Newell Brands Appoints Head of Total Rewards from Search by Hanold Associates

Newell Brands

Newell Brands has appointed Nick Brecker as Head of Total Rewards based in Atlanta. Hanold Associates’ Kile Hanold, Lisa Butkus and Mayank Parikh led the search.

Nick Brecker comes to Newell from Kimberly-Clark, Inc. where he served as Vice President, Global Rewards, Strategy & HR Operations. Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer of Newell Brands, Steve Parsons, Mr. Brecker will be responsible for all compensation, benefits and wellness programs, and processes within the company with the goal of maximizing employee engagement and driving organizational profitability. He will oversee a team of Total Rewards professionals to develop, implement, communicate and administer a consistent strategy and action plan for the function, including base and variable pay, short and long term incentives, health and welfare plans, 401-k plans and retirement plans.

“Nick brings depth of expertise to the Total Rewards function for Newell as it relates to global compensation design and governance, accompanied by a well-rounded skill set which includes broader HR operations,” said Kile Hanold, Partner on the search. “Given his experience navigating complex business scenarios throughout his career, Nick will be a welcome addition to Newell’s HR leadership team as the company advances their turnaround efforts.”

Newell Brands is a Fortune 500 worldwide manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial products. The company is comprised of a strong portfolio of leading brands across multiple segments, making life better where customers live, learn, work and play. Some of Newell’s more recognizable segments and brands include: Sharpie, Papermate, Graco, Coleman, Yankee Candle, CrockPot, Mr. Coffee and Rubbermaid, to name a few.

Newell sells its products in nearly 200 countries around the world. The company has operations on the ground in nearly half of those, with 29,000 total employees globally. The company operates from its global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and had revenues of $9.7 billion in 2019. With top talent, market leading brands and a sharp focus on innovation, Newell Brands is well-positioned to become a transformative consumer goods company.

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.