June 9, 2014
Talbott Roche Selected as an Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
Blackhawk Network is buzzing with anticipation as President, Talbott Roche, has been recognized as one the outstanding entrepreneurs of the year in the Bay Area by Ernst & Young. The prestigious program awards entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and success. Talbott joins an elite rank of executives who were selected from more than 100 nominees for their commitment to innovation, to their company’s performance and to their local communities.
The success Talbott has brought to Blackhawk has not just affected the company, but an entire industry—a rising tide that has lifted all boats. Talbott’s contributions have altered how people shop, communicate and manage money, effectively growing the prepaid category from something consumers didn’t know they needed into a multibillion-dollar industry that they can’t do without. She has led the company through a successful initial public offering—the summation of a long-term strategy to grow the options consumers have in gifting and payments through grocery, online and other channels.
This is indeed a moment to reflect on Blackhawk Network and Talbott’s extraordinary achievements. Stay tuned as the Entrepreneur of the Year award winners will be announced at a special gala on Tuesday, June 10th at The Fairmont San Jose.