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, retain, support and develop a talented and diverse pool of qualified, committed and enthusiastic individuals to work at NYC Outward Bound Schools.

Richard Stopol, president of NYC Outward Bound Schools said of Mr. Tavares, “He is someone who has the specific skills and experience that the position demands and who also embraces our core organizational values — high achievement for all, community, and character.”

Mr. Tavares was previously the founding Director of Human Resources at Ascend Learning Network in Brooklyn where he established the HR department bringing effectiveness, efficiency and HR best practices to the over 400 employees in the network. Prior to that he served as Director of Operations at Bushwick Ascend Charter School where he was responsible for all non-academic operations.

NYC Outward Bound Schools is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to bringing Outward Bound’s approach to teaching and learning to the young people of New York City and their public schools. Founded in 1987, NYC Outward Bound Schools has served over 60,000 students, teachers, administrators and parents from over 300 schools and other youth-serving organizations throughout the New York City area. They’ve established a network of elementary, middle and high schools – located in all five boroughs of the city – that are responsible for running in partnership with the NYC Department of Education.

About Hanold Associates

Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in HR officer assignments and serving clients such as Patagonia, Nike, eBay, Fossil, Carnival Corporation and Vail Resorts. As a way of giving back, Hanold Associates performs pro-bono search services for charities and causes that are important to the firm.

Jason Hanold
CEO and Co-managing Partner

Carol Blankenship
Operations Manager

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