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 Completes Chief People Officer Search for the NFL

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 recruited Dasha Smith as chief people officer of the National Football League in one of the most high profile human resource C-suite assignments of 2019. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led

Hanold Associates Seeks CHROs for PE-Backed Company and Non-Profit

Executive recruitment firm Hanold Associates has been enlisted to find chief human resources officers for two organizations: InMoment, a customer feedback company owned by private equity firm Madison Dearborn, and JCFS Chicago, a non-profit social service group. For InMoment, the CHRO will be the key leader of all HR processes throughout the Salt Lake City, UT-based

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for ClubCorp

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed companies across the nation to find top level talent, including chief people officers. The latest: Keri Gavin and Jason Hanold of Chicago-based Hanold Associates have placed former Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group executive April Scopa as the chief people officer of ClubCorp, owners and operators of more than 200 golf

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation Turns to Hanold Associates to Fill Directorships

Seasoned board directors are considered the backbone of organizations, with the best ones implementing gold standards that filter throughout an organization. The latest institution seeking to fill multiple board seats is the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation, which has turned to Hanold Associates for guidance. The board is chaired by Vista Equity Partners CEO Robert

Press Releases

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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