The Enspira team comprises a unique and diverse blend of leaders with comprehensive HR experience and career consultants with deep expertise in business transformation and operational excellence.
Kurt is an executive and entrepreneur with 27 years of experience in senior business and HR leadership roles spanning various industries and geographies. His prior experience includes roles with leading organizations like Accenture, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Expedia, and Biogen. Most recently, he led the Human Resources function at Pinterest as SVP, People. Kurt has studied, lived, and worked in four regions, eight countries, and 16 cities, and speaks five languages. He also founded and operated three successful companies. Kurt is a frequent guest lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University on the topic of “HR Considerations for Growth Businesses," and at Northeastern University in Boston and the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium on the topic of "Business Decision-Making in the Context of Culture." He holds an undergraduate degree in Italian Language & International Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, and an advanced degree in Global HR Leadership from Rutgers University. Kurt lives in Dallas, Texas, with his husband Andrew and dog Francesca.Read More >>
Jennifer has over two decades of cross-industry experience in strategic consulting, business transformation and account management. Prior to Enspira, she worked at Accenture as a Senior Principal in the Global Operations practice. She was selected to attend the Smith College Consortium, an intensive mini-MBA program designed for top performing and high-potential women in leading US corporations. She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and French from Duke University. Jennifer loves cooking, entertaining and traveling the world with her husband Mark, son Wynn, and dog Tucker.Read More >>
Alan is a seasoned HR executive talent acquisition leader with more than 20 years in the field. His experience spans the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, where he has built and managed high-performing, market-leading teams. This international perspective has taught Alan the value that diversity of experience and culture can bring to organizations, and the importance of challenging our own learned behaviors to keep growing as professionals and people. He has learned the value of cultivating, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with senior business and HR leaders, offering credible and accurate market information to aid key hiring decisions. His successes have fueled a desire to keep learning and to appreciate the unique challenges inherent in each hiring process. A lawyer in his previous life, Alan was drawn to the talent acquisition industry because of his passion for helping people and organizations realize their full potential. Besides attempting to improve his golf game, Alan also enjoys fine dining experiences with his wife Heather and being a plaything for their four furry family members Bailey, Jagger, Ragnar, and Lagertha.Read More >>
Dan is a finance, business development, and investment executive with 20+ years experience as an operator, investor, and advisor across a variety of industries including the technology, media, consumer, and financial sectors. He serves as an advisor to Sizzle Acquisition Corp., a consumer-focused special purpose acquisition company (Nasdaq: SZZLU) and most recently was a Managing Partner at Mission 8, a venture studio with active involvement in startups across the media, technology, and consumer sectors. Mission 8 is an early investor in Enspira, which remains a portfolio company. Previously, Dan held various executive roles as CFO of RiskSpan, a private equity-backed analytics firm; VP of Investments at NextGen Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm; as a senior investment professional at Profit Investment Management, a $2.5 billion AUM growth-biased institutional investment manager; and as a research analyst at FBR Capital Markets where he worked on over a dozen investment banking transactions including multiple IPOs with an aggregate value of $1.5+ billion. Dan received his B.A. degree in economics from the University of Virginia and is a CFA charterholder.Read More >>
Jenna has 15 years of experience leading high-impact Human Resources and nonprofit programs. Prior to Enspira, she worked at Biogen, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. She earned her MBA from Simmons College School of Management and holds an undergraduate degree in Communications and International Relations from Boston University. Jenna also teaches yoga, loves travel and the outdoors, and is the mother of two beautiful children, a black lab, and a charming chocolate puppy.Read More >>