The CEO & Managing Partner

at Hanold Associates HR Executive Search

Jason is the CEO & Managing Partner of Hanold Associates, a retained boutique executive search firm specializing in HR officer and board recruiting. He serves a client roster that includes Patagonia, Nike, eBay, REI, Riddell, Fossil, Carnival Corporation, UFC, Las Vegas Sands, Vail Resorts, Abbott, Biogen, McKinsey, Great Place to Work, Electronic Arts, Godiva, Fiat-Chrysler, Bridgestone, Northwestern University, Heinz, Medtronic, Zurich, Wikipedia, T. Rowe Price and SC Johnson, among others.

Before launching Hanold Associates, Jason was a Partner with Russell Reynolds Associates where he was the Managing Director of the firm’s Global Human Resources Officer Practice and was a member of the Board of Directors and CEO Practices.

Prior to Russell Reynolds Associates, Jason led the Global Talent Acquisition for Whirlpool Corporation. Preceding Whirlpool, he was the Director of Recruiting with McKinsey & Company charged with direct-elect partner hiring and based in the firm-wide headquarters in New York.

Prior to McKinsey & Company, he was the Americas Director of Global Leadership Recruiting at Deloitte. He started his career with State Farm Insurance Companies in claims operations, progressing into broader Human Resources roles.

Jason earned his master of science degree from Northwestern University and his bachelor of science degree from Illinois State University. Jason is a member of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals.

Jason lives in Kenilworth, Illinois and is married with four sons. He enjoys mountaineering, hiking in backcountry, and cycling.