Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. Leadership

Chuck Dawson

Chuck Dawson

Chief Executive Officer
Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.

Chuck Dawson is the Chief Executive Officer of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., which oversees Harland Clarke, Scantron and Valassis, as well as a range of shared services that support the larger organization. Since assuming the top leadership responsibilities of Clarke American in 2005, Chuck has guided the organization through tremendous growth, achieved both organically as well as through acquisitions. Most notable were the 2007 acquisition and merger that created Harland Clarke and, more recently, the 2014 acquisition of Valassis. As CEO of Harland Clarke Holdings, Chuck leads the Executive Leadership Team in providing governance and guidance for its three business segments.
 
Prior to leading Harland Clarke Holdings, Chuck was President and CEO of Harland Clarke, preceded by the same role with Clarke American. Prior positions with the organization included Executive Vice President and General Manager of Partnership Development and Senior Vice President and General Manager of National Accounts, Securities and Business Development.
 
Chuck's more than 35 years of experience leading high performing management teams includes serving as Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Bank Note before joining Clarke American in 1992. He served as a Director of M&F Worldwide Corp. from January 2007 to December 2011. Prior to beginning his career with IBM, Chuck earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and a Master of Business Administration degree from Lamar University.

 

Peter A. Fera, Jr.

Peter A. Fera, Jr.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.

Pete Fera was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in May 2007. He was Senior Vice President and CFO prior to his promotion to executive vice president. Pete was previously with Honeywell for seven years and held a variety of leadership positions in finance and marketing, including Chief Financial Officer for the Aircraft Landing Systems business, Director of Finance for Business Analysis and Planning, and Global Marketing Manager. Earlier in his career, he held operations and engineering roles at General Electric. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree in management from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Andrew R. Bland, III

Andrew R. Bland, III

Senior Vice President Corporate Security Group
Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.

Andrew R. Bland, III serves as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Security. He assumed this position in January 2010 after initially joining the organization in May 2009 as Harland Clarke’s Vice President of Corporate Security. Andrew and his team are responsible for providing strategic oversight, centralized program management and comprehensive security and risk management methodologies to protect HCHC’s personnel, data and facilities. A 23-year veteran of the FBI, Andrew’s last assignment prior to joining HCHC was as Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Houston office. He also served as the Senior Level Executive and Attaché in Baghdad, Iraq; the deputy Assistant Director of the Inspection Division at the FBI Headquarters; and as Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Academy. In recognition of his distinguished service, Andrew received the 2007 Presidential Meritorious Rank Executive award, given to a select group of civil service employees each year and conferred by the President of the United States. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He successfully completed both the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Schools at Fort Benning, Georgia and also led a combat arms unit in Northern Germany during his six-year military career.