Jenia Espe


Jenia Espe specializes in managing the business of design -- ensuring design strategy pays off big for our clients.

To pull that off, she taps her background managing enterprise design, strategy and usability research teams. Like many of the Firecats, Jenia has a soft spot for nonprofits and social good, with a track record for improving their bottom lines through studying clients, customers, and donors and crafting experiences that serve them all.

Born and raised in Russia, the granddaughter of an aeronautics engineer who co-created the Sputnik program, Jenia emigrated to the U.S. as a business student and found so much opportunity she decided to stay.

She's an expert facilitator who gets right to the heart of the issues that matter. She sequences activities in a project to make measurable, meaningful progress.

Jenia's bachelor's degree is in economics; she earned an MBA and is a certified coach. Jenia spends her time with her husband Arne and their grown children. She's based in San Antonio.