NFL’s Arizona Cardinals Retain Hanold Associates for Chief People Officer Search

CHICAGO (Nov. 19, 2020) ― The Arizona Cardinals Football Club, the oldest continuously run professional football franchise in the nation, has retained Hanold Associates for its Chief People Officer search. Jason HanoldKeri Gavin and Katrina Prospero are leading the search for this role based in the greater Phoenix area.

The Chief People Officer for the Arizona Cardinals will oversee all HR operations throughout the company, establishing and delivering a strategy that creates a world-class environment for the organization’s 150 core employees and 36 part-time cheerleaders. Reporting directly to the team owner and president, Michael Bidwill, this leader will provide an essential perspective on the people aspects of the business and contribute to the overall strategy of the organization.

The Arizona Cardinals are one of the National Football League’s 32 teams that compete each year to win the Super Bowl, the world’s biggest annual sporting event. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the Cardinals play at the impressive State Farm Stadium, which hosts 63,400 fans each game. The team has won five division titles, the most recent being in 2015. During the 2008-2009 NFL season, the team won the NFC Championship en route to an appearance at Super Bowl XLIII. With a 5-0 record, the Arizona Cardinals are the only NFL team that has not lost a playoff game at its home stadium.

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 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.