Hanold Associates has been retained by Vail Resorts for the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer search. Reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rob Katz, the Chief Human Resources Officer will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Vail Resorts’ talent-related functions and will be an integral member of the executive leadership team and contribute to the strategy, competitive advantage, execution and risk management of the company. The role is based in Broomfield, Colorado and the search will be led for the third time by Jason Hanold. Jason previously led the search for the current incumbent, Mark Gasta, who was in the role for over nine years.
Vail Resorts is the premier mountain resort company in the world and a leader in luxury, destination-based travel at iconic locations. They operate well-known ski resorts like Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge in Colorado; Park City, Utah; Heavenly Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe, California; Whistler Ski Resort, British Columbia and Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales, Australia. With a product of the great outdoors, their mission is Experience of a Lifetime which they provide through their mountain, lodging and real estate operations. They employ over 10,00 annual seasonal employees, 3,700 full-time employees and had over $1.4 billion in revenue in 2015.
Hanold Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in HR officer assignments and serving clients such as Patagonia, REI, Nike, UFC, Live Nation Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Marvin Companies, Medtronic, Fiat-Chrysler, Godiva, eBay, Northwestern, Fossil, Carnival Corporation, Northwestern Medicine, Cummins and Moderna Therapeutics among others.