• N2Growth Advisors Are Experts In

    The Craft Of Leadership & Culture

    We are not ivory tower executives – when you engage N2Growth, you engage us. We are widely regarded for our ability to help clients innovate “best” practices to deliver “next” practices. Simply put, we help clients connect dots others have failed to see. Our leadership team is comprised of globally recognized thought leaders who have all led in the real world. We have authored numerous books, and have advised many of the world’s leading companies and their senior leadership teams. Others claim to be different – we are.

Executive Team

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Practice Leads

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.

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Thomas “Toby” Gannett | Global Practice Chair, Board and CEO Services

Toby Gannett serves as N2Growth’s global practice chair of Board and CEO services. Toby works with CEOs and Boards of Directors as a senior advisor on matters surrounding board and executive leadership team optimization. Prior to taking on his current role Toby was an Executive in Residence at N2Growth. Toby is well known in the Board Community, having served as the chairman, vice chairman, and secretary on various boards. He has also been chairman of executive, governance and CEO search committees. Additionally Toby has served as both an interim CEO, CEO, and was part of an ownership group that owned a portfolio of commercial real-estate companies. Toby is a First Movers Fellow at the Aspen Institute and is an active member of NACD.
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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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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.

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Geographic Leadership

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 Burmeister | Regional President, N2Growth Africa

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.

 

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Kithinji Kiragu | Regional Director, East Africa

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.

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Lanre Fisher | Regional Director, West Africa

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.

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Gordon BerridgeGordon 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.

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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.

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Pawel KorzynskiPawel 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.

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