KBP Appoints Head of Talent Acquisition from Search by Hanold Associates


KBP Investments has appointed Magdalena Wyko as Head of Talent Acquisition for KBP Foods, based in the Greater Kansas City area. Hanold Associates’ Sonia Nagra and Sandra Peña led the search.

Magdalena Wyko comes to KBP from Bealls, Inc. where she held various Talent Acquisition roles, progressing in tenure. As Head of Talent Acquisition at KBP, she will design and apply effective strategies that will attract and acquire qualified employees to the rapidly growing organization. Reporting to Chief People Officer, Nancy Fox, she will oversee a team of recruiters and recruitment analysts/strategists responsible for crafting aggressive sourcing strategies and easy-to-scale recruitment processes for all restaurant-level employees and field operations management roles.

“Magdalena is a forward-thinking talent leader with a blend of strategic and tactical experiences,” said Sonia Nagra, Partner on the search. “She will serve as a great partner to the business in attracting talent into the organization during KBP’s growth journey.”

KBP Investments is a leading restaurant franchise group headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. The company began its operations in 1999 with five restaurants in Colorado and has grown rapidly since. KBP expands through impressive acquisition and organic growth strategies, opening nearly triple-digit numbers of locations per year.

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search is a retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers and Board Directors. 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, Zoom, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, The New York Times, Tom Brady’s TB12, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, 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, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, ClubCorp, Nike, Abercrombie & Fitch, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Company, among others.