About Us

Hanold Associates is a retained HR executive search firm focused on recruiting Human Resources officers and Diversity & Inclusion leaders. We understand the importance of talent and culture inside an organization and build people-first organizations every day, one leader at a time. Although our client list is diverse, across industries, geographies and business scenarios, culture is at the core of everything we do. We are shaping organizations while changing the landscape of the human capital space through distinctive leadership.

Some of Hanold’s more recent top HR searches include those for Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, the National Football League, Patagonia, REI, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Heinz, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Silicon Valley Bank, T. Rowe Price, Wikimedia, Cargill, CNA Financial, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW and Nike, among others.


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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.

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News Briefings

Hanold Associates Finds Head of Diversity for Raymond James Financial

To meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society, many organizations have developed executive positions to guide their diversity agendas. Chief diversity officers have responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity. Duties may include affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, or the constituent needs of minorities, women and other social

Recruiting Sector Jumps 13.9 Percent, Driven by Tightening Talent Markets

A constricting labor market with low unemployment means companies are struggling to find qualified talent. When the right people are found, the costs associated with hiring them are rising, making a lengthy onboarding process now the rule, not the exception. All of it is translating into big business for the nation’s Top 50 executive search

Hanold Associates Seeks Chief People Officer for Canidae

Private equity-backed Canidae, a pet food company, has retained Hanold Associates to find its first chief people officer. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, is leading the assignment, joined by partners Keri Gavin and Mayank Parikh. The chief people officer, a newly recreated role for Canidae, will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible

Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

Press Releases

Under Armour Names Tchernavia Rocker as Chief People and Culture Officer

BALTIMORE, MD, Jan. 23, 2019 – Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA, UAA) today announced the appointment of Tchernavia Rocker as its new Chief People and Culture Officer. Rocker will lead all facets of the company’s human resources function. As a direct report to chairman and CEO Kevin Plank, she will partner with the executive leadership team to advance and execute Under Armour’s

Heartland Dental Retains Hanold Associates for Chief HR Officer Search

Evanston, IL – Heartland Dental has retained Hanold Associates for their Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) search. Neela Seenandan, Katie Traines and Sonia Nagra are leading the search located at Heartland Dental offices in either St. Louis or Chicago. Heartland Dental is the largest Dental Support Organization (DSO) in the United States, supporting approximately 1,300 doctors practicing in 900 supported

Hanold Associates Recruits PepsiCo’s Head of Talent Attraction & Engagement

CHICAGO, IL, October 3, 2018 – Hanold Associates recruited Anita Roggendorf as PepsiCo’s Director of Talent Attraction & Engagement. Ashley Schiele, Keri Gavin and Katie Traines led the search for the role based in PepsiCo’s global headquarters in Purchase, New York. Established in 1965 with the merger of Pepsi-Cola and Frito Lay, PepsiCo has a rich legacy and history of growth,

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



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