February 9, 2022 – Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive has placed William Rolack as chief inclusion and diversity officer for Kroll, a leading provider of services and digital products related to valuation, governance, risk and transparency. He is based in New York. Val Lopez, Sandra Peña and Ivy Arlia led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Rolack, who previously served as a vice president, global diversity, and inclusion at Workforce Logiq, has upwards of 20 years of experience leading diversity and inclusion and human resources management strategies. He is charged with reinforcing Kroll’s focus on “the power and purpose of inclusion,” said Hanold Associates.
Mr. Rolack will work closely with the Kroll leadership team and other stakeholders to develop strategic programs aimed at accelerating inclusion and diversity in the workplace and the commercial impact those programs have on high performing teams that drive economic value, innovation, and business integration.
Inclusive and Collaborative
Jacob Silverman, chief executive officer of Kroll, said his team is poised to deliver on its goal of providing exceptional client service through innovative, market-leading risk, governance and financial solutions, while also fostering an inclusive culture and the collaborative ethos that has contributed to the company’s success. “I’m excited for this fresh and energized leadership team as we embrace our collective future, and I am thankful for the countless contributions from those who are passing along the torch as part of this transition,” he said.
In Mr. Rolack’s role at Workforce Logiq, he was credited with strengthening the company’s culture of belonging and advising clients looking to develop and improve a diverse workforce. He has also served as senior director, workforce strategy, diversity, inclusion and strategic alliances for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Office of the Commissioner. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rolack was director of global marketplace diversity and inclusion for Adecco Group North America, where he executed the firm’s D&I strategy for over 8,000 employees in the U.S. and influenced over 40,000 worldwide through global D&I council initiatives.
Founded in 1932, Kroll works with clients across diverse sectors in the areas of valuation, expert services, investigations, cybersecurity, corporate finance, restructuring, legal and business solutions, data analytics and regulatory compliance. Based in New York City, the firm has nearly 5,000 professionals in 30 countries and territories around the world.
Respected HR Consultants
Hanold Associates is a boutique executive search firm focused on HR and diversity and inclusion officers. Its client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything the firm does. Its clients include the National Football League, Zoom, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Tom Brady’s TB12, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, 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, Abercrombie & Fitch, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Co., among others.
Mr. Hanold, CEO and managing partner, founded the search firm in 2010. Previously, he served as a managing director with Russell Reynolds Associates, where he led the firm’s global human resources officer practice and was a member of the board of directors and CEO practices. Before that he held talent and recruiting positions with Whirlpool, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, and State Farm.
Ms. Lopez is a partner with Hanold Associates. She specializes in recruiting executive-level HR and diversity, equity and inclusion leaders. She has over a decade of experience in rapid-growth, private equity-backed SaaS businesses, specializing in M&A integrations and change management. She is especially strong in translating strategy to action, particularly with respect to managing change initiatives and designing and implementing DE&I programs. Prior to joining Hanold Associates, Ms. Lopez was global head of employee engagement and inclusion/VP of DE&I at Cision.
Ms. Peña, a partner with the search firm, focuses on the recruitment of human resource professionals across industries including learning and development, talent management, HRBP, total rewards, talent acquisition, organizational development, and diversity and inclusion. Previously, she was an executive recruiter for Korn Ferry where she specialized in the recruitment of chief financial officers and finance executives. Before Korn Ferry, Ms. Peña was senior director of business development and account management for Latin America and the U.S. for the Corporate Executive Board in its information technology practice.
Ms. Arlia, an associate, focuses on recruiting HR and diversity, equity and inclusion leaders across industries and geographies. Prior to joining Hanold Associates, she held internships in the Chicago and Boston areas with Allstate Insurance and ESP Properties where she focused on customer relations, market research and corporate sponsorships.
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