Vanessa EsparzaPartner, People and Administration

Vanessa Esparza is partner, people and administration at Gladstone Place Partners. As a member of the management committee, she supports the firm’s growth and strategy, including the professional and personal development of team members, as well as providing operational and administrative leadership to the firm. Vanessa’s primary focus includes talent management and recruiting; leadership coaching; and employee communications and engagement.

Prior to Gladstone Place, Vanessa was an executive director at Brunswick Group where she managed client onboarding for the firm’s U.S. M&A and shareholder activism practices. She was also a member of the firm’s business operations group supporting various internal initiatives.

Vanessa holds a master’s degree in Human Capital Management from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado. She is a certified leadership coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Vanessa actively contributes to her community and provides pro bono coaching to non-profit organizations through ICF’s NYC Community Impact Committee. She is the Vice President of the Board of Exhale to Inhale, a New York-based non-profit that empowers survivors of domestic violence through trauma-informed yoga and chairs its Governance Committee. Vanessa lives in New York City and is fluent in Spanish.

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