PLEASANTON, Calif., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that Sachin Dhawan has been appointed to senior vice president, chief technology officer, effective June 14, 2016. Dhawan will report to Jerry Ulrich, Blackhawk's chief financial officer and chief administrative officer.
"The growth of digital in the prepaid and payments industries is rapidly evolving and taking many forms through egifts, digital offers, wallets, card exchange and pay-with-points solutions," said Talbott Roche, chief executive officer and president of Blackhawk Network. "These changes make this an exciting time for our industry and our business. We're thrilled to welcome Sachin to our team to continue Blackhawk's leadership in technology and meet the needs of our growing partner and customer base."
In this role, Dhawan will have overall responsibility for Blackhawk's technology roadmap and execution, including development, infrastructure, security, network expansion and desktop services.
Most recently, Dhawan was vice president of engineering for global consumer products at PayPal where he led development of the company's digital wallet and global omnichannel shop products. Prior to that, he held several leadership positions over a 12-year tenure at Microsoft, including leading the development of its online advertising platform, adCenter. His specialties include: online advertising, big data, cloud services, e-commerce and audience intelligence.
"Sachin's proven experience at both PayPal and Microsoft enable him to bring valuable industry and business insights to Blackhawk," added Ulrich. "We look forward to Sachin joining our senior executive leadership and spearheading growth within our technology teams."
About Blackhawk Network Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. Blackhawk's digital platform supports prepaid 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.