The CEO & Managing Partner

at Hanold Associates

Jason Hanold is the CEO & Managing Partner of Hanold Associates, the leading retained boutique executive search firm specializing in HR and Diversity leadership recruiting. He serves a client roster that includes the National Football League, Patagonia, Major League Baseball, Gucci, Under Armour, Nike, eBay, Kohler, REI, Google, Fossil, Carnival Corporation, the UFC, Amazon, MGM Resorts, Vail Resorts, Abbott, Biogen, Electronic Arts, Godiva, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Heinz, Warburg Pincus, Zurich, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Wikipedia, T. Rowe Price, Apollo, Blackstone and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, among others.

Before launching Hanold Associates, Hanold was the Managing Director and Global HR Officer Practice leader for Russell Reynolds Associates a member of the Board of Directors and CEO Practices.

Prior to Russell Reynolds Associates, Hanold 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 operations, progressing into broader human resources roles.

Hanold is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned his Master of Science degree from Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University.

Hanold is on the Robert F. Kennedy Human Right Leadership Council, serves on the National Advisory Council for Big City Mountaineers where he was a two-term board member and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He serves the United States Olympic Committee as a Team USA Athlete Mentor. Hanold lives in Kenilworth, Illinois and is married to Neela Seenandan with four sons.