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Nicholas Advisory Board

Dave Honan

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


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As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Dave Honan is responsible for connecting the many aspects of Quad’s operational organization. His focus is on bringing together people, processes, and products to drive performance and deliver Quad’s integrated Marketing Experience for our clients.  

Dave facilitates the key drivers for Quad’s success as a marketing experience company, including engaging and retaining employees, and perpetually innovating to drive top-line revenue, and enhancing productivity across the company’s unique integrated marketing platform.  

Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer in January 2022, Dave served as Quad’s Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. He is credited with building Quad’s sophisticated, public-company finance and accounting functions. He also led the design of Quad’s capital structure and corporate development activity, which were key for the company’s transformation as a marketing experience company.

Dave came to Quad in 2009 from Journal Communications Inc., a diversified media company where he managed the company’s community publishing and printing operations. He also held executive-level positions in investor relations and corporate development at Newell Brands, a global marketer of consumer and commercial products. He began his career as a CPA and senior manager at the accounting firm Arthur Andersen.   

Dave shares his extensive financial and operational knowledge as an advisory board member for FM Global, an international property insurer.  He holds an MBA from Marquette University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin.