Sarah Quinlan is senior vice president of market insights at MasterCard. Providing macro-to-micro economic trends related to consumer spending and retail sales, Sarah advises executives across industries, including retail, banking, capital markets and government agencies. She and her team analyze and predict spending patterns, based on the billions of anonymous purchases MasterCard processes every year, to create solutions that help clients make better business decisions.
Sarah is widely recognized as an expert in her field and appears regularly in the media including CNBC, the Associated Press, Fox Business Network, Bloomberg TV, the Times of London, The Daily Telegraph and Women's Wear Daily (WWD). She is also a frequent speaker at prominent industry conferences such as the Financo CEO Forum, Milken Institute Global Conference, WWD CEO Summit and 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
Prior to joining MasterCard in 2013, Sarah spent 28 years in the capital markets as an investment banker, portfolio manager and hedge fund manager. Sarah received her B.A. and MBA from the University of Chicago in politics, economics, rhetoric and law with special honors and in finance and accounting, respectively.