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Lauren Palumbo Joins HXE Partners as Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK, January 17, 2023HXE Partners is pleased to announce the hiring of Lauren Palumbo as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lauren joins the firm with a background in strategic organizational growth, systems implementation, and team and culture development.

She previously served as the Chief Operating Officer at Lovin’ Spoonfuls where she oversaw scaling the organization to New England’s largest food recovery organization. Lauren worked to address the parallel challenges of wasted food and food insecurity. Prior to this, Lauren worked in operations, marketing, and management roles across the socially responsible investing, education equity, and hospitality sectors.

Lauren holds a B.S. from Northeastern University in Graphic Design and Business Administration. She was previously recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s ’40 Under 40′, which recognizes Boston’s young business leaders.

“I am thrilled to be joining the growing, diverse team of professionals at HXE Partners,” says Lauren. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to help advance the firm’s mission to drive ESG impact for clients and build a people-first culture.”

“HXE Partners is at an exciting stage of growth to be able to hire a dedicated COO,” says Harry Etra, Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to thoughtfully developing and scaling the team and the firm’s operational excellence to continue to serve our clients under Lauren’s leadership.”

Lauren Palumbo, Chief Operating Officer HXE Partners
Lauren Palumbo, Chief Operating Officer HXE Partners


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