Shaina Thompson

Director, Business Operations - Los Angeles, CA

Shaina Thompson

Director, Business Operations - Los Angeles, CA

(323) 319-5600

Shaina Thompson is the Director of Business Operations at N2Growth Executive Search in California. She supports the retained search practice in a variety of ways, mainly enabling our search teams to connect our clients with next-level talent. Shaina brings over seven years of leadership experience from serving as a Personnel Officer in the United States Air Force. As part of this experience, Shaina had the opportunity to work directly with executive-level military leaders, lead culture transformation through the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, and teach leadership theory and team development to Air Force ROTC cadets at the University of Southern California.

Shaina earned her Bachelor of Science in English at the United States Air Force Academy, where she played rugby and was involved in the student counseling program. She is also a co-founder of Spectrum, the Academy’s first affinity and culture club for LGBTQ cadets and allies. She helped foster a community of support and provide educational experiences for all cadets, dedicated to the retention, development, and commissioning of culturally and socially competent junior officers. Upon graduation, she was stationed at Eielson AFB, near North Pole, Alaska. During this time, she completed an MBA through Grantham University. Her next assignment was Los Angeles AFB, where she served as the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. In 2016, she deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Upon her return, she was asked to teach ROTC at USC and became an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies. Throughout her career, the cornerstones of Shaina’s leadership style have been empathy, efficiency, and teamwork.

Outside of N2Growth, Shaina co-founded LATCH Collective, the largest Tiny House organization in Southern California, with her wife, Teresa. Together, they are currently building their own Tiny House, and advocate for more housing options centered around sustainability, affordability, and contribute to solutions for homelessness or disaster relief housing. They enjoy city life in Los Angeles with their dog, Waffles.

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Our executive search practice in Los Angeles, CA focuses on senior executive, board and C-Suite searches. The world’s leading brands seek our counsel to build best-in-class leadership teams, to manage performance, and for succession planning. 

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