Maisha Pearson


Maisha is a Partner with Hanold Associates where she focuses on recruiting HR and Diversity executives across industries. She is viewed as a trusted client partner and advisor. Maisha has specialized in building consumer brands across a multitude of industries, targeting both general and multicultural audiences and stakeholders.

Maisha has over 20 years’ experience partnering with leading globally renowned companies within QSR, hospitality, pharmaceutical/medical devices, lifestyle, automotive, retail, beauty, utilities and non-profits. She has represented such brands as Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s USA, Marriott International, American Airlines, BF Goodrich Tires, Mazda, Disney, Zimmer, Lilly, Armani, Dylan’s Candy Bar, ComEd and Feeding America.

Prior to joining Hanold Associates, Maisha was Chief Client Officer at Havas, Chicago. She was charged with elevating client relationships, which resulted in accelerated organic growth opportunities. She also led DE&I initiatives and championed key recruitment efforts across talent levels.

Maisha earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Eastern Illinois University. She currently resides in Chicago where she enjoys all aspects of the Arts, particularly home design and music—she’s a huge concert fan.