Thought Leadership On Demand
The N2Growth Executive In Residence (EIR) program is a highly competitive, application only process, with less than 3% of prospective EIRs being accepted into the program. Our cadre of EIRs 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.
Even the most seasoned executive leadership teams can benefit from the outside-in view of a highly accomplished subject matter expert(s). Whether it’s facilitating a session around a significant challenge/opportunity, or stepping-in to fill an interim need, our EIRs serve as talent on demand to fill gaps and/or unlock hidden value for our clients.
Anne Robson is an Executive in Residence at N2Growth, serving as a Senior Advisor on matters of leadership development, talent, strategy and culture transformation. Prior to N2Growth, Anne acted as Executive Vice President and helped build significant businesses for several Fortune 500 companies including McKesson, Ernst & Young, and Eastman Kodak.
Most recently, Anne acted as EVP and Chief Client Officer for Kelleher Associates, a firm focused on executive coaching and career management support for executives at the C-Suite level. Anne holds an undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Executive Development Program.
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.
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.
Marcelo Castro Zappa is an Executive in Residence at N2Growth, serving as Senior Advisor to the firm’s culture transformation, strategy, and executive coaching practices. Before joining N2Growth, Marcelo had a successful, 30-year career at Grupo Santander. There, his roles included CEO of Global Banking & Markets of Grupo Santander UK, CFO and Board Member of Banco Santanderrio S.A., Global CFO of the Investment Banking Unit, Spain and Global Treasurer of Grupo Santander. Marcelo Castro was also a Member of the Board of ISDA, EMTA, MEFF (Spanish Futures Markets), Asociacion de Mercados Financieros (AMF) and Chairman of the Argentinian Electronic Market (M.A.E.). Marcelo holds degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina.
Haroon M. Cheema is an Executive in Residence at N2Growth, specializing in international business, corporate reorganizations, compliance, and other complexities faced by large companies with multiple subsidiaries. After two decades as an international tax lawyer, Haroon has developed expertise in formulating and executing innovative solutions that have added hundres of millions of dollars in value.
Most recently, Haroon completed his tenure as the Head of Taxation for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC), a sovereign wealth fund in the United Arab Emirates with over $110 billion in assets under management. Haroon has a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Williams College.
THOMAS “TOBY” GANNETT
Thomas Brattle Gannett “Toby” is an Executive in Residence at N2Growth, serving as a senior advisor in culture transformation, leadership development, and board practices. Toby has served more than 40 cumulative years on corporate and non-profit boards of directors and boards of advisors. On boards, he has served as the chairman, vice chairman, and secretary. He has been chairman of executive, governance and CEO search committees. He has served as both an interim CEO, CEO, and was part of an ownership group that owned a portfolio of commercial real-estate companies. These companies earned over 30 local, state and national awards.
Janice Dru is a Principal at N2Growth, an avid proponent of the company’s full breadth of services including Executive Search, Leadership, Culture, Strategy, Risk, Digital Transformation, Organizational Design, Cyber Security, Predictive Data and Analytics. Prior to joining N2Growth, Janice spearheaded Marketing initiatives and developed strong industry knowledge in a broad range of fields including Financial Services, Legal Services, B2B Software, Higher Education, Non-Profit Organizations, Government, and Technology. Her corporate and startup experiences have also led to various consulting roles as well as relationships with the CMO Council and C-Level executives.
Nana Yalley is an Executive in Residence at N2Growth, specializing in international business, strategy, leadership development, energy, and biotechnology. Prior to joining N2Growth, Nana was the CEO of Agrobrasilia and the Director of Corporate Operations at Abengoa. Nana has experience building companies from the ground-up and leading complete business turnarounds. He has addressed China’s top industrial leaders at the behest of China’s government, and received honorary recognition at the People’s Parliament in Beijing, a first for a foreign business leader. He is a global citizen, a quadrilingual by virtue of his Scandinavian and African roots, and he holds citizenships in the U.S., the European Union and Ghana.