Senior Vice President, 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. 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 Advisors in 2013, 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. 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.
Sarah Quinlan discusses the trends in travel and London being the top travel destination in Europe on Bloomberg TV.
Article: Consumers prize value and experiences as spending picks up Retail Dive, 08/21/15
Article: Americans spending again but 'value' still reigns CNBC, 08/20/15
Podcast: Back-To-School Shopping Changes It's Schedule Pymnts.com, 08/19/15
Article: Not Just Millennials: Consumers Want Experiences, Not Things Advertising Age, 08/18/15
Podcast: The Bloomberg Advantage: Quinlan Sees Positive Consumer Growth Bloomberg, 06/04/15
Article: The Three Essential Retail Trend Truths Pymnts.com, 06/04/15
Article: Retail Rock 'n Rollers Re-Inventing Themselves in Las Vegas Real Estate Weekly, 05/20/15
Article: How Restaurants Can Take Advantage of High Valuations Nation's Restaurant News, 05/19/15
Article: Here's what Americans are really spending money on Yahoo Finance, 05/15/15
Video: Small Business Sales Surge With Consumer Confidence, 05/07/15
Article: Consumers' spending habits shifting away from retail: report Retail Dive, 04/27/15