Hanold Associates Recruits AbbVie’s Head of Global Talent Acquisition


Hanold Associates has recruited AbbVie’s Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Sheila Stygar, formerly of PepsiCo. Katie Traines and Jason Hanold led the search for this Chicago-based role.

The former Vice President of Global Talent Center of Excellence at PepsiCo, Sheila Stygar, joins AbbVie where she will be responsible for developing, defining, communicating and implementing global talent acquisition strategies. Ms. Stygar will be an essential leader in shifting the talent acquisition function to a consultative, client-centric approach with a strong focus on partnership and building relationships with Human Resources Business Partners across AbbVie where she will be responsible for approximately 6,000 hires annually.

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company with approximately 30,000 employees dedicated to developing and delivering a consistent stream of innovative new medicines with distinct and compelling patient benefits. Their consistently strong financial performance provides the strength to support the complex research required to meet today’s health challenges, while delivering an industry-leading investment return to shareholders.

They are a passionate, diverse and inclusive organization with a culture that supports the best ideas, wherever they originate. Their scientists are shaping their fields and inspiring all of them to do all they can to bring medicines to patients quickly and safely. With a focus on leadership, development and performance, they are proud to have been recognized around the world as a great place to work and a top science employer. In 2017, they were the only biopharmaceutical company on the World’s Best Workplaces list from Great Place to Work.®