Vanessa Esparza Senior Vice President, Human Capital
Vanessa is a senior vice president, human capital at Gladstone Place Partners. As a member of the management team, she supports the firm’s strategic growth objectives and operational processes. Vanessa also leads the HR function, including recruiting and talent management; performance management; training and development; employee relations and engagement; and compensation and benefits administration.
Prior to Gladstone Place, Vanessa was an executive director at Brunswick Group where she managed client onboarding for the U.S. M&A and shareholder activism practices. She was also part of the firm’s business operations group supporting various internal initiatives.
Vanessa earned a master’s in Human Resource Management and Development from New York University and a bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Colorado. She is also a certified yoga and meditation instructor. Vanessa is fluent in Spanish.