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.

Our clients include the National Football League, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, The New York Times, Tom Brady’s TB12, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, SC Johnson, eBay, Moderna, Hillrom, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, ClubCorp, Nike, Zoom, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Company, 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 HR & Diversity Executive Search is a boutique, retained executive search firm with a core focus on recruiting Human Resources and Diversity executives for world-class clients. Our global firm has a distinctive focus on identifying and assessing dynamic and culturally appropriate leaders and building sustainable contemporary organizations.

We 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.

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

News Briefings

Hanold Associates Picked to Find CHRO for American Airlines

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has been selected to find the next senior vice president, chief human resources officer (CHRO) for American Airlines Group, a plum assignment for the recruiting firm as 2021 kicks off. The mandate is being led by Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice

Executive Recruiters Weigh in On a Biden Presidency

The election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. to the Presidency promises significant change in Washington, D.C. for the next four years. Many questions remain about whether the incoming administration will be able to achieve its agenda, for better or worse, depending on one’s outlook – and the results of two Senate races still to be

Hanold Associates Assists The New York Times Co. in CHRO Search

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted The New York Times Co. in the recruitment of Jacqueline M. Welch as executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). She will report directly to president and CEO Meredith Kopit Levien and sit on the company’s executive committee as well as lead its talent and inclusion

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief People and Culture Officer for The Big Ten

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has placed Omar Brown as chief people and culture officer for the Big Ten Conference, the nation’s oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference. Jason Hanold, Lisa Butkus and Mayank Parikh led the assignment. “Commissioner Kevin Warren is an exceptional leader who is bringing business sophistication to a 125-year-old conference powerhouse,” said Mr. Hanold.

Press Releases

Beautycounter Appoints Board Director from Search by Hanold Associates

(Jan. 19, 2020) Beautycounter, a mission-driven American cosmetics company focused on safe and healthy beauty products, has appointed Dasha Smith of the National Football League as its newest Board Director. Hanold Associates’ Jason Hanold led the search. Smith is the fifth woman to join Beautycounter’s nine-member Board and serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief

Dow Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Total Rewards Search

(Dec. 8, 2020) Dow, one of the largest chemical producers in the world, has retained Hanold Associates in its search for a Head of Total Rewards. Kile Hanold and Mayank Parikh are leading the search for this Michigan-based role. The Head of Total Rewards will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Inclusion

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



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