Spencer Lau

Managing Associate

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Spencer joined Next Street in 2018. As a Managing Associate he provides strategic, financial, and operational advisory services to a wide variety of clients to help expand their impact on small business ecosystems locally and nationally. While at Next Street, Spencer has worked across civic, private, and social sectors, with particular experience with Community Development Financial Institutions.

Prior to joining Next Street, Spencer worked in consulting at L.E.K. Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers Strategy&, where he gained experience on projects involving growth and operations strategy. He supported clients across retail and consumer, industrials, and healthcare sectors on topics including strategic planning, organizational transformations, and private equity investment due diligence. Spencer holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan in Economics and Industrial and Operations Engineering.

On working at Next Street

“I joined Next Street because of our commitment to a more inclusive U.S. economy. I’ve stayed because of the small business culture that we continue to build at Next Street.”

Outside of Next Street

Outside of work Spencer loves exploring the Chicago food and music scene and supporting all aspects of University of Michigan and Los Angeles-based sports.

Get to know Spencer

  • Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese
  • Mentor at Chicago Scholars since 2016