Linscott’s Two-year Plus Company Senior Executive Role Ensures Continuity of Experienced Leadership
Harte Hanks announced today that its Board of Directors has promoted Chief Operating Officer Brian Linscott to the position of CEO, succeeding Andrew Benett, effective immediately.
Mr. Benett is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer to pursue other opportunities after positioning Harte Hanks for ongoing success. Mr. Linscott and Mr. Benett have agreed to work together to ensure a smooth transition at the Company.
Jack Griffin, Chairman of the Board of Harte Hanks, stated, “Mr. Benett and Mr. Linscott have worked closely together over the past 18 months and this transition ensures continuity of seasoned leadership at Harte Hanks. Brian’s success at Harte Hanks and his two plus decades of experience in operations, growth strategies, acquisitions, and finance, as well as leading teams in the development of new client opportunities positions Brian perfectly to lead Harte Hanks as our new CEO in our next phase of profitable growth.”
Mr. Linscott added, “We have worked to structure Harte Hanks for growth and profitability as our clients get back to business. I am honored to lead Harte Hanks’ outstanding team at this exciting time as we enter the next phases of this post-pandemic world.”
Brian has an accomplished track record for improving financial and operational results. Before joining Harte Hanks in late 2019, his prior positions include CFO of Sun Times Media, LLC, a media company that included the Chicago Sun-Times, Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group, and a Partner at BR Advisors, where he led operational improvements, developed new partnerships and drove topline growth for media clients and other companies.
Mr. Griffin continued, “I want to thank Andrew for his hard work and dedication in leading the Company through the challenges of restructuring our organization during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as maintaining the confidence and loyalty of our clients.”
“I am proud of the progress we have achieved at Harte Hanks, and it has been a pleasure building and leading such a strong team,” said Andrew Benett. “Brian is an accomplished corporate executive, and I am confident that he has the skills to lead execution at Harte Hanks going forward.”