Mark Hefner has thirty years experience as a management consultant, advisor, author and speaker on the topics of strategy, execution and transformational leadership. Mr. Hefner has significant experience assisting clients around the world to apply results focused and accelerated processes to develop, lead and execute strategies to realize competitive advantages.

Mark is a sought after keynote speaker who shares his extensive and real world experience as an advisor to senior executives facing the challenge of transforming their organizations to achieve breakthrough performance. Drawing from such experiences as piloting Perestroika in the former Soviet Union, assisting in the global transformation of Merck to changing how the NRECA manages strategy, Mark delivers keynote speeches that are practical and applicable while being entertaining and humorous. He has spoken to senior management teams in the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

Prior to joining N2Growth he was a Managing Director with the Palladium Group, Co-founder and Senior Partner with Conner Partners Strategy Execution Services, National Practice Leader Ernst & Young’s Business Change Implementation Practice and National Practice Leader for KPMG’s Organizational Change Management Practice.

Mr. Hefner holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Long Beach State.

Recent Keynote Speaker Assignments

  • Event: Royal Mounted Canadian Police National Leader Meting

Topic: Making Strategy the Job of Every Mountie

  • Event: Microsoft Business Process Performance Conference

Topic: Linking Operational Process Change to Business Strategy

  • Event: Touchstone Energy Annual CEO Conference

Topic: Role of the CEO in Strategy Management

  • Event: Abu Dhabi Power and Water Leadership Forum

Topic: Results Focused Strategy Execution

  • Event: Ernst &Young Annual Partner Meeting

Topic: Lead, Follow or Change

  • Event: Kaplan & Norton Global Summit

Topic: Managing Strategy is Leading Change