Covis Pharma Retains Hanold Associates for Chief HR Officer Search


CHICAGO (Dec. 15, 2020) ― Covis Pharma, a global specialty pharmaceutical company owned by Apollo, has retained Hanold Associates for its Chief HR Officer search. Mayank ParikhKatrina Prospero and Jason Hanold are leading the search for this role based in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

The company’s first ever CHRO will shape the existing human resources function into one that is best in class through both organizational and cultural initiatives. This leader will be tasked with shaping and formalizing the company culture―one that is accountable and results-oriented while demonstrating a genuine care for employees. Joining a highly capable team of executives, the CHRO will report directly to CEO Michael Porter and serve as a thought partner and trusted advisor while scaling the company as it prepares for an IPO.

Covis Pharma markets therapeutic solutions for patients with life-threatening conditions and chronic illnesses. It is a fully integrated company headquartered in Luxembourg, with a global commercial footprint and operations based in Zug, Switzerland. The company also has operations in Amsterdam, Canada and the United States, with products sold in 55 markets globally.

Covis Pharma was founded by Management and Cerberus Capital in 2011 and was sold in early 2020 to Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO), a global investment manager. Apollo has more than $440 billion in assets under management and is well known for its large portfolio of companies that includes ADT, Clubcorp and Qdoba.

 About Hanold Associates

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search is a retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers and Board Directors. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our 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, Abercrombie & Fitch, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Company, among others.