Jason Hanold

Jason Hanold

Managing Partner & CEO, Hanold Associates LLC, Executive Search & Assessment

Currently employed at Big City Mountaineers, Hanold Associates LLC, Executive Search & Assessment

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    An experienced human resources executive and the founder of Hanold Associates LLC in Chicago, Jason Hanold has emerged as an industry leader in the Midwest and beyond. After completing his bachelor of science in interpersonal communications at Illinois State University, he went on to pursue a master of science from the Northwestern University School of Communications. During the early years of his career, Jason Hanold oversaw leadership recruiting in the Americas at Deloitte Consulting. He also served as the director of recruiting with McKinsey & Company, where he led direct-elect partner hiring at the firm’s headquarters in New York City. More recently, Jason Hanold managed all global talent management and acquisition at the Whirlpool Corporation. He also worked for several years as a managing director with Russell Reynolds Associates, where he played a central role in the firm’s Global Human Resources Officers Practice. As an organizational leader with Russell Reynolds, Jason Hanold was also a member of the firm’s CEO Practices and board of directors. Today, Jason Hanold specializes in assignments for human resources officers, talent acquisition and management leaders, and total rewards. As a managing partner with Hanold Associates LLC in Chicago, he works closely with clients to help them acquire top-quality leadership teams. Drawing on his deep knowledge of culture fit and capability assessments with years of industry experience, he has connected countless clients with highly qualified candidates. Aside from his professional activities, he served on the board of directors of Big City Mountaineers. As a leader of the organization’s Nominations & Governance Committee, he regularly participates in charity mountain climbing events.


Managing Partner & CEO

At Hanold Associates LLC, Executive Search & Assessment

From 2010 to Present
HR Executive search firm focused on identifying and assessing distinctive Human Resources Officers, HR generalists and leaders of Talent Acquisition and Total Rewards. Serving clients across US geographies and industries.

Board Member

At Big City Mountaineers

From 2010 to Present

Managing Director & Practice Leader, Human Resource Officers Practice

At Russell Reynolds Associates

From 2005 to 2010

Centres d'intérêt

  • Mountain Climbing (Expedition and Alpine)
  • Outdoor pursuits