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

Alliant Energy Retains Hanold Associates for HR Director Search

Alliant Energy has retained Hanold Associates for their Director of Human Resources Consulting & Employee Experiences search based in Madison, Wisconsin. Katrina Prospero and Sandra Peña are leading the search. Alliant Energy Corporation’s mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service that its customers and communities count on—safely, efficiently and responsibly. Through its

CareFinders Retains Hanold Associates for Chief People Officer Search

CareFinders Total Care has retained Hanold Associates for their Chief People Officer search based in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Keri Gavin and Sandra Peña are leading the search for this role. The largest and fastest growing provider of in-home personal care services in the Northeast United States, CareFinders provides quality home personal care to more

DaVita Kidney Care Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Total Rewards Search

DaVita Kidney Care taps Hanold Associates for their Head of Total Rewards search, based in Denver. Keri Gavin and Kile Hanold are leading the search for this role. DaVita, Inc., a Fortune 200 company, is on a quest to build the greatest health care community the world has ever seen. Originally founded in 1979, DaVita

Alight Solutions Retains Hanold Associates for VP of Global HR Operations Search

Alight Solutions has retained Hanold Associates for their Vice President of Global Human Resources Operations search. Kile Hanold and Keri Gavin are leading the search based in the Chicago area. Alight Solutions is a market leader in cloud-based human capital solutions, providing solutions for integrated benefits, payroll and cloud services. Alight partners with clients’ HR,

Safelite AutoGlass Retains Hanold Associates for HR Leadership Searches

Safelite AutoGlass has retained Hanold Associates for their Director of People, Midwest Region and Director of People, Southeast Region, searches. Ashley Schiele and Katrina Prospero are leading the assignment. Safelite Group is one of America’s most recognized premier service brands, delivering unrivalled automotive glass repair, replacement and claims management services generating annual revenues over $2



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