Hanold Tapped to Lead Search for Riddell’s Chief HR Officer

Hanold Associates has been tapped to lead the search for Riddell’s Chief Human Resources Officer, based at Riddell headquarters in Chicago, IL.

Riddell is a premier designer and developer of protective sports equipment. Part of the BRG Sports family, Riddell is the recognized leader in football helmet technology and innovation for professional and amateur athletes.

Synonymous with the game, Riddell has a deep football heritage. When John Tate Riddell founded the company in 1929, his mission was simple—make sports equipment safer, better and easier to use. Product innovation is still at the heart of everything Riddell does. Today, engineers and designers work together to create equipment that complements Riddell’s legendary history.

Riddell employs over 1,400 people, primarily in manufacturing, with a sales force of about 250.

Reporting to Riddell’s CFO & COO, Allison Boersma, the Chief Human Resources Officer will be an important member of Riddell’s leadership team with a vision for prioritizing people as a crucial strategy for market growth and differentiation. The CHRO will be accountable for leadership and management of the HR function in alignment with the long range vision and goals for the organization.

Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in HR officer assignments and serving clients such as Patagonia, Nike, eBay, Fossil, Carnival Corporation, UFC, T-Mobile, Outward Bound and Vail Resorts.