Jason Hanold Leads Executive Searches at Hanold Associates
Jason Hanold is the CEO and managing partner of Hanold Associates Executive Search. Since founding the company in Chicago in 2010, he has overseen a team of recruitment professionals specializing in searches for Diversity & Inclusion Officers, Chief HR leaders, and Board Directors. Under his leadership, the Hanold Associates team works closely with clients to source candidates with the best credentials and cultural match for each organization. Hanold Associates is the most diverse of the top 50 retained search firms in the U.S.
Mr. Hanold has spent years building a wide-ranging roster of clients that includes major brands like Ford Motor Company, American Airlines, the National Football League, and Amazon. He and the Hanold Associates team maintain a commitment to diversity in every executive search. Over 80 percent of the firm’s successful searches for executives and board directors have placed women or ethnically diverse candidates in those roles.
Prior to establishing Hanold Associates, Mr. Hanold spent two decades building a successful career in human resources and recruiting. In 2005, he joined Russell Reynolds Associates, where he spent five years as a managing director. He led the Global Human Resources Officers Practice and sat on the firm’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Hanold previously served as global head of talent acquisition at Whirlpool Corporation and global head of recruiting at McKinsey & Company. He also worked for Deloitte as its Americas director of executive leadership recruiting, in which role he set up the organization’s first in-house practice dedicated to executive recruiting. Mr. Hanold began his career at State Farm, where he worked as an HR and corporate recruiting business partner for five years.
Mr. Hanold holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in leadership and organizational culture from Northwestern University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in education (Ed.D.) in organizational leadership, learning, and talent from the University of Pennsylvania.