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Walter Paulsen


Walter co-founded Blackhawk Network (IPO - HAWK), built a $500 million Gift Card Mall in 4 years, he was also a board advisor to CashStar (digital marketing and coupons, acquired for $175 million). Walter CoFounded a company called CardFact (turnkey compliance service business), sold to Card Compliant and built a $300 million gift card exchange kiosk and online platform for Redbox; sold to Blackhawk. He led strategy pivot at SKUloop e-commerce platform that led to acquisition by

As Chair of Vistage, Walter facilitates an environment where CEOs and business owners from non-competing industries can unpack their challenges, utilize each other’s expertise, and make decisions that transform their companies, families, and communities.

Industry Expertise

Ecommerce, Retail, Social Media, Marketing, Business Development

Walter Paulsen
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