Executive search firm N2Growth acquires Blacksmith to strengthen its operations in Spain

N2Growth Inc., a worldwide executive search and leadership consulting firm, has revealed its latest step in broadening its presence within Spain. This development involves the appointment of Alberto Herrero as Managing Partner. Operating from its base in Madrid, Herrero will take the responsibilities of overseeing operations across Spain and adjacent regions. He will report to Kelli Vukelic, N2Growth’s Chief Executive Officer. Notably, Herrero and his team are joining N2Growth through the acquisition of Blacksmith, a distinguished executive search enterprise located in Spain.

Kelli Vukelic, CEO of N2Growth said, “I am so pleased to welcome our new team in Spain, led by Alberto Herrero. Alberto has a proven track record of supporting organizations and leaders to deliver exceptional results. Furthermore, his broad business background and consulting abilities perfectly align with N2Growth’s approach to finding and developing the best leaders.”

Herrero said, “After 23 years serving our clients on their talent and leadership matters as an independent firm, it is a pleasure for me and my dedicated and excellent team to give a step forward by joining N2Growth, which will give us a powerful best in class platform to serve our clients and grow our business in the region. Thank you to the Board of Directors and Kelli Vukelic, CEO, for this exciting opportunity.”

Prior to joining N2Growth, Herrero spent 23 years at Blacksmith, a Spanish executive search boutique firm renowned for its specialism in the financial industry and professional services. During his time there, Herrero displayed his expertise by catering to major Spanish clients, effectively addressing their needs pertaining to C-Suite and Board affairs. Alberto started his career at Deutsche Bank and Banco Popular, and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Salamanca.