Thought Leadership On Demand
The N2Growth EIR program is comprised of former board and C-level executives, as well as highly regarded subject matter experts who serve as senior advisors to N2Growth and N2Ventures. In addition to their portfolio work at N2Growth and N2Ventures, EIRs are also available for select interim executive and consulting assignments. Our Executive In Residence program is a highly competitive, application only process, with less than 3% of prospective EIRs being accepted into the program.
Juerg Roetheli is an Executive in Residence at N2Growth, serving as a senior advisor for strategy, business development, organization, international governance, M&A, and providing C-level mentoring to company clients. Prior to joining N2Growth, Juerg served as CEO Switzerland and Vice President Central Europe of Clear Channel Outdoor, a global out-of-home advertising company and a subsidiary of iheart Media Inc. He was also a member of the executive leadership team of Clear Channel International, headquartered in London. Juerg holds a Ph.D. in Law and is an executive alumnus of the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania (AMP).
Anne Bruce is an Executive In Residence at N2Growth serving as a senior advisor in the Human Resources and Talent Assessment practice. Prior to joining N2Growth, Anne served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Smith & Wesson as well as previously holding senior HR roles with Coldwater Creek and Harry & David. Anne brings more than two decades of senior leadership experience in high-touch retail with a strong background in strategic planning, problem solving, operations, team building and human performance.
Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired), is an Executive In Residence at N2Growth focusing on leadership and strategy. Prior to joining the EIR program, Brian served as the Chief Executive Officer at N2Growth. 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 having directed both global sustainment and surface distribution operations for the Army, and twice commanded a brigade in Iraq.
Daniele Sacco is an Executive in Residence at N2Growth, serving as a Senior Advisor to Human Resources and Talent Management with a particular emphasis on organizational development. Prior to joining N2Growth, Daniele was the Chief Operating Officer of HR for Rio Tinto. He also held multiple roles at Ferrero International, Kraft Foods, and Hewlett-Packard. Daniele is a UK resident, and received his BA from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
Patrick Lawlor is an Executive In Residence at N2Growth serving as a senior advisor in the global strategy practice with an emphasis on business transformation and manufacturing operations. Prior to joining N2Growth Patrick was President of the America’s at Sapa Extrusions. Patrick is an experienced CFO and received his Accounting degree from the College of Commerce in Dublin Ireland.
Ed Acosta is an Executive In Residence at N2Growth serving as a senior advisor in the global strategy practice with an emphasis on digital and technology. Prior to joining N2Growth Ed was a director at Cisco. Ed has his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MSEE from MIT, and a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Boston College.
Kevin Butler is an Executive In Residence at N2Growth serving as a senior advisor on matters related to Human Resources and Human Performance. Prior to joining N2Growth, Kevin was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Delphi. Kevin holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame.
Steven Kenney is an Executive in Residence at N2Growth, serving as a senior advisor in the global strategy, culture transformation, and organizational practices. He brings an emphasis on strategic foresight into his work with clients to align their strategies and organizations in anticipation of emerging future trends. Prior to joining N2Growth, Steven was a senior executive and practitioner in the strategy consultancies Monitor 360 and Toffler Associates. Steven holds degrees from the University of California and Columbia University and completed Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School and Wharton.
Tom Wright is an Executive in Residence at N2Growth, serving as a Senior Advisor to Private Equity in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management. A former President and CEO of a private equity backed government contractor specializing in small arms firing ranges for law enforcement departments and military installations, Tom brings a wealth of hands on, C-level, strategic operating experience to N2Growth clients. Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University.
Eric serves as an Executive in Residence at N2Growth, serving as a senior advisor on matters of leadership, talent, organization, and culture. Eric helps his clients as a transformative consultant and/or coach as they navigate uncertainties and complexities in the course of business. Prior to joining N2Growth, Eric had extensive international experience as an HR executive. Eric is an executive alumnus of the Harvard Business School (AMP) and holds an MBA and an engineering degree. Eric serves on the Advisory Boards of two International HR Master’s degree programs.
LIZ PIETERS | Global Chair – Executive Advisory Services
Liz Pieters serves as Global Chair of N2Growth’s Executive Advisory Practice, which is responsible for the oversight of our Executive in Residence program. Liz leads the team responsible for the recruiting and onboarding of EIRs as well as liaises between our EIRs and practice chairs on project deployment of EIRs. Liz is an exceptional leader who combines strong business acumen and a unique set of leadership skills 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.