Tim Gittins, Bink

Gittins has worked for M&S, Ocado and Moto Hospitality

Fintech startup Bink, which provides loyalty tech solutions for banks and retailers, has appointed Tim Gittins as chief revenue officer.

Gittins previously worked for 15 years at motorway service area operator Moto Hospitality, in a number of senior posts including COO. 

He has also worked for Marks & Spencer, where he held category management roles, before moving on to Ocado, where he was a member of the original leadership team.

“I am delighted to be joining the team at Bink who have already done a brilliant job in transforming the way in which millions of banking customers are able to engage with loyalty,” he said.

“I look forward to sharing Bink’s technology solutions with retailers and I am confident that the opportunities this technology unlocks will prove highly valuable to them.”

Bink has been scaling its retail division with a recent partnership with Lloyds Banking Group. It has also struck a deal with Barclays.

The company’s technology links a customer’s payment cards to participating retailers’ loyalty and customer engagement programmes.

It then automatically identifies and rewards customers every time they shop, while allowing retailers to gain deeper insights into their customers and boost loyalty.

Bink CEO Mike Jordan said Gittins’ expertise “will significantly accelerate bringing our unique product Payment Linked Loyalty to more retailers”.

“Tim is exceptionally well connected within the retail industry and has an impressive career history,” he added. “I am very pleased to welcome Tim to the team, and I look forward to working with him to augment our retail business.”