McDonald’s Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Learning & Development, US Search


McDonald’s has retained Hanold Associates to lead the search for their Head of Learning & Development, US. Keri Gavin and Ashley Schiele are leading the Chicago-based search.

McDonald’s is one of the most recognized brands in the world with restaurants in over 120 countries, serving billions of customers each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, it is growing with velocity and is focused on modernizing experiences, not to make a different McDonald’s but to build a better McDonald’s.

The company’s new, state-of-the art headquarters is in the booming West Loop area in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is set up to be a global hub that cultivates innovation: take a class at Hamburger University, sample future menu items in our Test Kitchen and utilize the latest technology to stay connected with your team around the globe. With monthly organized events, massive outdoor spaces, an 8000 square foot gym and an onsite McDonald’s, serving international favorites, this office helps employees to connect with each other like never before.

Supporting the Senior Vice President, Chief Learning Officer and leading the US segment learning function, the Head of Learning & Development, US will join the Learning & Development Center of Excellence during a period of unprecedented innovation and advancement. This leader will partner broadly across the Global People function, leading and supporting efforts to evolve, build, reimagine and ultimately scale robust solutions across the US segment. This work is aimed at providing employees ample opportunities where learning will result in capability building to support McDonald’s velocity growth plan.