About Us

Hanold Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm with a core focus on recruiting HR, diversity, and general counsel executives for world-class clients. The firm has a distinctive focus in searching for dynamic and culturally appropriate human resources and diversity officers and building sustainable, contemporary human resources organizations.

They focus on blending the science of retained executive search with the art of understanding the important nuances of getting culture fit right when introducing candidates to client organizations. 

Hanold Associates serves distinctive clients across geographies and industries. Some of these world-class organizations include Patagonia, Amazon, SC Johnson, REI, eBay, Great Place To Work, Nike, Heinz, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Abbott, Carnival Corporation, Biogen, Heinz, Bridgestone, CDW, Silicon Valley Bank, PureCircle, PG&E, PPG, Cargill, CNA Financial, ServiceMaster, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and Sears Holdings.

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Throughout its process, you can be assured that you will receive timely, authentic and critical perspectives from the market. The firm strives to provide innovative and up-to-date counsel to clients so they can make thoughtful, well-informed and confident decisions about critical human capital moves.

Solutions And Expertise

Hanold Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm with a core focus on recruiting HR, diversity, and general counsel executives for world-class clients. The firm has a distinctive focus in searching for dynamic and culturally appropriate human resources and diversity officers and building sustainable, contemporary human resources organizations.

Solutions
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Sports
  • Technology
Functions
  • Human Resources

News Briefings

Things to Know About Hiring a Search Firm

Hiring top executives who can both effectively manage and lead an organization is a major challenge. When a company makes vital senior-level appointments, the risks are high. For top roles, the base salary is typically more than $150,000. When searching, organizations will be looking for the most suitable candidate who checks off all the boxes, including

Hanold Associates Undertakes Five CHRO Assignments
Hanold Associates CHRO

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent-up demand for top flight

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 15 Search Assignments of 2017
Hunt Scanlon’s Top 15 Search Assignments 2017

As the year now draws to a close, it turns out that when we looked back through our archives 2017 was, simply put, a remarkable year for first-rate search assignments. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked hundreds of them. From CEO placements to those covering the bandwidth of the C-suite, our editorial team gleaned the best from every industry sector

Hanold Associates Lands CHRO for Blue Apron
Hanold Associates Lainie Cooney CHRO Blue Apron

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) and other senior level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent up demand for

Press Releases

Hanold Associates Retained for Multiple Chief HR Officers Searches

Hanold Associates has been retained for Chief Human Resources Officer searches for Mylan, Remitly (Bezos-backed), Wilton Brands and Visteon. Coming out of a record-breaking year of human resources searches at all levels, Hanold Associates has launched into 2018 with multiple Chief Human Resources Officer searches. Mylan (MYL – NASDAQ) is a global pharmaceutical company committed

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief HR Officer for American Woodmark

CHICAGO, IL, July 11, 2017 — Hanold Associates recruited Heather Banks as Head of Human Resources for American Woodmark Corporation. American Woodmark (NASDAQ: AMWD) offers over 500 cabinet styles for the remodeling and new home construction market. Its KCMA-certified cabinets are sold through a nationwide network of homebuilders, independent dealers and distributors, as well as Lowe’s and The

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief Diversity & Inclusion leader for Live Nation Entertainment

CHICAGO, IL, June 13, 2017 — Hanold Associates recruited Elizabeth Morrison as Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Live Nation Entertainment, headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) is the global leader in the live events industry and operates in 37 countries. It is the largest full service, live event business, including producing, marketing

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief HR Officer for Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc.

CHICAGO, IL, May 26, 2017 — Hanold Associates recruited Tim Mulligan as Chief Human Resources Officer for Vulcan Inc. which is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Vulcan Inc. is a nimble private company working to solve some of the biggest global issues. The projects and investments they pursue are inspired by the ideas of their founder Paul G.

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief HR Officer for Hanna Andersson

CHICAGO, IL, April 7, 2017 — Hanold Associates recruited Wayne Young as Chief Human Resources Officer for Hanna Andersson, which is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1983 by Swedish-born Gun Denhart, Hanna Andersson is a premium children’s apparel and lifestyle brand. In an era when most clothes were created with polyester and synthetic fabrics, Hanna Andersson

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