Operations

From budgeting to recruiting, these people are the backbone of the Civis business.

Operations

David Gins

Operations & Sales Manager

David Gins

Operations & Sales Manager

Education: BA in International Relations from Boston University

Life before Civis: Director of Operations, United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Director of Board Relations at Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

Fun Fact: Joined high school yearbook editorial staff to run superlatives page and, unrelated, won Best Dressed ;-)

Kelli Kluga

Senior Financial Analyst

Kelli Kluga

Senior Financial Analyst

Education: BS and MAS in Accountancy from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Life before Civis: Previously worked in banking and fintech

Fun Fact: Car camping enthusiast and amateur bread baker

Farheen Hussain

Accounting Analyst

Farheen Hussain

Accounting Analyst

Education: B.S., Accounting & Management Information Systems, DePaul University

Life before Civis: Accounting/Finance intern at tech start-up called dscout

Fun Fact: Cookie enthusiast and donut connoisseur, passionate about all things food.

Jaime Engle

Corporate Recruiter

Jaime Engle

Corporate Recruiter

Education: BS in Political Science from Illinois State University

Life before Civis: Previously worked at Uptake in recruiting, sales and HR

Fun Fact: I've done a stand up comedy set at The Laugh Factory in Chicago.

Ciara McDonagh

Senior HR Business Partner

Ciara McDonagh

Senior HR Business Partner

Education: BA Liberal Arts from Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Life before Civis: Stylist and retail buyer

Fun Fact: I lived in Ireland as a kid and have dual citizenship.

Val Byrne

Commercial Council

Val Byrne

Commercial Council

Education: JBA from the University of Wisconsin and JD from the University of Chicago

Life before Civis: Law firm, IBM, Target

Fun Fact: Has a female dog named Ted.

Elise Spoerlein

Human Resources Specialist

Elise Spoerlein

Human Resources Specialist

Education: BS in Theatre Education from Ball State University

Life before Civis: Previously worked as a Standardized Patient at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Fun Fact: Resides as Artistic Director of Broken Nose Theatre, a Pay-What-You-Can Theatre Company