March 2, 2021 – Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search recently recruited Vinay Kapoor as global chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for FactSet, a global provider of financial data and software solutions for investment professionals. Partners Keri Gavin and Katrina Prospero led the assignment. “Vinay will be a transformative addition to FactSet’s executive team,” said Ms. Gavin. “Vinay has this incredible ability to inspire others and bring people together to influence broad behavioral change. He’s already forged a strong relationship with the executive leadership team, and we expect he will have a profound and lasting positive impact on FactSet.”
“I am pleased with the strides we have made to date to build a more diverse and inclusive company,” said Phil Snow, CEO of FactSet. “We acknowledge there is still more work to be done and are excited to welcome Vinay to advance our efforts to increase diversity at all levels of the organization. Vinay has done an outstanding job throughout his career effecting tangible cultural changes on a global scale with the goal of ensuring workforce equity. We look forward to furthering our progress under his guidance.”
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Mr. Kapoor brings over 20 years of professional experience in the banking and finance industry. He comes to FactSet from BNP Paribas where he served as head of diversity and inclusion for the U.K. and then the Americas. In these roles, he spearheaded a data-driven and best-in-class DE&I strategy, including building organizational accountability through metrics, career advancement programs and DE&I educational initiatives, in addition to advocating for public policy changes.
In his new role with FactSet, Mr. Kapoor will oversee all DE&I programs throughout the organization, educating and equipping managers to build and lead inclusive teams that power FactSet’s success. He will report directly to FactSet’s chief human resources officer, Dan Viens, and will work closely with Mr. Snow. Serving as a member of the company’s HR leadership team, Mr. Kapoor will build and lead a team of five regional direct reports.
“With shared common values, I am excited to join FactSet at this important point in the company’s trajectory as it builds on its efforts to integrate DE&I further into every aspect of its work,” said Mr. Kapoor. “I look forward to working closely with the talented FactSet team to continue to reinforce a workplace environment where everyone can thrive.”
FactSet is a global provider of flexible, open data and software solutions, providing instant access to financial data and analytics that investors use to make decisions. The company offers research solutions, data solutions and portfolio analytics for 131,000 investment professionals at 5,500 client firms around the globe, including some of the largest firms in the world. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, it has 9,600 employees, spread across 63 offices in 24 countries on six continents.
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. Its clients include the National Football League, Zoom, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, The New York Times, 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, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Co., among others.
Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has placed Michele Meyer-Shipp as chief people and culture officer for Major League Baseball. Ms. Meyer-Shipp joins MLB from KPMG, where she has served as chief diversity and inclusion officer. “Michele is an exceptional leader and an inspirational person,” said Mr. Hanold. “She will have an incredibly positive impact on Major League Baseball in this newly created role within the commissioner’s office.”
“I am very pleased that Michele is joining us to fill this vital role for Major League Baseball,” said commissioner Robert D. Manfred. “Michele’s outstanding record of accomplishment will be a valuable addition to our senior leadership team, the hiring and development of our employees, and industry initiatives. We are excited for her to get started.”
Jason Hanold founded the 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. Gavin focuses on all functional areas of HR and diversity and inclusion. Prior to joining Hanold Associates, she was director of host relations and consulting for Ragan Communications. Before Ragan, Ms. Gavin was a television anchor and reporter in Des Moines, IA.
Ms. Prospero focuses on the recruitment of HR professionals across industries including learning and development, talent management, HRBP, total rewards, talent acquisition, organizational development, and diversity and inclusion.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media