Name: Jason Mauser | Position: VP of Sales
With Blackhawk Since: 2015 | Drink: Stella Artois
Music: “Everything” | Hobby: Golf
Jason Mauser, VP of Sales at Blackhawk Network, loves being in sales. Jason is an engaging and charismatic presence in the Pittsburgh office, where he leads the partner reseller sales division. For Jason, landing new business for partners is all about helping them understand the incentives all around them.
“When you think of incentives, we’re all incented from birth,” says Mauser. “Our parents would give us two dollars if we get all As on our report card—though now with inflation it’s probably ten or twenty dollars. That’s just human nature. People and society are interested in asking, ‘What have you done for me lately? Why should I do this? What’s in it for me?’ Our clients can relate to that idea, and they see that they can incorporate incentives to stimulate behavior.”
He’s getting a little philosophical, but Jason and the partner sales division have been extremely successful in building partnerships. He and his team have helped support more than 250 companies in their efforts to land new business and use incentives to drive growth.
“My favorite thing about Blackhawk is getting to work with so many intelligent and inspirational people.” Jason came to Blackhawk Network from the Giftcards.com acquisition, and in 2017 he added the partner reseller sales division to his responsibilities. “I enjoy working side-by-side with my team in their pursuit of new business opportunities with their partners. We work very hard to help our partners develop sales strategies around incentives and rewards.”
When he’s not in the office, Mauser is usually found coaching his kids’ basketball teams or shepherding kids to their various events, games and practices. Sunday mornings, meanwhile, are when he gets to go golfing.
Mauser was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, where he now lives with his wife of 13 years, two of his three children, and Zeke, the family’s boxer. “I like that Pittsburgh has a little bit of that blue-collar mentality where people help each other out, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And it’s a nice place to raise a family. The weather kind of sucks in January and February,” Mauser says with a laugh, “but other than that it's a great city to raise a family.”