Jason Hanold

The CEO & Managing Partner at Hanold Associates

Jason is the CEO and co-Managing Partner at Hanold Associates focused on Chief HR Officer, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and diverse Board Director searches. He serves a client roster that includes Moderna, National Football League, The New York Times Company, American Airlines, Patagonia, Abercrombie & Fitch, 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, Nike, Northwestern University, REI, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, SC Johnson, Tom Brady’s TB12, TPG, Under Armour, Human Rights First, Global Foodbanking Network, Vail Resorts, Wikimedia and Zoom, among many others including a long list of start-up and mid-size organizations.

Before launching Hanold Associates, Jason was a Managing Director with Russell Reynolds Associates where he was the leader the firm’s Global Human Resources Officer Practice and was a member of the Board of Directors and CEO Practices.

Prior to Russell Reynolds Associates, Jason led the Global Talent Acquisition for Whirlpool Corporation. Preceding Whirlpool, he was the Director of Recruiting with McKinsey & Company charged with direct-elect partner hiring and based in the firm-wide headquarters in New York. Prior to McKinsey & Company, he was the Americas Director of Global Leadership Recruiting at Deloitte. He started his career with State Farm Insurance companies in claims operations, progressing into broader human resources roles.

Jason is pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus in Neuroaesthetic ties to experiencing the art of great leadership. He earned his Master of Science degree from Northwestern University and Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University.

Jason is on the Leadership Council of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and serves on the National Advisory Council for Big City Mountaineers where he was a two-term board member and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He serves the United States Olympic Committee as a Team USA Athlete Mentor. Jason is a lifetime member of the Sierra Club and the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals, and a member of the SAG-AFTRA union and the NAACP.

Jason is co-located in Kenilworth, Illinois and Jackson, Wyoming, and is married to Neela Seenandan, Hanold Associates’ Co-CEO, with four sons. He enjoys mountaineering, outdoor adventure and cycling.

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