Leading enterprise communications platform for frontline workers, Blink, has today announced Sam Lowenstein has joined as Chief of Staff. Sam is the youngest executive to join Blink.
As Chief of Staff, Sam will play a key role in providing strategy, governance, and efficiency to the business. Sam adds strength to Blink’s executive team as it looks to achieve its goals, including the doubling of Blink’s workforce and the relocation of its headquarters. Following a $20M Series A funding round led by Next47, Blink is moving its headquarters to the US and will expand its team to over 150 people, across London, New York and Sydney, by the end of this year.
Following his first-class graduation from Durham University and NYU School of Law, Sam practised as one of North America’s youngest New York attorneys before pivoting to the tech world.
He was former Chief of Staff and the first hire for Fygo, a social shopping and rewards platform for Gen Z and businesses, and supported the business through two investment rounds and as it grew to a team of 30. Following Fygo he was accepted to Entrepreneur First’s London cohort, and his new challenge at Blink is to support a post-Series A startup to scale up.
Sam Lowenstein, Blink’s new Chief of Staff, commented, “I’m eager to contribute to Blink’s mission to build a world where the largest global workforce of nearly 2 billion frontline workers can meaningfully and regularly engage with and are heard by their employer. Further, where leaders within organisations with large frontline workforces can provide more value to and make better decisions for their employees than ever before.”
Lowenstein continued, “Blink has already made a dramatic difference to the lives of so many, and following its Series A, we’re in a great position to scale. My goal is to accelerate Blink’s global revenue growth, increase internal effectiveness, and assist our leaders to hit their lofty goals.”
Speaking on Sam Lowenstein joining the team, Sean Nolan, Founder and CEO of Blink, said, “Right now, we’re running very focussed recruitment efforts, particularly for management roles, to support our fast growth. With Sam on board as Chief of Staff to support our business strategy and our recent appointment of Simon White as a new VP of People, we have a phenomenal team in place to grow Blink fast. All while focussing on attracting experienced talent as the business matures and delivering a meaningful product. We’re happy to welcome Sam to the expanding Blink team!”
Since launching in 2018, Blink now serves 230 customers across the UK, APAC and US. Its first customer was Stagecoach, which launched Blink to 25,000 drivers in January 2019.
Blink enables all workers to communicate with their employer, from urgent updates to day-to-day conversations, creating community through authentic, employee-generated content in stories so frontline workers feel seen, heard and valued.
Blink also makes lives easier, from frontline workers to the executive team. Making access to key information, such as rostering and payroll, fast and effective. Its largest customer segments are transport, healthcare, facilities management, logistics, construction and manufacturing. 72% of all Blink users open the app every day.