SVP - Human Resources
Laura Klimenko is Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Equity Office and is responsible for all human resources, payroll and internal communications for two Blackstone-owned real estate companies, Equity Office and LivCor. She has extensive experience managing the human capital side of mergers and acquisitions and building strategic HR organizations that align with business needs.
Prior to joining Equity Office in 2004, Ms. Klimenko was Manager, Human Resources at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen where she played a key role in integrating the two companies’ Chicago tax practices following an acquisition in 2002. She started her HR career as a recruiter and moved to Chicago with Kinkos to manage the recruitment process for the opening of 25 new stores.
Ms. Klimenko has a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin, Stout. She is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).