MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RAZR, the fast-growing technology, design and customer engagement company, has announced that Blair Whelan has joined the firm as Chief Technology Strategist. Whelan most recently co-founded RewardStream, a recognized innovator in online real-time customer loyalty that is now one of the world leaders in customer referral and advocacy solutions.
In this newly created role, Whelan will advance RAZR's REV® audience engagement platform in continuing to set new benchmarks in innovative engagement and loyalty solutions. "I am impressed with Blair's extensive knowledge in the engagement and loyalty space," said RAZR CEO Darren Nauss. "He elevates the experience for clients to provide them the best possible product. Add to that a digitally schooled leader who converses fluently in developer speak, and we hit the jackpot."
Whelan has spent over twenty years leading the charge to design and implement over one hundred loyalty and engagement solutions to companies of a variety of sizes and sectors. His ambition led him to found custom software development firm Redwood Software. Prior to Redwood Software, he held a variety of developer, architect and IT managerial positions at renowned companies including Price Waterhouse and IBM.
"I am excited to come on board and continue to bring innovative solutions to our clients," said Whelan. "I have been impressed with RAZR's ability to meld technology with engaging design. The company is positioned for rapid growth and I look forward to helping the company realize its aggressive goals." Whelan will be based in the company's Vancouver office.
RAZR (razrhq.com), a full-spectrum consumer engagement company, has been recognized with numerous honors including a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Best Place to Work and the Fast 50 Award for the fastest-growing private companies in the Twin Cities. Recently the company announced its acquisition of Twin Cities-based Larsen Design and the launch of REV® 2.0, a proprietary platform that enables dynamic audience engagement for financial services and healthcare marketers.