Blackline Safety announces executive promotions
March 5, 2023 By SP&T Staff
Calgary-based Blackline Safety Corp. recently announced promotions within its executive leadership team.
Chief growth officer Sean Stinson has been promoted and will take on the additional role of president. With this appointment, Stinson will assume the leadership of software and professional service offerings, including Blackline Vision custom analytics. He will continue to lead all revenue generating activities, including sales, customer success and channel management. Stinson joined Blackline in 2013.
Chief marketing officer Christine Gillies will expand her responsibilities to include product management in the newly expanded role of chief product & marketing officer. Gillies joined Blackline two years ago.
Vice-president of people services Meaghan Whitney is promoted to the role of chief people officer. In her new role, Whitney will be responsible for all aspects of human resources, including health and safety, talent acquisition, employee engagement, benefits, and learning and development.
Co-founder, Brendon Cook, will take on the new role of chief information officer. He will oversee information, computing and systems technologies across the company. Working with compliance, security and privacy teams, Cook will also support teams who focus on certifications and quality standards.
Blackline’s chief technology officer Brian Sweeney has departed the company, effective Feb. 23, 2023. With Sweeney’s departure, his duties and teams have been re-aligned within the new leadership structure. Specifically, CEO and chair Cody Slater is taking direct oversight of the firmware and hardware teams. The company said it expects to incur modest one-time exit costs in the fiscal second quarter, with longer-term cost savings thereafter with the consolidation of the CTO role.
“I am delighted to announce the well-deserved promotions of Sean, Christine, Meaghan and Brendon,” said Slater in a statement. “In addition, I’d like to thank Brian for his contribution to Blackline over the last two years. We will continue to leverage the processes and discipline that Brian brought to the technology teams, while realigning the technology functions that Brian lead within our existing leadership team, including myself. We have a deep and strong culture of technological innovation and expect to continue our industry leadership in connected safety solutions as we progress on our focused path towards profitability.”
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