FactSet Appoints Global Chief Diversity Officer from Search by Hanold Associates


CHICAGO (Feb. 26, 2021) ― FactSet, a global provider of financial data and software solutions for investment professionals, has appointed Vinay Kapoor as Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. Hanold Associates’ Keri Gavin and Katrina Prospero led the search.

Kapoor comes to FactSet from BNP Paribas where he served as Head of Diversity & Inclusion for the UK and then the Americas. As the Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer for FactSet, Kapoor will oversee all DE&I programs throughout the organization, educating and equipping managers to build and lead inclusive teams that power FactSet’s success. He will report directly to FactSet’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Dan Viens, with a dotted line to CEO Phil Snow. Serving as a member of the company’s HR leadership team, Kapoor will build and lead a team of five regional direct reports.

“Vinay will be a transformative addition to FactSet’s executive team,” said Keri Gavin, Hanold Partner on the search. “Vinay has this incredible ability to inspire others and bring people together to influence broad behavioral change. He’s already forged a strong relationship with the executive leadership team, and we expect he will have a profound and lasting positive impact on FactSet.”

FactSet is a global provider of flexible, open data and software solutions, providing instant access to financial data and analytics that investors use to make decisions. The company offers research solutions, data solutions and portfolio analytics for 131,000 investment professionals at 5,500 client firms around the globe, including some of the largest firms in the world. Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, it has 9,600 employees, spread across 63 offices in 24 countries on six continents. While technology and the market have evolved endlessly since the founding of the company more than 40 years ago, FactSet is still focused on best-in-class products and exceptional client service, boasting a 95% retention rate over five years and $1.44 billion in revenue in 2019.

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 Abercrombie & Fitch, Allstate, American Airlines, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Biogen, Blackstone, Carnival Corp., ClubCorp, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Domino’s Pizza, eBay, Electronic Arts, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Fossil, Gucci, Kellogg, Kohler, L Catterton, Live Nation Entertainment, Major League Baseball, McDonald’s, Moderna, National Football League, The New York Times, Nike, Northwestern University, Patagonia, REI, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, SC Johnson, Tom Brady’s TB12, TPG, Under Armour, Vail Resorts, Wikimedia and Zoom, among others.