People on the Move: Jane Thompson and Richard Bard, Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. Board
Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. has announced that Jane J. Thompson and Richard H. Bard have been elected to its board of directors effective Oct. 6, 2014, when the board expanded to 10 members.
Thompson has led multibillion-dollar organizations in the financial services and e-commerce industries, among others. She has more than 30 years of leadership experience, serving at the executive committee levels of Walmart and Sears and leading strategic efforts for both corporations. She is a recognized innovator and thought leader in financial services, having previously been named Innovator of the Year in 2011 and one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance. She also was chosen in 2012 as one of 25 members of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau inaugural consumer advisory board. And, she’s on the Center for Financial Service Innovation board.
Bard is the founder, chairman and CEO of Bard Capital Group LLC, a Denver-based operating and investment business. Since the mid-1970s, following an early career at Citigroup, he has been active in the acquisition and management of private and publicly traded middle-market business enterprises. He is the chairman of Blastrac Global Inc., chairman and CEO of Western Air Charter Inc., and vice chairman of CIC Bancshares Inc.