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capSpire Announces Hiring of Nicole deBoer as Managing Director – Allegro Practice Lead, North America

Tulsa, Oklahoma – April 8, 2024 – capSpire is pleased to share that Nicole deBoer is now the Managing Director – Allegro Practice Lead, North America. In this role, she has assumed the previous responsibilities of Larry Loocke, capSpire Partner, as he transitions into a new role overseeing business development and sales efforts and aligning optimal delivery teams with new opportunities.

“Hiring Nicole is part of our company’s strategy to diversify and bring in strong leaders across different markets, as diversity of experience improves the quality of any team. With her outstanding resume, Nicole brings a valuable new perspective to our team and can help us enhance our internal structures, processes and tools as we significantly scale to meet and even exceed growth goals over the next few years,” said Jim Kiser, capSpire CEO.

“Nicole’s deep expertise, specifically in Allegro and the gas and power markets, will be critical in aligning our North American and European teams to share strategies, resources, and capabilities, and help us extend our Allegro reach internationally.”

With more than 20 years of global industry and consulting experience, including more than a decade at one of the world’s largest and most prominent consultancies, Nicole is a highly knowledgeable commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) professional. Her expertise spans the entire spectrum of commodity transactions, encompassing diverse commodities such as power, natural gas, renewables, and agriculture.

In past roles, she has led teams to deliver successful solutions to solve clients’ most complex and unique challenges As a certified facilitator, she also has led client workshops and facilitated professional development and leadership training.

In addition to participating in and helping to enable capSpire’s accelerated growth, Nicole is excited to join a team of high-caliber CTRM professionals.

“I characterize my leadership style as collaborative, which is so important to the entrepreneurial capSpire culture. I have trust in the team given their history and expertise with the company. I’m mostly focused on setting expectations and parameters for them to work within and then I get out of their way. I aim to be flexible and an enabler of their success, but also help the company move forward in a structured way,” said Nicole.

One of capSpire’s attributes that piqued Nicole’s interest in capSpire was the blend of seasoned, tenured consultants with the ability to quickly deploy new graduate hires on teams. Extensive time and resources are spent upfront investing in younger peoples’ CTRM knowledge and training and setting them up for success—before they ever step foot onto a client site—through the capSpire Ignite program. Then, this initial training is reinforced through ongoing collaboration and apprenticeship with more senior personnel. According to Nicole, the Ignite program and the success of this training model is unique to capSpire.

“I’m really excited about taking my experience as a training facilitator to help ‘find and build the unicorns’ with the Ignite program, who are those people with the right attitude, aptitude, and interests, as well as raw talent. These are the people we can shape with training and tools to turn them into superstars,” said Nicole.

“Furthermore, I’d like to develop a similar program of continuing education for mid-career professionals and beyond at capSpire: Ignite Pro. After all, being a successful consultant is about so much more than mastery of technical skills. It’s also about being a business partner to clients and guiding them through their struggles and changes. I think we have a real opportunity to enhance our softer, more business-oriented skills.”

“In this way, Nicole is advocating the future for us,” Jim said.

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Be sure to come meet Nicole at the upcoming Friends of capSpire event in Downtown Houston, Texas.



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