SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harland Clarke®, a leading provider of intelligent solutions and operational excellence enabling clients to acquire, grow and retain customers, today announced Jana Schmidt has joined the organization as President, Intelligent Solutions. In this role, she will contribute to the company’s growth and innovation by ensuring Harland Clarke delivers optimal value to meet client needs through operational excellence, partnered with insightful customer engagement driven solutions.
Schmidt brings 27 years of leadership experience with P&L responsibilities for broad business functions that include sales and marketing, operations, and technology. She is rejoining the organization, having previously served as Harland Clarke’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, leading national sales, client management and marketing functions. Additionally, she led Harland Clarke’s Marketing Services division and was also Harland Clarke’s Vice President of Business Development, where she increased value through organic growth strategies across business segments.
“Jana returns to Harland Clarke at an opportune time in our journey, as we advance our mission of being a leading provider of operational excellence and intelligent solutions by delivering against the ever-evolving needs of our clients and their customers,” said Dan Singleton, Harland Clarke President and Chief Executive Officer. “Her significant industry knowledge and passion will help strengthen the breadth of our omni-channel suite of solutions and deliver solid results for our clients.”
Schmidt most recently served as the CEO of Ecova, where she led the global energy and sustainability management company, creating a clear vision and strategy for the technology-enabled services firm. While at Ecova, Schmidt delivered strong financial and operational results, and as importantly, drove tremendous client value through analytics-based solutions which help global companies manage their carbon footprint. Under Jana’s leadership, Ecova made strategic acquisitions that continue to fuel its growth today, and she expanded Ecova’s sustainability services globally to best serve its large base of multi-national companies.
Schmidt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Colorado State University. She is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization of Atlanta and is a board advisor to Junior Achievement of Georgia. You can follow Schmidt on Twitter @JanaSchmidtHC.
About Harland Clarke
Harland Clarke is a leading provider of quality payment solutions, multi-channel marketing campaigns, and secure data-driven lead generation and critical communications. In addition, Harland Clarke provides promotional products, call centers, and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions. The company delivers operational excellence and intelligent solutions to more than 50 million consumers and 5 million small and medium sized businesses per year through its relationships with 8,500+ of the nation’s leading financial institutions, large retailers, affiliate marketing companies and accounting software providers. Harland Clarke is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings. For more information, visit www.harlandclarke.com or follow Harland Clarke on LinkedIn and on Twitter @HarlandClarke.