Group Head, Market Insights
Sarah Quinlan is the Senior Vice President and Group Head of Market Insights for MasterCard Advisors, the analytics and insights consulting unit of MasterCard. Since joining MasterCard in January 2013, Sarah has advised executives in a range of industries, including retail, banking, capital markets, and government agencies, providing macro-to-micro economic trends related to consumer spending and retail sales. 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 summit, WWD CEO Summit and 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
Prior to joining MasterCard Advisors, Sarah 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. Before her role with Saad, Sarah 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. She was also the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of ClienTec, a thin client computer company which was sold in 2000. She began her career at Salomon Brothers Inc. in mortgage sales and trading. Sarah 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.
Video: Was it a Merry Christmas for retailers?, Fox Business, 12/27/13
Video: Jewelry Was `Winner' in Holiday Sales, Quinlan Says, Bloomberg TV, 12/26/13
Video: U.S. Holiday Sales Rise 3.5% on Discounts, Bloomberg TV, 12/26/13
Video: Consumer not Dead, They're Spending, CNBC, 12/26/13
Video: The 2 strongest days for jewelry will be "Super Saturday," reports CNBC's Mary Thompson, 11/19/13
Video: Mastercard Advisors SVP Sarah Quinlan breaks down retail spending data., 10/15/13
Video: Sarah Quinlan, James Paulsen Roundtable on Markets, Bloomberg TV, 9/30/13
Article: From Jewelry to Children's Shoes, U.S. eCommerce Spending Continues to Grow, Global Insights, 8/29/13
Article: SpendingPulse: Retailers Shouldn't Bank On Back To School Sales, 8/16/13
Article: The Dark Side of a "Staycation"?, Global Insights, 8/08/13
Article: The U.S. June 2013 Jobs Numbers: Tread Softly, 7/11/13
Video: Sarah Quinlan discusses consumer confidence growth across sectors in the U.S. and Europe on "The Pulse", 7/11/13
Video: Sarah Quinlan discuss investment strategy with Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock.", 06/11/13
Video: MasterCard's Morning Brew, 04/02/13
Press Release: MasterCard Launches New "Sector Insights" Retail Reports, 03/12/13
Video: Sarah Quinlan, James Paulsen Roundtable on Markets, 03/11/13
Press Release: MasterCard Advisors Launches SpendingPulse for Brazil Retail Sales, 02/26/13
Video: Value Retailers To Win In 2013, 02/13/13
Video: Lackluster January Retail Sales and Investors, 02/13/13