London, 4th January 2023 – Blink, the world’s leading frontline app, has announced the promotion of Lauren Burns, formerly Blink’s Chief Financial Officer, to the new role of Chief Operating Officer.
Lauren joined Blink in 2021 from Treatwell, following successful roles at Worldpay and Deloitte. In her role as Blink’s Chief Financial Officer, she succeeded in building a high-performing Finance organization that has been the foundation of Blink’s high growth, leading to the company being listed in the 2022 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50. Lauren also led the successful completion of two funding rounds, including Blink’s $20 million Series A at a valuation of $100 million.
Lauren’s new role as Chief Operating Officer will see her managing multiple areas of the business including Finance, Business Operations, Customer Success and Implementation.
Speaking on Lauren’s promotion, Sean Nolan, Founder and CEO of Blink, said: “From designing a world-class Finance team, to introducing an OKR framework to the entire company, Lauren embodies a delivery-focused and people-centric mindset. I hope Lauren’s news will be encouraging for the whole company as a great example of internal promotion and development, and I’m confident that her new role will allow her to have an even greater influence.”
Since its launch in 2015, Blink now serves over 250 customers across the UK, APAC and the US, including Network Rail, Stagecoach and the NHS.
Notes to Editors
Blink is the world’s best app for frontline workers, driven by a mission to revolutionize life for the frontline so they can revolutionize the organizations they work for.
Blink is used daily by over 200,000 frontline workers at industry-leading companies including Stagecoach, Elara Caring and Domino’s. Each user opens the app an average of seven times a day, transforming the opportunity for leaders to engage, and helping lower frontline attrition by up to 25%.
Founded in 2015 and with offices in London, Boston and Sydney, Blink has been listed as a Leader in the G2 Grid® for Best Employee Engagement Software and named in the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing technology companies in the UK.
Hannah Nakano Stewart, Chief Marketing Officer