Laurie J. Spengler is President & CEO of Enclude (formerly ShoreBank International Ltd. and Triodos Facet), a global advisory firm dedicated to building inclusive, sustainable and prosperous local economies. The firm delivers integrated capacity (consulting) and capital (transaction) solutions to financial institutions, business support organizations, private-sector companies, funders and investors. Enclude works with clients and projects that contribute to the real economy by meeting the human needs of entrepreneurs, small & growing enterprises, un(der)served households and more. (www.encludesolutions.com/www.encludecapital.com). The firm’s work cuts across sectors and regions with a target focus on inclusive finance, technology-enabled platforms and distribution channels, clean and renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture.
Ms. Spengler has 25+ years’ experience in strategy and transaction services, specifically capital raising, M&A and private equity transactions. She has developed a particular expertise in structuring and launching investment vehicles that align different types of capital to allow operating enterprises, financial institutions and funds to generate positive social, environmental and development outcomes while delivering appropriate financial returns.
Previously, Ms. Spengler was founder and CEO of Central European Advisory Group a regional advisory firm she sold to her management team in 2005. She also worked as an attorney with the New York, Brussels and Prague offices of White & Case. Ms. Spengler has a JD from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University. Among her active board engagements, she serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. Ms Spengler is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.