Laurie J. Spengler is an impact investment banker, board member and active contributor to the impact investing industry. Economic development, entrepreneurship, sustainable business, financial inclusion, responsible and impact investment are consistent themes defining Laurie’s pursuit of purpose. Her skills range from strategic advisory to capital structuring, capital raising and M&A services. Laurie’s particular expertise is designing, structuring and launching investment vehicles that align different types of capital with positive impact and appropriate financial returns.
A featured speaker and author, Laurie is a distinguished member of the impact investing and development finance communities. Among her active board engagements, she serves as a non-executive director of the CDC Group (the UK DFI) and the UK Impact Investing Institute. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Previously, Laurie was CEO of Enclude Capital UK Limited, formerly part of the Shore Bank and Triodos family of companies, and now a Palladium Company. Prior to building Enclude Capital, 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.