Hanold Associates Launches Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice, names Keri Gavin Practice Leader

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has launched their Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice and named Partner, Keri Gavin, as Practice Leader. Hanold Associates has led dozens of critical Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer leadership searches for clients such Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, MGM Resorts International, Major League Baseball (MLB), The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Raymond James, US Foods, Abbvie, and Kellogg among others.

“Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion within organizations is more than just the right ethical decision, it is one of the best business decisions a company can make,” said Keri Gavin. “Our Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice will continue to help organizations prioritize DE&I as a business imperative that drives greater competitiveness, innovation and business results.”

“Hanold Associates has always been committed to advocating for and promoting organizational racial literacy, as a pathway towards ensuring better diversity success within their client companies. We will not take on a D&I search if the role is more about optics versus meaningful organizational impact, with true accountability and sufficient resources. We are experiencing a trend where the role of the CHRO is blended with the CDO,” says Jason Hanold, CEO, Hanold Associates.

Hanold Associates is known for its consistently strong diversity outcomes in recruiting, with more than 80% of their successful candidates in VP and C-Level searches ethnically diverse or women. The firm’s team composition is the most ethnically diverse retained executive search firm ranked in the Top 50 in the United States, with 60% of the recruiting team ethnically diverse and 75% of the overall team female. Also, the firm is Woman and Ethnic-Minority owned by Co-CEO Neela Seenandan.

Although Hanold Associates is known for outstanding HR search results, a significant body of successful DE&I search expertise has developed and accelerated. Therefore, the firm’s name is evolving to reflect this expertise as we become “Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search.”

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search 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, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, SC Johnson, eBay, Moderna, Hillrom, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike, Zoom, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Ford Motor Company, among others.