Major League Baseball Retains Hanold Associates for EVP, Chief HR & Diversity Officer Search

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) has retained Hanold Associates for their EVP, Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer search based in New York. Jason Hanold and Keri Gavin are leading the search.

Major League Baseball is the iconic organization that represents America’s pastime. Founded in 1903 with the merger of the National and American Leagues, the MLB has since been the preeminent baseball league in the world, where the world’s best players compete. The league consists of 30 teams that compete in a regular season followed by a postseason to win the coveted World Series Commissioner’s Trophy.

Reporting to Dan Halem, Deputy Commissioner, the EVP, Chief HR & Diversity Officer will be the key leader for all human capital and diversity-related strategies and decisions within the league office through on-field talent. They will lead a team of 40 employees in HR and diversity and inclusion to oversee and establish more rigor throughout all HR and diversity capabilities across the organization, including recruitment, training, leadership development, change management, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion and organizational design.

As one of the largest and most popular sports leagues in the world, MLB needs to recruit, develop and retain top talent to ensure that people around the world can continue to enjoy baseball. Along with the talent function, key initiatives for this leader stepping into the role will also include compensation and benefits design as well as championing a diverse, inclusive and healthy culture across the organization.

Hanold Associates is the leading retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers. 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, Major League Baseball, 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.