Hanold Associates Names Val Lopez as Head of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice

Val Lopez

We are excited to announce that we have named Val Lopez as our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice Leader! The firm has led dozens of critical DEI Officer leadership searches for clients such as Sonos, Gucci, Red Hat, Ford Motor Company, Big Ten Conference, Cargill, Cars.com, Horizon Media, Kellogg, Kroll, MassMutual, Major League Baseball (MLB), US Foods, and Wella Company among others.

“As the workplace and the broader market ramp up their efforts to address cultural and societal changes, it has become increasingly critical for organizations to prioritize their DEI efforts. I’m thrilled to leverage my personal passion and experience as a former DEI practitioner to help guide and map out success for both the Chief DEI Officers and the businesses they serve.” – Val Lopez, Partner, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice Leader.

Hanold Associates is known for its consistently strong diversity outcomes in recruiting. Over the firm’s 12-year history, more than 82% of their successful candidates in VP and C-Level searches have been ethnically diverse or women, and 91% of successful candidates have been diverse since the beginning of 2021. The firm is the most ethnically diverse retained executive search firm ranked in the Top 50 in the United States with 32% of the team being ethnically diverse and 75% of the overall team female. The firm is Woman and Ethnic-Minority owned by Co-CEO Neela Seenandan.