Sarah Quinlan, '84

SVP 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 cheif investment officer of Katen Capital, a global macro hedge fund manager.

Previously, Quinlan was the chief investment officer and head of alternatives for Saad Financial Services, SA. Prior to joining Saad, she was a portfolio manager at UBS, and at Lloyds TSB focusing on alternative investments. Quinlan was cofounder and portfolio manager of TwentyFirst Century Advisors, a small- and mid-cap long/short hedge fund that was ranked in the Top 10 of Mar Hedge. Quinlan began her career at Salomon Brothers Inc. in mortgage sales and trading. She also was the cofounder and chief operating officer of ClienTec, a thin client computer company, which was sold in 2000.

Quinlan received her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago in politics, economics, and rhetoric and law with special honors, and in finance and accounting, respectively.