Kin + Carta Retains Hanold Associates for Head of People, Americas Search


Kin + Carta has retained Hanold Associates for their Head of People, Americas search based in Chicago. Mayank Parikh and Lisa Butkus are leading the search.

Kin + Carta, formerly known as Solstice, is a digital transformation firm that exists to make the world work better. Originally founded in 2001 by Kin + Carta’s Global CEO, J Schwan, Solstice made a name for itself designing and building enterprise-grade mobile applications, rapidly growing and expanding internationally. The business joined London’s St. Ives Group in 2015, which rebranded as Kin + Carta in 2018, and has greatly expanded its ability to deliver a wide range of new digital products and services to global clients. In February 2020, Solstice will officially become the Americas headquarters of Kin + Carta.

As a partner of the world’s leading organizations, Kin + Carta addresses today’s most pressing challenges for clients on the road to becoming a digital business. The organization takes a pragmatic tech and data-led approach to make transformation happen across three critical challenges: digitalizing existing processes through digital twins, building and launching new digital products and services and unlocking future innovation through full-stack modernization.

Reporting to the CEO of Kin + Carta Americas, Kelly Manthey, the Head of People will be the key leader responsible for all people-related decisions within the company. As Solstice continues their transition to Kin + Carta Americas, this role will be focused on uniting multiple operating regions, business units and employees. This leader will be responsible for the most important aspects of the organization: its people and its culture.

Hanold Associates is a retained executive search firm focused on purpose-driven organizations, and specifically serving their boards, and executive teams, with a recruiting specialty in Board of Directors, HR Officers and Diversity & Inclusion Officer searches. 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, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, among others.