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Our People

At the heart of every project are global teams of bright, passionate people who bring together expertise, insight and a shared ambition of creating the best work.

Our People at Harte Hanks

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors

Kirk Davis

Appointment as CEO in June of 2023, Kirk is a Business Builder and Turnaround Specialist who has consistently delivered organic/ inorganic growth, efficiencies, and measurable, sustainable multimillion/billion-dollar outcomes.

Expert in developing top-performing teams he thrives on assembling and mentoring top talent and building a culture that connects, engages and motivates cross-functional teams, bringing clarity around a compelling value proposition, vision and strategy.

Davis has decades of media and marketing expertise, having served as CEO of prominent companies such as Metro Corp., which publishes Boston and Philadelphia magazines, and GateHouse Media, a leading multimedia company that served audiences of nearly ten million per week in states across the U.S.

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Chief Financial Officer

Lauri Kearnes

Lauri is the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for global accounting and finance operations. She brings over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance roles, including the last 18 years with Harte Hanks in various positions. Lauri has experience with ERP and other system implementations. She was instrumental in centralizing the accounting operations for the company to drive measurable savings and efficiency. She is committed to continual improvements in processes and systems to lead the company forward.

Lauri began her career in public accounting and held various roles at Nutraceutical Corporation and Brooks Automation. She currently serves on the OTCQX U.S. Advisory Council. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters of Accounting from Utah State University.

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General Counsel

Bob Wyman

After 23 years as a civil and criminal litigator, Robert “Bob” Wyman joined Harte Hanks in 2012. Along with his litigation experience, Bob also has a wide array of experience in the areas of international and multi-state employment law, real estate law, privacy law, banking law and contract law. He enjoys handling the diversity of issues that corporate law presents and recognizes the privilege of serving as the lead in-house lawyer for Harte Hanks.
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VP of People, Human Resources

Nina Hall

Nina leads a team of HR professionals, responsible for championing the company’s culture and providing tools and resources that create an engaging experience for all employees. She has served in a series of key human resources roles, supporting Harte Hanks’ locations in California prior to her relocation to Texas. With over 25 years of experience, her role includes oversight of talent acquisition, employee relations, human resources shared services, compliance, benefits and engagement for the company’s more than 2,500 employees worldwide. Prior to joining Harte Hanks, Nina held various HR management roles, supporting public broadcasting and information technology. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
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Managing Director, Fulfillment and Logistics

Pat O’Brien

Pat is the Managing Director of Fulfillment and Logistics for Harte Hanks. Pat's fulfillment team puts clients' brands into customer hands including print-on-demand literature, sales enablement materials, and promotional items, product samples, and specialty kits.

The logistics division helps retailers compete with the freight industry's largest players on cost and speed. Moving full loads, partial loads, and time-sensitive materials to the tune of more than 1.3 billion pounds of freight per year, Harte Hanks is the master of the middle mile and serves as a true outsourced supply chain partner for companies like Office Depot and American Eagle.

Pat's team of 200+ operations and client service professionals operate from multiple production centers across the U.S. and Europe, including a new 400,000-square-foot, FDA-certified facility strategically located in Kansas City and a 300,000-square-foot Boston facility serving the East Coast's consumer and financial industries.

Before joining Harte Hanks, Pat managed logistics for Wayfair, was a management consultant for Bain & Company and a U.S. Navy officer and pilot for a decade. He holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is based in Massachusetts.

Areas of Expertise:
#fulfillment #logistics #operations #supplychain #Printondemand #ecommerce

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Managing Director, Customer Care

Ben Chacko

Ben is the Managing Director of Customer Care for Harte Hanks. The division focuses on helping brands win the hearts and minds of customers through top-notch customer service and experiences delivered by people and technology.

Ben oversees a team of 2,000+ customer care and inbound/outbound sales professionals who provide full CX support. His team also offers a full suite of CX consulting services driven by data and analytics to support client business transformation efforts including CRM system customization and integration and self-service help center configuration.

Ben has over two decades of experience leading customer care efforts for clients, including Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, HBO Max, Sonic and Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP, and implementing and running large-scale multi-shore customer care programs. He is based in Austin, Texas.

Areas of Expertise:
#CX #callcenter #customerservice #BPO #salessupport #wfh #salesautomation #personalization #outsourcing #contactcenter #leadgeneration #CRM #customersatisfaction #operations #inboundmarketing #telemarketing

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Chief Technology Officer

Elliott Peterson

Elliott is an accomplished IT executive with extensive experience in leading digital transformation and business change in several diverse industries, from landing rovers on Mars while working at NASA, to headphones at Beats by Dre, to changing the consumer experience in retail at Westfield, he understands both the technical and business requirements needed to succeed in transforming a business. Elliott has a proven history of promptly changing the culture of IT and implementing an aggressive culture of timelines, organization, and budget consciousness while improving employee morale.

Elliott earned a BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

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Managing Director, Marketing Services

Janel Harris

A marketing agency veteran, Janel Harris, leads a team of 300+ Harte Hanks professionals across four countries to uncover the behavior-based insights that drive customer engagement with brands, enhance the customer experience, and accelerate sales.

Harte Hanks's global marketing services have been helping companies attract, acquire, and retain customers for 100 years. It has evolved through the newspaper, television, and radio eras to today's highly complex marketing technology and data-driven ecosystems. Janel's team delivers data and analytics, digital marketing, and strategic and creative services to some of the world's most recognized brands, including Bank of America, Sony, IBM, Ford, and BMW.

Before joining Harte Hanks, Janel spent two decades leading integrated agency teams for MRM, GSW Worldwide, and GKV Communications. She's based in Philadelphia, PA.

Areas of Expertise:
#marketing #CX #digitalmarketing #emailmarketing #analytics #directmail #advertising #digital #directmarketing #integratedmarketing #multichannelmarketing #leadgeneration #marketingstrategy #communications #MSP #managedservideprovider #audiencesegmentation #customerjourney #mediaplanning #mediabuying

Inside Harte Hanks

Our Harte Hanks team members appreciate our culture. Have a look:

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Meet our experienced and results-oriented technology professional, Stacey Greene, VP of Software Development at Harte Hanks. Stacey speaks on how Harte Hanks takes talented employees and finds ways to make them even greater.

Our Mission

To work in service of our clients to provide meticulous marketing expertise and execution to better understand, attract and engage their customers.

Just the Facts

5 Countries
11 Offices
2,500 Employees
100 Years of Experience

Corporate HQ




Deerfield Beach


St. Petersburg


Kansas City


East Bridgewater









United Kingdom


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