Evolution Benefits Inc. has hired Kevin Blank to be its executive vice president for sales, marketing and account management.[@@]

Evolution, Avon, Conn., has been one of the pioneers in developing payment card networks for use with flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, health savings accounts and other personal benefit accounts.

Blank has been president and chief operating officer at BenefitPoint Inc., San Francisco, a company that has developed a multi-carrier employee benefits sales system.

Blank previously was president of 2 companies founded by Robert Patricelli, the founder and chairman of Evolution. Blank also has been active in the venture capital community and has served on several company boards.

Blank has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Boston University.