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.
JIM HOTALING | President and COO
Jim Hotaling serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer 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 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. 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 People Officer
Liz Pieters serves as Chief People Officer at N2Growth and is responsible for N2Growth’s people strategy and operations worldwide. Liz designs how our people impact advantage, value, capacity, and ultimately shape the N2Growth culture. Combining business acumen and a unique set of leadership skills, Liz works to reimagine and redefine how people thrive, learn and work while driving remarkable outcomes for our clients. 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.
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 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.
Michael Smith| CEO, N2Growth Americas
Michael Smith serves as N2Growth’s CEO, Americas. Headquartered in Philadelphia USA, he is responsible to oversee client account management, business development and client value delivery throughout the Americas. He is also a member of the company’s global expansion team. Michael has served well over 100 clients in 16 industry verticals, on six continents, during his consulting career. He earned degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington.
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JACO ERASMUS | CEO, N2Growth Europe
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.
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Rafi Baghdjian | CEO, N2Growth MENA
Rafi Baghdjian is CEO Middle East and North Africa at N2Growth, serving as leader in functional areas including business development, global strategy, cultural transformation and executive coaching. Prior to joining N2Growth, Rafi spent 35 years with Shell Corporation, leading technical, commercial and leadership aspects of the energy business worldwide.
Renu Arora| CEO, N2Growth APAC
Renu Arora serves as Asia Pacific CEO for N2Growth. Based in Singapore, Renu is responsible for overseeing all of N2Growth’s offices in the region. She brings more than 14 years of executive search experience, most recently as a principal with Heidrick & Struggles Asia. Renu has deep experience in Board and C-level search and leadership advisory services across several countries in Asia Pacific region.
Anna Kelch | President, N2Growth US
Anna McCormick Kelch, serves as N2Growth’s US country president based in Chicago. Anna brings more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in executive search to N2Growth. Prior to joining N2Growth, Anna ran her own boutique search firm focusing on board and C-level search assignments for clients primarily in digital media, data & analytics, information services, professional services and education. Anna’s clients include global public companies as well as privately held businesses often with private equity backing.
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.
José Araujo| Managing Director, N2Growth Brazil
José Araujo is the Managing Director, Brazil at N2Growth with a keen expertise in M&A, project finance, corporate restructuring, due diligence, compliance, and operational risk management. Before joining N2Growth, José spent the majority of his career at ItaúUnibanco where he was the Proprietary M&A Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. José was also the youngest person to be elected to the bank’s Board of Officers after just seven years of working there.José received an MBA in International Business and an LL.M. in Patent and Intellectual Property Law from George Washington University and an LL.B. in Corporate Law from the University of Sao Paulo.
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.
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.