About Us

Hanold Associates Executive Search is a retained boutique executive search and coaching firm focused on HR, Diversity and Corporate Officers and Board Directors. Our clients include American Airlines, Apollo, Arizona Cardinals, Big Ten Conference, Biogen, Blackrock, Blackstone, Carnival Corp., Cartier, CBS News, College Football Hall of Fame,  Dick’s Sporting Goods, Domino’s Pizza, eBay, Electronic Arts, Fanatics, Federal Reserve Bank, Ford Motor Company, Fossil, Goodwill, Gucci, Kellogg, Kohler, L Catterton,  Live Nation Entertainment, Major League Baseball, Moderna, The National Football League, The New York Times, New York Football Giants, Nike, Nordstrom, Northwestern University, Paramount, Patagonia, Phillips 66, Prada, Red Hat, REI, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Save The Children, SC Johnson, Tapestry, Tiffany & Co., Tom Brady’s TB12, TPG, Under Armour, Vail Resorts, Walgreen, and Zoom.


Solutions And Expertise

We are passionate about building diverse, people-first organizations. “Human Resources,” “HR” or the “People” function has rapidly evolved. Today’s HR/People leaders must possess distinctive business acumen, have perspectives on the business beyond People implications and be concurrently strategic, hands-on and innovative.

We are experts in finding senior HR and diversity leaders who deliver strategic business impact. As an extension of the brands we serve, we blend the science of retained executive search with the art of understanding the important nuances of leadership attributes and how they sync with team dynamics.

Because we focus on crushing search execution―rigorous assessment, a fast process, and getting culture fit right―we are often asked to lead searches beyond HR and Diversity for other executive leaders and diverse Board Directors.

  • 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

Here’s Why Game Changing CHRO Talent Is In Big Demand

Chief human resource officers (CHRO) have made big strides as strategic game changers and sounding boards for CEOs. The best ones are now critical C-suite players. That is making the hunt for first-rate HR leaders a highly competitive business. Three HR recruiting rivals take us inside their work, one via podcast, serving up an outstanding

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Most Important Recruiting Stories of 2016

Hunt Scanlon Media covered a lot of terrain in 2016 – and so picking our 10 most important stories will likely go down as the most difficult task our editorial team handled this year! Great comebacks, globalization, new assessment tools to review, new service offerings, Brexit, polls & surveys to analyze, talent pipelining, the influential

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Best Interviews of 2016

If Hunt Scanlon Media has one best kept secret, it is the vast professional and tightly focused network that we communicate with every day, both on and off the grid. Hunt Scanlon provides daily market intelligence briefings and data analytics to an expanding universe of global talent acquisition leaders – 72 percent of them on

Why the CEO / CHRO Relationship Is Essential

In partnership with CEOs, chief human resource officers (CHROs) are playing increasingly critical roles to ensure companies win the war for talent and maximize employee motivation across the globe, according to the ‘Executive Monitor’ report newly released by search firm Boyden. Boyden’s report, “The Rise of the CHRO,’ explores the many challenges CHROs face on

Press Releases

Patrick Industries Retains Hanold Associates for EVP and CFO Search

Patrick Industries (NASDAQ symbol PATK) has retained Hanold Associates for their Chief Financial Officer search based in Elkhart, Indiana. Ashley Schiele, Katrina Prospero and Sandra Peña are leading the search. Patrick’s EVP and Chief Financial Officer reports to the CEO and is part of the Senior Leadership Team. This leader will direct a team of

Reyes Holdings’ Golden Brands Retains Hanold Associates for HR Leadership Searches

Reyes Holdings’ Golden Brands has retained Hanold Associates for two (2) Human Capital Manager searches. Katrina Prospero and Sonia Nagra are leading the search for these roles, one for the San Francisco Bay Area and the other for Sacramento. Reyes Holdings, aligned with leading beverage and foodservice providers, delivers some of the best-known brands and

PE-backed Centria Healthcare Retains Hanold Associates for VP Talent Acquisition Search

PE-backed Centria Healthcare has retained Hanold Associates for their Vice President of Talent Acquisition search based in the Detroit area. Katrina Prospero and Ashley Schiele are leading the search. As demand for autism services continues to increase, Centria Healthcare plans to scale its business and expand into new geographies. Recognizing that these high-growth plans demand

Federal Reserve Bank of NY Retains Hanold Associates for Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Search

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has retained Hanold Associates for their Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer search based in New York City. Keri Gavin, Sandra Peña, Jason Hanoldand Katrina Prospero are leading the search. The Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer is a newly created, mission-critical role in the Federal Reserve Bank

King’s Hawaiian Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Talent Acquisition Search

King’s Hawaiian has retained Hanold Associates for their Head of Talent Acquisition search based in the Los Angeles area. Sonia Nagra, Mayank Parikh and Sandra Peña are leading the search. King’s Hawaiian is a family-owned bakery best known for its iconic Hawaiian bread. The company was originally founded in the 1950s as Robert’s Bakery in