Sarah Quinlan, Senior Vice President, Market insights, MasterCard Advisors
Sarah Quinlan is a Group Head and Senior Vice President at MasterCard Advisors, responsible for Market Insights. Her team develops products that utilize the aggregated, anonymous data of MasterCard to delineate actionable trends.
Prior to joining MasterCard Advisors, she was the Founder and CIO of Katen Capital, a global macro hedge fund manager.
Previously, she was the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Alternatives for Saad Financial Services, S.A. Prior to joining Saad, she was a portfolio manager at UBS, and at Lloyds TSB focusing on alternative investments. She was co-founder and portfolio manager of TwentyFirst Century Advisors, a small and mid cap long/short hedge fund which was ranked in the Top 10 of Mar Hedge.
Ms. Quinlan began her career at Salomon Brothers Inc. in mortgage sales and trading.
Ms. Quinlan also was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of ClienTec, a thin client computer company which was sold in 2000.
She received her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago in Politics, Economics, Rhetoric and Law with Special Honors and in Finance and Accounting, respectively.
MasterCard Advisors Senior Vice President Sarah Quinlan shows data that shoppers are spending more on experiential purchases than on merchandise, and encourages retailers to partner with restaurants and airlines to draw in customers.