Laurie J. Spengler

Laurie J. Spengler is Founder & CEO, Courageous Capital Advisors, LLC, and former President & CEO of Enclude (formerly ShoreBank International Ltd. and Triodos Facet), a global specialist advisory firm dedicated to building inclusive, sustainable and prosperous local economies. The firm delivers integrated capacity and capital solutions to financial institutions, business support organizations, private-sector companies, funders, and investors.  Laurie 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 impact 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, Laurie 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. Laurie 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. Laurie is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.