Material Appoints SVP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from Search by Hanold Associates


CHICAGO (Mar. 9, 2021) ― Material, a modern marketing services company, has appointed Kiva Wilson as Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). Sandra Peña, Sonia Nagra and Keri Gavin led the search for this Los Angeles-based role.

Wilson comes to Material from Paradigm and prior to that, Facebook, where she served in various DE&I and talent management roles. In the newly created role of SVP of DE&I, Wilson will be the key leader focused on establishing, evolving and leading DE&I efforts across the company. Reporting directly to CEO Dave Sackman, she will serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team, working to create an environment of awareness, acceptance and allyship throughout Material.

“Kiva is an influential leader who will be a transformative addition to Material,” said Sandra Peña, Hanold Partner. “With her proven success in attracting and retaining key talent―and fostering an authentic culture of inclusion and belonging―Kiva will enable Material to quickly and effectively move the needle on DE&I. We’re excited to see the many successes of their combined efforts.”

Material is a fully integrated marketing services company powered by sophisticated analytics, deep human understanding and design thinking. It combines data analytics, consumer insights and marketing services to ignite growth for the world’s top B2B and B2C businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to disruptive startups. Material offers a full range of marketing services, including strategy, branding, communication, innovation, product development and consumer experience and culture design.

About Hanold Associates

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 Abercrombie & Fitch, Allstate, American Airlines, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Biogen, Blackstone, Carnival Corp., ClubCorp, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Domino’s Pizza, eBay, Electronic Arts, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Fossil, Gucci, Kellogg, Kohler, L Catterton, Live Nation Entertainment, Major League Baseball, McDonald’s, Moderna, National Football League, The New York Times, Nike, Northwestern University, Patagonia, REI, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, SC Johnson, Tom Brady’s TB12, TPG, Under Armour, Vail Resorts, Wikimedia and Zoom, among others.