MIKE MYATT | Chairman
Mike Myatt is a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and their Boards of Directors. Widely regarded as America’s Top CEO Coach, he is recognized by Thinkers50 as a global authority on leadership. He is the bestselling author of Hacking Leadership (Wiley) and Leadership Matters… (OP), a Forbes leadership columnist, and is the Founder and Chairman at N2Growth.
JIM HOTALING | Chief of Staff
Jim Hotaling serves as the Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chairman at N2Growth. Jim’s history of being highly successful in environments demanding crisis management and problem solving skills, organizational development, team building, and uncompromising integrity make him uniquely qualified to serve in this role. Prior to joining N2Growth, Jim served as the eleventh Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard. Earlier in Jim’s Air Force career he served as a special tactics combat controller. Having multiple combat deployments, Jim’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, 3 Bronze Stars to include the “V” device for Valor in combat, Master Parachutist, HALO and Military Divers badge. Jim is a gifted and inspiring orator who has given literally thousands of speeches over his career. Few leadership speakers can draw upon the diversity of experience that have impacted the lives of so many.
MARY CARD | Chief Administrative Officer
Mary serves as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at N2Growth. Mary brings a diverse background of Leadership, Consulting, Operations, Information and Transformation Services to N2Growth. Prior to joining N2Growth, Mary held a number of leadership roles as a Senior Executive/Managing Director with Accenture, Principal with Capgemini, Capgemini Ernst & Young and Senior Manager with Ernst and Young.
PATRICIA COMEFORD ADAMS | Chief Strategy Officer
Patricia “Patty” Comeford Adams, JD serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at N2Growth. In addition to her strategy role, she is responsible for corp dev, strategic partnerships, as well as channel and business development. Patty is a recovering attorney and consummate entrepreneur. She brings the same combination of insightfulness and sophistication to N2Growth that allowed her to lead her former executive recruiting firm from start-up to acquisition by a public company (Special Counsel/The Addeco Group).
BRODY CLEMMER | Director of Innovation, Marketing & Technology
Brody Clemmer is the Director of Innovation at N2Growth. An Apple alumni and start-up veteran, Brody specializes in integrated technologies, networks, information architecture, and system analysis. As the DoI, Brody is tasked with maximizing the company’s internal and external programs by identifying key strategies, business opportunities and strategic partnerships within multiple verticals. Prior to assuming his role, Brody worked as a technology consultant and entrepreneur. Brody also serves on the Board of Trustees at Marketing EDGE, providing strategic advantage to future generations of marketing graduates.
JITENDRA SINGH | Chief Technology Officer
Jitendra Singh is the Chief Technology officer at N2Growth, overseeing all IT initiatives globally for N2Growth. Since 2005, Jitendra has worked in variety of leadership positions for N2Growth most recently serving as president of N2Growth India. Jitendra has a Bachelors in Software Engineering and a MBA from Rajasthan Technical University.
MARK HEFNER | Global Chair – Strategy
Mark serves as the Global Chair for N2Growth’s Strategy Practice. Mark has worked with CEO’s and their Management teams for over 30 years to develop and execute strategies that realize breakthrough results not collect dust on the bookshelf in the corner office. Prior to N2Growth Mark served as a partner and the National Practice Leader of EY’s Business Change Implementation Practice and a partner and Global Practice Leader for KPMG’s Organizational Change Management Practice.
LIZ PIETERS | Global Chair – Executive Advisory Services
Liz Pieters serves as Global Practice Chair of Executive Advisory Services at N2Growth. In her role Liz leads the Executive in Residence & Executive Transitions programs globally. Combining business acumen and a unique set of leadership skills, Liz works to coach, inform and transform business leaders, driving remarkable personal and business success. As a former Xerox executive and Vice President of Business Development for Lee Hecht Harrison, Liz brings a wealth of corporate leadership experience to N2Growth.
JOHN BALDONI | Global Chair – Leadership Development
John serves as the chair of the leadership development practice at N2Growth. In addition to overseeing the firm’s LD practice, John is a sought after executive coach, an internationally recognized leadership consultant, a keynote speaker, and author of more than a dozen books that have been translated into 10 languages.
TONY HORTON | Global Chair – Risk
Tony Horton serves as the global chair of the risk practice at N2Growth. One of today’s foremost thinkers on risk competencies and how to drive organizational change, Tony has successfully implemented outcome-based, cross functional, risk frameworks for large multinational companies across 5 continents. He is a former member of the Australian Defense Force’s One Commando Unit, and is FBI trained in Kidnap prevention and hostage negotiation. Tony has completed 11 Ironman Triathlons and three Ultraman Triathlons.
PAMELA STROUPE | Global Chair – Executive Search
Pamela serves as global chair of executive search practice at N2Growth. Pamela brings more than 15 years of global talent acquisition experience to the role having built a career-long reputation for relentlessly sourcing and attracting executive talent. Prior to joining N2Growth, Pamela held senior talent acquisition roles for such noted brands as Microsoft, Nike, Disney, Intuit and Cisco.
JIM KERR | Global Chair – Culture Transformation
Jim Kerr serves as the global chair of N2Growth’s culture practice. One of today’s foremost thinkers on organizational design and culture transformation, Jim is an Inc.com columnist and a best selling author of 4 books. His latest book, The Executive Checklist (Palgrave-Macmillan – 2014) is a guide for setting direction and managing change. Jim holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Bentley University, and an MS in Management Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
STAN HALES | CEO, N2Ventures
Stan Hales serves as CEO at N2Ventures. Prior to joining the firm, Stan was Global Head of the Financial Services Transfer Pricing Group and a senior PhD credentialed economist at Ernst & Young LLP. Prior to EY, Stan was a partner with PwC where he served for more than 15 years. Stan’s broad global experience in financial services, his work as an economist and focus on pricing and valuation have him widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in his field worldwide.
C. BLOUNT EDWARDS | Director of Origination, N2Ventures
Blount Edwards serves as Director of Origination at N2Ventures and has more than 20 years of private equity and venture capital experience. Prior to joining N2Ventures Blount held leadership roles with Albermarle Capital, UBS, Citicorp Securities, Alex Brown & Sons, CIBC, GE Capital and Signet Bank. Blount has an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.
JACO ERASMUS | European CEO
Jaco Erasmus serves as European CEO for N2Growth. Headquartered in the Benelux, he is responsible for overseeing all of N2Growth’s European offices. Jaco began his career as a clinical psychologist in private practice before gravitating into management consulting where he spent time with Capgemini Ernst & Young. Prior to joining N2Growth, Jaco spent almost seven years as Managing Partner of an executive search firm. Jaco holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Innovation from the University of Tilburg and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.
GRANT WATTIE | President, N2Growth Australia
Grant Wattie serves as President of N2Growth Australia, overseeing all operations in the country, including N2Growth practice areas in executive coaching, executive search, leadership development, and organisational design.
Founder of the Global Women’s Leadership Summit, the world’s top online event for professional women, Grant believes advancing women and social justice is key to solving the world’s economic and environmental problems.
Gordon Berridge | President, N2Growth UK
Gordon serves as N2Growth’s UK President based in London, UK. Prior to joining N2Growth he founded a successful Executive Search business based in London, UK partnering with some of the Mining and O&G industries foremost businesses. In addition to his Executive Search practice Gordon has provided Executive Coaching to professionals across his network, demonstrating clear and concise techniques to help professionals in his network reach their career goals.
Matthias von Wnuk-Lipinski | President, N2Growth Germany, Austria & Switzerland (DACH)
Matthias von Wnuk-Lipinski is a senior partner representing N2Growth as president in the areas of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH). Matthias has been successfully at home in the international Executive Search Industry for more than a decade.
Kunal Jha | Director of Research
Kunal Jha serves as the Director of Research at N2Growth. Prior to joining N2Growth, Kunal was a member of the research team at Heidrick & Struggles, and prior to that he was an analyst with KPMG. Kunal has an MBA in Finance from IBS Gurgaon, and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.), accounts, economics from Maharashtra Institute of Technology.