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.

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

Hanold Associates Recruits Eight Women Directors to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Board

At a time when women continue to make slow progress in winning seats in the boardroom, Chicago-based Hanold Associates has made a powerful statement by recruiting eight women to serve in directorships at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a non-profit advocacy organization. Among the women: Nelda Connors, Kim Davis, Thasunda Brown Duckett, Cara Kennedy-Cuomo, Betty Liu,

Hanold Associates Strengthens Search Team with an Eye on Technology, Healthcare & Private Equity

Chicago-based Hanold Associates has expanded with the addition of Joe Costello as a partner. He specializes in recruiting executive level HR leaders across industries. His core focus is on technology, private equity and medical devices with a broader focus in the healthcare industry. “While we specialize in HR across industries, we are looking to continue adding depth

Major League Baseball Selects Hanold Associates to Find Chief HR and Diversity Officer

With spring training just over a month away, Major League Baseball has turned to Chicago-based Hanold Associates to assist in recruiting a chief human resources and diversity officer. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, is leading the assignment along with partner Keri Gavin. “The MLB has had a significant focus on diversity, most

Uber Picks Hanold Associates for Head of Talent Acquisition Search

Following a record-breaking year of recruiting top HR leadership into some of the best well-known brands across industry, Chicago-based Hanold Associates has been chosen to lead Uber’s search for a head of talent acquisition in its Advance Technology Groups unit. Ashley Schiele and Mayank Parikh are spearheading the assignment. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA. The head of talent acquisition

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Safelite Group appoints Vice President of Talent from Search Led by Hanold Associates

Evanston, IL, Nov. 12, 2019 – Safelite Group appoints Julie Morey as Vice President of Talent based in Columbus, Ohio. Hanold Associates’ Ashley Schiele and Mayank Parikh led the search. Julie Morey comes to Safelite from Victoria’s Secret, where she was the Associate Vice President of Human Resources. Reporting to the Executive Vice President of People and Leadership (CHRO) at Safelite Group,

Hanold Associates Appoints Chief People Officer for ClubCorp

Evanston, IL, Oct. 1, 2019 – ClubCorp has appointed April Scopa as their Chief People Officer, based in Dallas. Hanold Associates’ Keri Gavin and Jason Hanold led the search. April Scopa joins ClubCorp from Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group where she was the Executive Vice President and Chief People officer. At ClubCorp, leading a team of more than 15 people,

PE-Backed IRI Retains Hanold Associates for SVP, Global Talent Search

Evanston, IL, September 24, 2019 – PE-backed IRI has retained Hanold Associates for their Senior Vice President, Global Talent search, based in Chicago. Neela Seenandan, Mayank Parikh and Sonia Nagra are leading the search. Information Resources Inc (IRI) got its start as a big data company decades before the term existed. Founded in 1979 by John Malec and Gerald Eskin, the

MORSCO Appoints New Chief HR Officer in Search Led by Hanold Associates

Evanston, IL, August 27, 2019 – MORSCO named Maruchy Cantu, of PepsiCo, as their Chief Human Resources Officer. Hanold Associates’ Keri Gavin and Sonia Nagra led the search for this Dallas-based role. Reporting directly to MORSCO’s CEO, Maruchy Cantu will lead all aspects of Human Resources for MORSCO, which has grown over the past 8 years from $500M to $1.8B

Teton Gravity Research Retains Hanold Associates for Chief Growth Officer and Chief Marketing Officer Searches

Evanston, IL, July 23, 2019 – Teton Gravity Research has retained Hanold Associates to lead their Chief Growth Officer and Chief Marketing Officer searches based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jason Hanold, Katrina Prospero and Sonia Nagra are leading the searches. Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is the preeminent media brand for adventure, lifestyle, travel, action and

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