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 on Fox Business Discussing Retail Trends After The Holidays
With Bloomberg Radio talking about Consumer Confidence Post-Holidays
U.S. Consumers Snap Up Women's Clothing, Furniture Bloomberg Radio, 12/28/15
Holiday Sales Jumped 7.9%, with a Huge Boost to E-Commerce The Street, 12/28/15
Holiday Shopping Report Shows Increase in Smartphones and Computers Fox News Radio, 12/28/15
Shoppers Finally Bought Clothing Reuters, 12/28/15
E-Commerce The Holiday Season's Big Winner? Fox Business, 12/28/15
U.S. holiday retail sales grow a 'solid' 7.9 percent: MasterCard Reuters, 12/28/15
Retail Sales Show Solid Holiday Growth Pymnts.com, 12/28/15
Retail Sales Up 7.9% on Huge Jump to Online 24/7 Wall St., 12/28/15
Holiday Sales Up 8%: MasterCard Twice, 12/28/15
Sale Lets You Choose Your Own Prices Refinery 29, 12/28/15
Report: Holiday sales up 7.9% this season Business Record, 12/28/15
MasterCard Says Holiday Retail Sales Grew A 'Solid' 7.9%, Women's Apparel A Big Seller Benzinga, 12/28/15
U.S. Stocks Open Lower as Oil Prices Give Back Chunk of Recent Rally The Street, 12/28/15
Report Shows Holiday Spending Grew 7.9% Spend Matters, 12/28/15
People Bought More Holiday Gifts Online This Year — And Aren't Done Yet Bring Me The News, 12/28/15
Here's What Experts Predict Will Be Hot in Retail in 2016 The Washington Post, 12/24/15
Video: Consumers Are Spending Money on Experiences This Holiday Season: Analyst The Street, 11/30/15
Less Black Friday Madness as Customers Shift to Online Shopping Fortune, 11/29/15
Small Business Saturday: Small retailers outperform CNBC, 11/28/15
Elaborate Holiday Windows Dress Up New York Department Stores New York Times, 11/28/15
Black Friday Action Muted as Shoppers Spend Online Fox Business, 11/27/15
Will Black Friday Deliver The Sales? Pymnts.com, 11/27/15
Holiday Weekend Shoppers Skip the Store and Buy Online Bloomberg Business, 11/26/15
Black Friday Retailers Pile on Discounts to Lure Frugal Shoppers Bloomberg Business, 11/26/15