The move, which expands the partnership team to five, is meant to provide long-term stability for the future of the company. Both Hutchinson and Folkerts are among the top talents in their respective fields, and have helped make Blend what it is today, both from a quality and a profitability standpoint.
“This plan is in place to embrace the future of Blend, not replace anything that exists today,” said Blend co-founder and CEO Karla Santi. “However, having a robust succession plan and talent review program is just good business. We want to ensure our company is healthy and strong for years to come.”
Jessica Hutchinson is production director for Blend, and has been with the company for eight years. She is responsible for maintaining workflow and project success, and leads the project management practice at Blend.
Joshua Folkerts is Lead Developer and has been with Blend for nine years. He is the lead developer for Blend’s .Net projects, experienced network and server technician, an Episerver Certified Developer, and seasoned softball aficionado.
Jessica Hutchinson and Joshua Folkerts join founders Karla Santi, Deane Barker and Joe Kepley in the ownership group for the firm.