Biography

Christopher B. Harned has been a director of Quad since 2005 and is the Chair of the Finance Committee. From September 2016 to October 2020, Mr. Harned was a Partner and Head of the New York office for Arbor Investments. Prior to joining Arbor Investments, he was a Managing Director and Head of Consumer Products-Americas for Nomura Securities International, Inc. Starting in January 2012, he served as a Managing Director of the Investment Banking Group M&A team at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. He previously served as a Partner, Managing Director and Head of the Consumer Products Group of The Cypress Group LLC, a New York City-based private equity firm. Prior to joining The Cypress Group LLC in 2001, Mr. Harned was a Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer Products M&A with Lehman Brothers, where he had worked for over 16 years. Mr. Harned is a former member of the board of directors of FreshPet, Inc., a pet food company, where he served on the audit and compensation committees. Mr. Harned is also a former member of the board of directors of Red Collar Pet Foods, bswift, Danka Business Systems PLC, The Meow Mix Company, Stone Canyon Entertainment, Brand Connections LLC and Philadelphia Media Network. Mr. Harned earned a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College in 1985. Mr. Harned is the brother-in-law of J. Joel Quadracci, Quad’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and the brother-in-law of Kathryn Quadracci Flores, M.D., President of QuadMed and a director of Quad. Quad believes that Mr. Harned’s experience in the financial services industry and his leadership at several companies in various industries qualifies him to serve as a director of Quad.