarding relationships with people by integrating branded financial solutions into their operations. Through strategic innovations and acquisitions in B2B, B2C and digital settings, we’ve developed a complete suite of solutions for engaging consumers and employees.

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Leadership Team

Vast experience leads the organization

Talbott Roche

Chief Executive Officer and President

Talbott Roche oversees Blackhawk Network’s growth strategy and expanding product and solution portfolio, and directs all of the company’s consumer and incentive business units.

Talbott Roche

Bill Tauscher

Chairman of the Board

Bill Tauscher is Blackhawk Network’s Chairman of the Board and leads the organization’s international business and its corporate development strategy and execution.

Will Tauscher

Jerry Ulrich

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Jerry Ulrich heads up Blackhawk Network’s financial, technology, operations and human resources teams.

Jerry Ulrich

David Tate

Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing

David Tate has served as Blackhawk Network’s Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing since December 2013.

David Tate

Chris Crum

Senior Vice President, Sales

Christopher Crum has served as Blackhawk Network’s Senior Vice President, Sales since December 2013.

Chris Crum

Sachin Dhawan

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Sachin Dhawan has served as Blackhawk Network’s Chief Technology Officer since June 2016.

Sachin Dhawan

Kirsten Richesson

General Counsel

Kirsten Richesson oversees Blackhawk Network’s global legal and compliance activities.

Kirsten Richesson

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At Blackhawk Network, we’re on the lookout for new team members who share our energetic, entrepreneurial spirit. We offer the solution-oriented and creative culture of a start-up, with the stability and benefits of a successful corporation in a growing industry.


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We offer our employees a comprehensive suite of competitive benefits that includes:

  • A choice of medical plans
  • Prescription drug plans
  • Vision care
  • Dental and orthodontia coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for both health and dependent care
  • Paid time off for vacation, sick leave and company-recognized holidays
  • Company-paid basic and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Optional life insurance for spouses and children, as well as additional life insurance for employees
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Company-paid business travel accident insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with discounts

Other perks include:

  • Employee discount ticket program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Community service hours