MIKE MYATT | Chairman
Mike Myatt is a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and their Board 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.
Mike Kerouac | Chief Executive Officer
Michael P. Kerouac serves as the Chief Executive Officer at N2Growth. Prior to joining the firm, Michael was the President of Global Product Operations at EMC Corporation, where he was responsible for a geographically diverse organization that managed the end to end value chain, which included Global Supply Chain, Global Hardware Engineering, Big Data Analytics, Mfg. and Logistics. Kerouac has managed a 3,000-person workforce with a billion dollar budget and over seven billion of spend. Over the course of his career, Michael participated in multiple M&A’s and served on or led numerous transformation programs including IT ERP Platforms, COGS reduction and Operational Excellence.
Kerouac received an MBA from Duke University, an MS in Applied Management from Lesley College and a BS in Engineering from UMASS, Lowell. In 2016, Kerouac was inducted into the UMASS Academy of Distinguished Engineers.
JIM HOTALING | Chief Operating Officer
Jim Hotaling serves as Chief Operating Officer at N2Growth responsible for global search and consulting delivery and execution. 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 assuming this role, Jim served as the Chief of Staff to the office of the Chairman at N2Growth. Before 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. 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.
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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.
JEAN-LOUIS NIVES | Chief Digital Officer
Jean-Louis (John) Nives serves as Chief Digital Officer and the Global Chair of the Digital Transformation practice at N2Growth. He is also a Artificial Intelligence and Big Data – Faculty and Board Advisor at Rutgers University. Prior to joining N2Growth, Mr. Nives was at IBM Global Business Services, within the Watson and Analytics Center of Competence. There he worked on Cognitive Digital Transformation projects related to Watson, Big Data, Analytics, Social Business and Marketing/Advertising Technology. Examples include CognitiveTV and the application of external unstructured data (social, weather, etc.) for business transformation.
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Jennifer Reecy | Chief Learning Officer
Jennifer M. Reecy serves as the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at N2Growth. Through a diverse career path, Jennifer brings a depth of leadership, coaching, and consulting experience in multiple education, government, tribal, privately owned and publicly traded businesses and industries.
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.
LIZ PIETERS | Chief of Staff
Liz Pieters serves as Chief of Staff to the office of the Chairman at N2Growth. Prior to Liz accepting the Chief of Staff role she served as N2Growth’s Chief People Officer responsible for people strategy and operations worldwide. Combining strong business acumen and a unique set of leadership skills, Liz works to reimagine and redefine how our global executives thrive, learn and work while driving remarkable outcomes. 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.
Barry Katz| Chief Growth Officer
Barry Katz serves as Chief Growth Officer at N2Growth. In this role Barry is responsible for expansion of N2Growth’s global business development force.
Prior to joining N2Growth, Barry served as Vice President of Business Development & Talent Acquisition for Nobilis Health Corp. (NYSE:HLTH), where he catapulted the hyper growth of $20M -$400M over a 5 year period. Before joining Nobilis Barry was a Principal for a Silicon Valley recruiting firm for 15 years. Barry brings exceptional focus, business sense and enthusiasm to the N2Growth team.
JIM KERR | Global Chair – Management Consulting Services
Jim Kerr serves as the global chair of N2Growth’s Management Consulting Services. One of today’s foremost thinkers on strategy, digital, organizational design, and culture transformation, Jim is an Inc.com columnist and a best selling author of 5 books. His latest book, It’s Good To Be King (2017) is a fun and easy-to-read leadership fable. Jim holds business degrees from Bentley University and 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.
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MARIA MARSALA HERLIHY | Global Chair – Data & Analytics
Maria Marsala Herlihy leads N2Growth’s Global Predictive Data & Analytics practice. Before N2Growth’s acquisition of Q5, a Data & Analytics firm Maria founded and served as CEO of for 5 years, she served as Vice President of Strategic Analytics at Humana, Chief Analytics Officer and Senior Vice President of Analytical Strategy at KnowledgeBase Marketing (A Wunderman/Young & Rubicam/WPP company), Vice President of Advanced Analytics and Database Marketing at the Home Shopping Network. Maria earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Math & Statistics from State University of New York Stony Brook College of Engineering, and a Master of Science in Statistics and Operational Research from NYU – Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
MEREDITH WAILES | Managing Director – Diversity & Inclusion
Meredith Wailes leads the Diversity & Inclusion Practice at N2Growth. She focuses in the development of diversity and inclusion programs at all levels of client organizations through executive search, culture transformations, organizational design & strategy, as well as leadership development/coaching. Prior to joining N2Growth, Meredith was the Managing Director at Bloom, an executive search, leadership development and coaching firm. Meredith holds a bachelor’s degree from Strayer University and is a certified professional coach. Meredith helps her clients focus on five core competencies: Right person, Right job, Right activities,Commitment to those activities, and Commitment to continuous improvement.
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.
JACO ERASMUS | CEO, N2Growth EMEAA
Jaco Erasmus serves as CEO for N2Growth EMEAA. Headquartered in the Benelux, he is responsible for overseeing all of N2Growth’s locations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. 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.
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Sandra serves as Regional President of N2Growth Africa and oversees all N2Growth operations on the continent with locations in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. Based in Johannesburg, Sandra has more than 20 years’ experience in Executive Search and Leadership Development, working with blue chip companies across sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to the merger with N2Growth she was a founding member of the Landelahni Group and Landelahni Business Leaders, was the former Amrop partner for Africa, and also chaired Amrop’s Global Mining, Energy and Infrastructure practice.
Kithinji Kiragu serves as Regional Director at N2Growth Africa, and is responsible for N2Growth’s activities in Eastern Africa. Based in Nairobi, he is a Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting. Prior to the N2Growth merger, he was a director at the Landelahni Group.
Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Lanre oversees N2Growth’s activities in West Africa, as well as serves as Senior Partner and Head of the Financial Services Practice Group in sub-Saharan Africa for N2Growth Africa. He is responsible for providing advisory and senior level recruitment for Investment Banking and Private Equity clients, as well as Banking and Insurance. Prior to the merger with N2Growth Lanre was a director for the Landelahni Group.
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.
Pawel Korzynski | President, N2Growth Poland
Pawel Korzynski is a Partner and Country President at N2Growth. Headquartered in Warsaw, he is responsible for the delivery of N2Growth’s consulting services in Poland. Before joining N2Growth, he spent twelve years in the recruitment industry. His experience focused on the placement of senior executives in technology and finance. Pawel received his PhD degree from Warsaw School of Economics in Poland and is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University.
Ulvi Kadakal| President, N2Growth Turkey
Ulvi Kadakal serves as Country President of N2Growth’s Turkey office in Istanbul, responsible not only for Turkey but also for neighboring countries. Prior to N2Growth, Ulvi worked with the Assan Panel Turkey gaining deep experience with private equity management, strategy and M&A. Since the Munters and Wittur Holding was owned by global private equity firms, he was also involved in the successful exit of Wittur Holding from Triton PE to Bain Capital in 2015. Ulvi holds a mechanical engineering degree from Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul.