Neela Seenandan, who currently serves as co-managing partner with Hanold Associates, headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, brings to her position a considerable amount of experience in human resources management. In 1991, after earning her bachelor of arts in English literature from Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, she joined London-based Michael Page, an executive search firm. After several years with the company, Neela Seenandan transitioned to Nicholson International. Working out of Prague, she worked with multinational companies to build leadership teams across Central and Eastern Europe.
In 1997 Neela Seenandan joined Foster Partners in Chicago, before striking out on her own to perform independent consultations and searchers for executive-level talent in the financial services sector. In 2000 she joined globally renowned management consultants, McKinsey & Co as Director of Recruiting and Professional Development. While at McKinsey, she led recruiting and development for the Business Technology Office. She also played the role of executive coach to all associates including partners and directors.