Dan Singleton Named COO of Harland Clarke Holdings; Jana Schmidt Is New President of Harland Clarke
SAN ANTONIO - November 30, 2017 - Harland Clarke, a leading provider of omni-channel marketing solutions, critical communications and payment solutions, today announced that Dan Singleton has been appointed to the new role of COO for Harland Clarke Holdings (HCH), the parent company of Harland Clarke, as well as the owner of Valassis, Scantron and RetailMeNot. Jana Schmidt has been named president of Harland Clarke, succeeding Singleton who served in the role for the past nine years.
“In his new role, Dan Singleton will be able to deploy his 29 years of industry expertise and strategic operational leadership across all HCH businesses,” says Victor Nichols, CEO, Harland Clarke Holdings. “Dan’s broad experience and deep client relationships will continue supporting growth and advancement of all of our businesses.”
Singleton joined Harland Clarke in 1988 after holding positions at two Fortune 1000 companies. He was named president and COO in 2008, with responsibility for financial results, strategy, sales and marketing, manufacturing, delivery and execution. He became Harland Clarke’s CEO in 2012.
“Building on the multitude of successes that Dan and the team have delivered, Harland Clarke is uniquely positioned to provide solutions that drive increased customer engagement for our valuable financial services and retail clients,” notes Nichols. “Since re-joining the company earlier this year, Jana Schmidt has already made tremendous progress in leading transformation for our future success. As a proven leader in achieving growth and maximizing innovation to deliver enhanced solutions for clients, Jana brings valuable experience to this role. I am pleased to have the caliber of leadership in Dan and Jana as we capitalize on the significant growth opportunities in the industry while helping our clients help consumers.”
With more than 27 years of sales, marketing, operations and client advocacy focus, Schmidt most recently served as the president of Harland Clarke, Intelligent Solutions. Prior to this role, she served as CEO of Ecova, where she led the global energy and sustainability management company. Schmidt also has extensive senior leadership experience at Harland Clarke, having previously served as Harland Clarke’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing before her time at Ecova. She led the organization’s nation-wide sales and marketing efforts, in addition to running Harland Clarke’s Marketing Services division.
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