About Us

Hanold Associates is a retained executive search firm with a focus on recruiting HR and Diversity & Inclusion leaders, and diverse Board Directors. We quickly and rigorously identify culturally aligned and distinctive leaders who will build enduring organizational capability, cultures and innovative People functions for today’s contemporary organization.

Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, Allstate, American Airlines, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Biogen, Blackstone, Carnival Corp., ClubCorp, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Domino’s Pizza, eBay, Electronic Arts, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Fossil, Gucci, Kellogg, Kohler, L Catterton, Live Nation Entertainment, Major League Baseball, McDonald’s, Moderna, National Football League, The New York Times, Nike, Northwestern University, Patagonia, REI, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, SC Johnson, Tom Brady’s TB12, TPG, Under Armour, Vail Resorts, Wikimedia and Zoom, among others.


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

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for CPI Card Group

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Lisa Jacoba as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of CPI Card Group. Hanold Associates’ partners Karlis Antons and Ivan Perry led the search. In her new position, Ms. Jacoba will have overall responsibility for the human resources function of the company, reporting directly to CPI’s president and chief executive officer, Steve Montross.

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Patagonia

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Dean Carter as chief human resources officer (CHRO) at outdoor apparel company Patagonia. Jason Hanold, managing partner, led the search. In his new role, Mr. Carter will provide strategic leadership and direction of Patagonia’s global human resources, finance and legal teams. He’ll report to the CEO, Rose Marcario, and be charged

Hanold Associates Launches CHRO Search for Outward Bound

Executive Search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by Outward Bound NY Schools to lead its search for a new chief human resources and administrative officer. The successful CHRO candidate, to be based in Queens, NY, will report to Outward Bound’s president, Richard Stopol, and serve as a member of the senior management team and support all senior

Press Releases

Hanold Associates Recruits Head of People Analytics for Capital Group

Capital Group has appointed Erin Urwin as People Analytics Senior Manager based in Irvine, California. Hanold Associates’ Sandra Peña and Ashley Schiele led the search. Erin Urwin comes to Capital Group from Deloitte Services LP where she worked as Talent Reporting & Analytics Manager. As the People Analytics Senior Manager for Capital Group, Ms. Urwin

Hillrom’s ICU Hospital Beds in Demand, Hanold Associates Volunteers to Recruit Needed Installation Technicians in COVID-19 Hotspots

Hillrom is racing to manufacture enough ICU hospital beds in the fight to treat the most critical COVID-19 patients, while rapidly scaling their production of ventilators. While manufacturing efforts for both ventilators and ICU hospital beds can scale, there is a critical role required, at the hospital locations, to assemble and install the ICU beds.

IMC Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Recruiting Search

IMC has retained Hanold Associates for their Head of Recruiting search. Ashley Schiele, Katrina Prospero and Lisa Butkus are leading the search based in Chicago. IMC is a leading global market maker and diversified trading firm. It was originally founded in 1989 in Amsterdam and was one of the first companies to realize the importance

Moderna Partners with Hanold Associates for HR Leadership Searches

Moderna Therapeutics, a recognized leader in the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, is partnering with Hanold Associates for multiple Human Resources Leadership searches based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ashley Schiele, Katrina Prospero, Kile Hanold, Sandra Peña and Jason Hanold are leading the searches. Moderna Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on pioneering the development

Tailored Brands Appoints New Chief HR Officer from Search by Hanold Associates

Tailored Brands appointed Shane Smith as Chief Human Resources Officer. Hanold Associates’ Keri Gavin, Mayank Parikh, Lisa Butkus and Jason Hanold led the San Francisco Bay area search. Shane Smith comes to Tailored Brands from The Coca-Cola Company where he held various leadership positions. Reporting directly to Tailored Brands’ newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Dinesh



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