EverGrain Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Human Resources Search


CHICAGO (Dec. 2, 2020) – EverGrain Ingredients, a newly formed company that creates nourishing, barley-based products, has retained Hanold Associates for its Head of Human Resources search. Sonia Nagra and Sandra Peña are leading the search for this St. Louis-based role.

The first ever Head of Human Resources for EverGrain will be the key people leader for the entire organization, establishing the strategy and structure that supports the business, employees and culture. This leader will report to the CEO and partner with him to develop and operationalize the company’s first people strategy in order to support the company’s aggressive growth agenda. In conjunction with those efforts, this leader will build the HR function and team, contribute to key leadership team hires, drive employee engagement and retention, develop talent to enable growth and lead the early culture-shaping of this nascent company.

EverGrain started as a venture within Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), the multinational drink and brewing company, to better utilize brewing byproducts that still had incredible nutritional value. While ABI is an investor, EverGrain operates autonomously and will eventually take on additional investment. After operating in stealth mode for several years, EverGrain was officially launched in late 2020 with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and additional operations in Belgium.

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.