BRIAN LAYER | Chief Executive Officer

Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired), serves as the Chief Executive Officer at N2Growth. Prior to accepting the CEO role at N2Growth, Brian was the company’s chair of organizational development. Brian has a distinguished record of operationalizing complex global initiatives resulting in leadership and organizational excellence. During his Army career, he served in a variety of leadership assignments culminating as the Army Chief of Transportation and Commandant of the Army Transportation School and Center. He has directed both global sustainment and surface distribution operations for the Army and twice commanded a brigade in Iraq.

Brian is highly regarded for his ability to build, develop and lead effective individuals, teams and organizations. After a full career as a senior leader in the U.S. Army, Brian now works with both public and private sector clients helping them translate strategic vision into high performance organizations. He is well known for his bias toward smart action that leads men and women to be creative, adaptive and agile problem solvers.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MBA from Michigan State, an MS in Military Arts and Science from the Army School of Advanced Military Service, and an MS in National Resource Policy from the National Defense University.

Brian’s military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Badge, Special Forces Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

He and his wife have two children. If you’re interested in getting to know more about Brian you can read his story below.


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