Laurie Spengler


Laurie J. Spengler is President & CEO of Enclude, 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 organisations, private-sector companies, funders and investors. Enclude works with clients and projects that contribute to the real economy. The firm’s focus is on meeting the needs of entrepreneurs, small & growing enterprises and un(der)served households - the economic engines underpinning inclusive and sustainable markets. Enclude specializes in areas of 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. She also worked as an attorney White & Case. She has a JD from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University. Among her active board engagements is the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, the CDC Group and the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing. Ms Spengler is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.