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

Press Releases

Hanold Associates Tapped to Lead Search for UFC’s Chief Human Resources Officer

CHICAGO, IL, October 9, 2015 — Hanold Associates has been tapped to lead the search for Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Chief Human Resources Officer, based at UFC headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. Started in 1993 as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is now the fastest growing sports organization in

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief HR & Administrative Officer for Outward Bound

CHICAGO, IL, July 30, 2015 — Hanold Associates recruited Juan Taveras as NYC Outward Bound Schools Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Taveras will report to Outward Bound President Richard Stopol and will serve as a member of the executive team. He’ll be the human resource strategy leader responsible for developing and executing high-impact approaches to attract,

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief HR Officer for CPI Card Group

CHICAGO, IL, June 26, 2015 — Executive search firm Hanold Associates has placed Lisa Jacoba as CPI Card Group’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Karlis Antons and Ivan Perry led the search. In her new role, Ms. Jacoba will have overall responsibility for the Human Resources function reporting directly to the president and chief executive officer, Steve

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief Human Resources Officer for Patagonia

CHICAGO, IL, June 2, 2015 — Executive search firm Hanold Associates has placed Dean Carter as Patagonia’s Chief Human Resources Officer. 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 with developing initiatives to

Hanold Associates Launches Search for Outward Bound Chief HR Officer

CHICAGO, IL, May 27, 2015 — Outward Bound NY Schools is partnering with Hanold Associates to lead a search for their Chief Human Resources & Administrative Officer. The CHRO will report to the president, Richard Stopol, and serve as a member of the senior management team and support all senior team members. Located in Queens, New York,