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Vanessa EsparzaSenior 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’s primary focus includes talent management and recruiting, learning and development, performance management, and employee relations and engagement.

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 a member of the firm’s business operations group supporting various internal initiatives.

Vanessa earned 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 yoga and meditation instructor and is involved with the organization Exhale to Inhale, a New York-based non-profit that provides trauma-informed yoga to those affected by domestic violence. Vanessa is fluent in Spanish.

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