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. Jim has a passion for providing strategic executive leadership in human capitol utilizing results-orientated knowledge, skills, and abilities to think critically and lead successfully within any operating environment.
Prior to assuming the President and COO role, Jim served as the Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chairman. Before joining N2Growth, Jim served as the eleventh Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard. As the highest ranking enlisted person and the principal advisor to the Director of the Air National Guard, he was responsible for all matters influencing the health, morale, welfare and professional development of more than 100,000 Air Guard Members.
Jim has an international reputation of being a dynamic driven professional with over 26 years of leadership, management, operational, and contingency experience in the Department of Defense and civilian sectors. Jim entered the Air Force in 1987 and served as a special tactics combat controller. His extensive background includes joint planning, application of air power in support of special operations, and command and control of tactical operations. He participated in Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, PROVIDE RELIEF, SUPPORT JUSTICE, UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, VIGILANT WARRIOR. SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM. Jim’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, 3 Bronze Stars to include the “V” device for Valor in combat, Master Parachutist, HALO and Military Divers badge.
Jim has served in executive positions with subsequent responsibility for personnel, resources, and institutional focus directly affecting programs aimed at driving business results. He is an accomplished public speaker and leadership instructor. He possesses broad experience collaborating with senior executive leaders and engaging international partners.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Influence from Jones International University, an Associates in Airway Science and a Professional Managers Certification from the Community College of the Air Force.