Kimberly Spencer brings more than 25 years of professional experience to Venor. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, she grew up listening to routine dinner table conversations about all things small business and worked in family enterprises throughout school. These experiences shaped her perspective and laid the foundation to pursue studies in business administration. Many years later, she obtained a CPHR designation, which she maintained for six years, and completed a Certificate in Advanced Human Resources from Queen’s University IRC.
From new venture start ups to business sale negotiations and leading the smooth transition of ownership, Kimberly has been involved in various business life cycle stages. She has held senior leadership positions with various community-based, not-for-profit organizations as well as in the charitable sector. As Director of Operations with the NL Division of the Canadian Cancer Society, she served on the Pan-Canadian Finance and Human Resources teams. She led the start up of MMSB, a provincial crown corporation for waste management in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and continued as its Executive Director for the next seven years, advising the Board of Directors and provincial government MHA’s on both operational issues and strategic direction for the organization.
Always interested in broadening her horizons, Kimberly spent three years in Doha, Qatar, as a college business studies instructor and administrator. This unique international opportunity in the post-secondary education world expanded her professional toolkit and exposed her to many diverse cultural experiences.
Returning to the public sector as Director, Human Resources with the NL Research & Development Corporation (RDC), Kimberly served as a member of the executive team. This role enabled her to impact the organization’s strategic direction then lead the development of a customized performance management and learning program, supporting compensation policy framework and employee engagement initiatives to achieve defined corporate objectives.
Kimberly believes in the importance of people, talent and capability to an organization’s mandate and success. Her commercial insights and focus on establishing collaborative relationships enable her to design impactful solutions.