DaVita Kidney Care Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Total Rewards Search


DaVita Kidney Care taps Hanold Associates for their Head of Total Rewards search, based in Denver. Keri Gavin and Kile Hanold are leading the search for this role.

DaVita, Inc., a Fortune 200 company, is on a quest to build the greatest health care community the world has ever seen. Originally founded in 1979, DaVita (which is Italian for “giving life”) is an integrated Kidney platform consisting of many services lines including: dialysis, labs, home-based health, nephrology practice services and clinical research.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates more than 2,600 dialysis centers throughout 46 states and the District of Columbia. Internationally, DaVita operates in nine other countries, with 241 locations. The company has approximately 55,000 employees in the US. DaVita is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and had 2018 revenues of $11.4 billion. Under the leadership of newly appointed CEO, Javier Rodriguez, DaVita is poised to write the next chapter of the company’s history and reimagine what healthcare can be.

Reporting to the newly appointed Chief People Officer, Kenny Gardner, the Head of Total Rewards will be responsible for defining the Total Rewards strategy for the company. Leading a team of 30+ members, this leader will design, implement, communicate and administer all compensation and benefits initiatives. Key actions will include developing a vision for the company’s Total Rewards strategy, implementing a new compensation technology platform and evaluating and structuring their team.

Hanold Associates is the leading retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers. 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, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Ford Motor Company, among others.