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Work experience

Oct 2010Present

Managing Partner & CEO

Hanold Associates LLC, Executive Search & Assessment

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.

Sep 2010Present

Board Member

Big City Mountaineers
Feb 2005Oct 2010

Managing Director & Practice Leader, Human Resource Officers Practice

Russell Reynolds Associates




Northwestern University
Aug 1985May 1990

Illinois State University

Jason Hanold


Mountain Climbing (Expedition and Alpine), Outdoor pursuits


Summit For Someone - Big City Mountaineers, Sierra Club, Chicago Botanic Garden, Northwestern University Alumni Association

About Me

A recognized leader in the field of human resources executive search, Jason Hanold serves as a managing partner of Hanold Associates LLC. A retained HR executive search firm headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates works hard to connect clients across a broad range of sectors with highly qualified candidates. Under the leadership of Jason Hanold and fellow members of the leadership team, the firm combines the industry relationships and sophistication of large multinationals with the speed and adaptability of boutique search firms.


As a managing partner with Hanold Associates, Jason Hanold initially meets with clients to assess their needs and determine their organizational objectives. After initiating the search process, he delivers timely critical perspectives from the market, which helps to guide strategy and inform important human capital moves. Over the years, he has worked with a broad range of CEOs, heads of talent acquisition, and chief human resources officers (CHROs) to shore up human resources function. In recent years, Jason Hanold has played a major role in successful searches for chief HR officers, chief diversity officers, organizational development directors, total rewards, and many more. In terms of clientele, the firm has worked with some of the biggest names in the U.S. marketplace, ranging from Google and Coca-Cola to Nike and the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.


Jason Hanold received a bachelor of science in interpersonal communications from Illinois State University. A graduate of the Northwestern University School of Communications, he spent the early years of his career as the Americas director of executive leadership recruiting with Deloitte Consulting.