Hanold Associates Recruits Chief HR Officer for CPI Card Group

CHICAGO, IL, June 26, 2015 — Executive search firm Hanold Associates has placed Lisa Jacoba as CPI Card Group’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Karlis Antons and Ivan Perry led the search. In her new role, Ms. Jacoba will have overall responsibility for the Human Resources function reporting directly to the president and chief executive officer, Steve Montross. Ms. Jacoba will partner closely with the CEO and executive leadership to establish the right culture, talent pool and organization design and practices that will enable the company to achieve its goals. She will also be responsible for planning, designing, communicating and executing HR services and programs that are aligned with and will further CPI’s business strategies.

“In the competitive market of financial payment solutions, CPI Card Group has emerged as a leader due to their leadership, customer centricity, diversified manufacturing capabilities, collaborative culture and decisiveness to act,” said Mr. Antons. “Lisa Jacoba has proven that she is an exceptional Human Capital leader who will leverage her global experience and strategic business alignment to position CPI for continued success. We’re thrilled to enrich CPI’s executive team with the addition of Lisa Jacoba.”

Ms. Jacoba brings a wealth of experience to CPI Card Group. In her most recent role as a senior vice president of Western Union, she led a newly established B2B division focusing on strategic direction and supported 17 global locations in that function. Prior to that, Ms. Jacoba was a senior vice president and strategic HR business partner to Western Union executives leading finance, HR, legal, compliance, product marketing, communications and the digital business.

CPI Card Group is a leading provider of comprehensive credit, debit and prepaid debit card solutions in North America. In 2014, CPI produced over 450 million cards, provided integrated card services to over 3,000 card issuers and fulfilled over 25 million fully-personalized cards to individual cardholders. CPI’s customers are primarily leading national and regional banks, community banks, credit unions, managers of prepaid debit programs, group service providers and card processors.

About Hanold Associates

Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in HR officer assignments and serving clients such as Patagonia, Nike, eBay, Heinz, Carnival Corporation and Vail Resorts.

Jason Hanold
CEO and Co-managing Partner

Carol Blankenship
Operations Manager

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