PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., a global financial technology company ("Blackhawk"), announced today that Charles O. Garner, CFA, has been appointed chief financial officer. Garner will succeed Jerry Ulrich as Blackhawk's CFO, while Ulrich will continue to serve as the company's chief administrative officer until he retires after a transition period with Garner.
Garner is a seasoned executive with deep experience in both finance and operations. Previously, he served as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer of Zelis Healthcare Corp., a healthcare information technology and electronic payments company. Prior to that, Garner held various leadership roles at MedAssets, Inc., a publicly-traded healthcare technology solutions provider, including chief financial officer, chief strategy and transformation officer and head of corporate development. Before joining MedAssets, Garner held management positions at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Bain & Company and American Management Systems (now CGI).
"Chuck brings deep experience as a public company CFO, and has demonstrated impressive leadership and oversight of other growing and diversifying technology organizations. His skill set will help Blackhawk improve market performance and I look forward to working with Chuck to drive shareholder value," said Talbott Roche, CEO and president of Blackhawk. "We are deeply appreciative of Jerry's commitment to Blackhawk. Over the last decade his leadership and contributions have been integral to Blackhawk becoming a global FinTech leader."
As CFO, Garner is now based out of Blackhawk's corporate headquarters in Pleasanton, California. He will have responsibility for all finance functions as well as legal, compliance, and corporate development and reports directly to Roche.
About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and incentive programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk's Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries. For more information, please visit blackhawknetwork.com, hawkcommerce.com, hawkincentives.com or our product websites giftcards.com, giftcardmall.com, cardpool.com, giftcardlab.com and omnicard.com.
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