Jana Schmidt has been named CEO of San Antonio, Texas-based distributor Harland Clarke (PPAI 651507). She has served as president of the company since 2017.

“Jana has a proven track record of architecting strategy and translating it to deliver world-class solutions,” says Erik Prusch, CEO, Harland Clarke Holdings, the parent company of Harland Clarke. “The passion and vision she has brought to Harland Clarke is driving positive results for both our clients and team members. I am confident she will continue to foster innovation and accelerate the growth of our company.”

During her time as president, Schmidt is credited with producing strong outcomes in deposit and loan acquisition and retention, as well as customer onboarding and activation through digital and analog channels.

“I am quite pleased with the progress we have made over the last year in redefining our vision and innovating to provide integrated payment and marketing services that create meaningful engagement and consistent customer experiences,” says Schmidt. “We recognize that customers expect businesses to engage with them based on their preferences. By adding depth and breadth to our capabilities, we are better positioned to help organizations optimize opportunities to delight their customers every day.”

Schmidt’s background also includes serving as CEO of global energy and sustainability management company, Ecova. Earlier in her career, she served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Harland Clarke, where she led the national sales and marketing teams, in addition to running the company’s marketing services division.

“I am honored to be leading this amazing company and seasoned team at a time when there is so much opportunity ahead of us,” adds Schmidt. “I look forward to further advancing our customer engagement strategy and taking Harland Clarke to the next level.”

Harland Clarke is a provider of customer engagement solutions including payment tools such as checks and cards and marketing services such as deposit and loan acquisition programs, digital marketing, performance analytics and promotional products. The company serves more than 43 million consumers and six million small- and medium-sized businesses annually through its relationships with financial institutions, retailers, affiliate marketing companies and accounting software providers. Harland Clarke is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings.