October 17, 2018 – N2Growth, a King of Prussia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of Thomas Brattle Gannett as global practice chairman of board and CEO services.
Mr. Gannett is a results-oriented executive and board candidate with more than 20 years experience in strategic, operational and fiscal leadership, said the firm. He has cumulatively served almost five decades on corporate and non-profit boards of directors and boards of advisors. On these boards, he has been chairman, vice chairman, secretary and interim treasurer.
Previously, Mr. Gannett was president and CEO of BCR Management, a Colorado Springs, CO-based consulting firm, for seven years. There, he specialized in consulting services in the areas of innovation, leadership, management optimization and strategic planning. He was also a partner and CEO of Palisades Senior Housing for four years and a partner and vice president of Dunn and Associates for 12 years.
“Toby is an innovative thought leader and strategic thinker who is able to analyze complex problems from multiple perspectives,” said Rob Brodnick, CEO of co-founder of Sierra Learning Solutions and former client. “He is able to be reflective and understand subtle nuances of the most difficult problems and is able to find avenues for both sustaining and disruptive innovation. Toby is a consummate team player and is able to lead, follow, and collaborate while driving positive change.”
Growing Leadership Consultancy
N2Growth is a global leadership consultancy with practice areas in executive search, culture shaping, leadership development, strategy, organizational design, risk, digital transformation and executive coaching. The firm has more than 40 locations across the Americas, Europe, MENA and APAC.
This spring, N2Growth acquired an interest in Q5 Division, an Indiana-based predictive data and analytics firm. Q5, which was founded five years ago, has established a global reputation for unlocking hidden value and providing new consumer/market insights through intelligent data modeling and predictive analytics. “What I like most about Q5 is their culture and approach to doing business,” said Mike Myatt, chairman of N2Growth. “Put one part Wall Street, two parts software development firm, three parts Los Alamos National Laboratory and four parts Tony Stark’s garage in a blender and you have the culture at Q5.”
In March, N2Growth also acquired an interest in the Landelahni Group, an executive search and leadership development firm based in South Africa. Sandra Burmeister, CEO and co-founder of Landelahni, will now serve as N2Growth’s regional president covering Africa. Founded in 1996, Landelahni is one of the largest and most successful diversified professional services firms in Africa. It has additional offices in Kenya and Nigeria.
“Landelahni has developed a reputation among clients for its results-driven executive search, leadership development and diversified consulting services,” said Mr. Myatt. “With the acquisition of an interest in Landelahni, N2Growth gains a talented team of professionals who all have deep operating experience across multiple industries.”
The firm began the year by appointing Mike Kerouac as CEO and Barry Katz as chief growth officer. “I have known Mike for nearly a decade where we successfully worked together while he was in his prior role as president of global product operations at EMC where he led a team of more than 3,000 people and a spend in excess of $7 billion dollars,” said Mr. Myatt. “Mike is a world-class operator and leader and someone who will have a very positive impact on our organization.”
Mr. Katz was most recently VP of business development and talent acquisition at Nobilis Health Corp where he helped grow the firm from $20 million to a public company with more than $300 million in revenue. “Barry will be a strong addition as we continue to expand our global footprint,” said Liz Pieters, chief people officer at N2Growth.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media