NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WebBank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Steel Partners Holdings LP (NYSE: SPLP), today announced the appointment of Jana Schmidt to the Company’s Board of Directors effective November 19, 2020.
“We are delighted to welcome Jana Schmidt to the WebBank board as a new independent director," said Jack Howard, Executive Chairman. "Jana has served startups, mid-size, and mature FinTech and MarTech companies in the financial services, payments, retail, and energy industries, and has a successful record of exceeding financial goals and driving revenue growth for existing and new businesses. We look forward to her strategic guidance as we continue to drive growth and profitability for all our stakeholders.”
Ms. Schmidt is a current Board Member of Girl Talk, an Atlanta not-for-profit organization. Schmidt also served as a Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a Board Member for OpTerra Energy Services, and as Board Advisor for Junior Achievement of Georgia.
As President & CEO of Harland Clarke Corp. (HC) from 2017 to April 2020, a customer engagement company with $1B in annual revenue, Schmidt protected the core payments business and delivered growth in the technology-enabled marketing services business. As a part of the transformation strategy, Schmidt led the acquisition of QuickPivot, a MarTech platform, becoming the CEO of QuickPivot, along with Harland Clarke, in September 2019.
In a prior role as President and CEO at Ecova (now ENGIE Impact) from 2014 to 2017, a global energy and sustainability analytics company, she advanced the core data management and energy consultancy business while expanding its energy efficiency services. During her tenure, she strengthened Ecova’s market position through the acquisition of the technology platform company, Retroficiency, which provided automated building analytics.
She has a B.S. cum laude from Colorado State University and completed advanced programs at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and Harvard Business School.
WebBank is an FDIC insured, state-chartered industrial bank headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was organized under the laws of the State of Utah in 1997 and operates under federal banking law.
Through our industrial bank charter, WebBank offers a wide variety of products either directly to our consumer customers via savings accounts and time deposits, or through our Strategic Partnerships, providing niche financing solutions to businesses and consumers.
For details on WebBank, visit www.webbank.com.
About Steel Partners Holdings L.P.
Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (www.steelpartners.com) is a diversified global holding company that owns and operates businesses and has significant interests in various companies, including diversified industrial products, energy, defense, supply chain management and logistics, direct marketing, banking, and youth sports.