Chockstone Inc., provider of the world’s most innovative loyalty marketing programs, gift card and stored value solutions, announced that it has promoted Marc Edmondson to Senior Vice President, Corporate Development.
In this role, Edmondson will be responsible for Chockstone’s key partnerships in the financial services, merchant processing, and point-of-sale industries. Additionally, Edmondson will oversee Chockstone’s Receipt and RespondTM network, a receipt-based national advertising network that delivers targeted advertisements at the point of sale to drive consumer behavior.
“Marc’s twenty years of banking and finance experience as a marketing executive is a great asset to Chockstone,” said Jeffrey Lipp, President and CEO of Chockstone. “Mark will continue to play key roles in driving Chockstone’s partnership, distribution, and acquisition strategies.”
Prior to joining Chockstone in 2005, Edmondson served as Vice President and General Manager for First Consumer’s National Bank, where he directed the consumer marketing organization and was responsible for product and business development, strategic planning and portfolio acquisitions. During Edmondson’s four-year tenure, First Consumer’s National Bank’s consumer receivables grew 267%. Before serving as VP at FCNB, as Vice President and Division Manager for US Bancorp, Edmondson directed M&A and due diligence teams in their acquisition of WestOne Bancorp. Prior to US Bancorp, Edmondson also worked for Charles Schwab & Co., VISA, Citibank, and Wells Fargo Bank.
Chockstone provides the most innovative personalization, loyalty marketing, and stored value solutions available to merchants today. Chockstone’s programs are used by leading brands like Subway, Ticketmaster and Plaid Pantry Stores in the restaurant, retail, and convenience store markets to increase consumer loyalty and drive profitability. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Chockstone, Inc. is a privately held corporation. To learn more about Chockstone’s products and services, visit www.chockstone.com.