N2Growth Names Leader of Executive Search Operations in Southeast Asia
May 6, 2021 – N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has appointed Steve Manning as managing partner and leader of executive search operations in Southeast Asia. “Steve is a great addition to our team and will help us tremendously moving forward,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. “He’s not only a proven player but a great human being and a good fit for our team. N2Growth has continued to grow throughout 2021, and Steve’s arrival will only accelerate that progress as we continue to set the standard for what search should be.”
Based out of Singapore, Mr. Manning will be responsible for N2Growth’s executive search operations in Southeast Asia. His focus includes Asia practice leader of the private equity and family office, and specializations in industrial, technology and functionally in boards, and sales and marketing. He also specializes in providing experienced interim executive solutions to manage transitions, MBOs, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, particularly throughout private equity and venture capital life cycles. “Mr. Manning is a seasoned professional and his experience will help N2Growth’s clients find the best executive talent, capable of influencing culture and business during these challenging times,” the firm said.
Jaco Erasmus, CEO of N2Growth EMEAA, said Mr. Manning is coming on board during a period of significant geopolitical-economical shift and business opportunities towards Asia. “His knowledge and experience will be invaluable in driving N2Growth in the region,” said Mr. Erasmus.
Previously, Mr. Manning was director and head of Asia financial services / PE and family office practice at Cornerstone International Group. Before that, he was a director Stanton Chase. Mr. Manning holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College, London, and a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He also holds a certificate in international management from INSEAD.
“What I found most compelling about N2Growth is its exceptional client focus in the executive search market,” said Mr. Manning. “There is a refreshing look, backed by substance, to how N2Growth delivers service; it is open, transparent, consultative and aligned to the needs of clients, rather than an institutionalized process.”
“Quite simply, they listen to clients’ needs and move very fast,” Mr. Manning said. “I’ve identified a hunger for growth and to support the global team with enabling tools and technology. I’m looking forward to contributing to the company’s next levels of success and expanding globally integrated services offered to our clients.”
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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.
N2Growth also recently named Kelli Vukelic as its new chief operating officer. “Kelli is a great addition to our team and will help us tremendously moving forward,” said Mr. Myatt. “She’s not only a proven industry player, but she’s a great human being and a really good fit for our team. N2Growth has continued to grow throughout 2020, and Kelli’s arrival will only accelerate that progress as we continue to set the standard for what search should be.”
Ms. Vukelic has more than two decades of experience in executive search and talent management. She joins N2Growth after 20 years at Korn Ferry where she held several roles of increasing responsibility to ultimately become a senior leader within the global technology practice. She brings a combination of operational improvement experience and global go-to-market expertise to her new role. “What I found most compelling about N2Growth is its elite status in the executive search market,” said Ms. Vukelic. “N2Growth is disrupting the market through a complete innovation of traditional practices coupled with an unparalleled commitment to client excellence. Furthermore, the experience of N2Growth’s professionals is demonstrated proof that the firm is poised for exponential growth. I’m looking forward to contributing to the company’s next levels of success.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media