Jason Hanold

CEO & Managing Partner at Hanold Associates

Jason is the CEO and co-Managing Partner at Hanold Associates where he serves a client roster that includes the National Football League, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, among others. 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 in the University of Pennsylvania’s Chief Learning Officer Program where he is pursuing his doctoral degree in education. He earned his Master of Science degree from Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University. Jason is on the Robert F. Kennedy Human Right Leadership Council 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. Also, Jason is a lifetime member of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals. Jason lives in Kenilworth, Illinois and is married with four sons. He enjoys mountaineering, outdoor adventure and cycling.


  • CEO & Managing Partner

    Current role


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