Meet The Arabella Team

Desy Osunsade

Senior Director of Culture and Talent

Desy Osunsade is the senior director of Arabella’s Culture and Talent team. In this role, she is responsible for leading all facets of human resources for Arabella Advisors and for all people-related functions, including: compensation and benefits, diversity, employee relations, HR policy, performance management, talent acquisition, and talent management.

Desy has more than 10 years of experience in human resources, having worked in recruitment, employee relations, training and development, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to joining Arabella, Desy worked in workforce development for Maryland’s Prince George’s County Economic Development Corp., the nonprofit arm of the county government, where she matched job-seekers to area businesses. Before that, Desy worked in sales, operations, and human resources for American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio.

Desy sits on the board of Byte Back, a Washington, DC nonprofit whose mission is to improve economic opportunity by providing computer training and career preparation to underserved DC residents. She is also a member of a local giving circle, Black Benefactors.

Desy holds a BA in journalism from the University of the District of Columbia.

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