CashStar, a provider of digital gifting technology and Paybefore Award winner, has appointed Martin Hood as vice president of channel partnerships. He will oversee the company’s growing B2B distribution business, including partner sales, services and operations. Hood has nearly 20 years of experience in the prepaid and incentives market. Hood previously was vice president of partnership sales for Blackhawk Engagement Solutions at Blackhawk Network. He also was an executive on the American Express Incentive Services team and senior vice president of channel sales at InteliSpend.