Sarah joined SPMB from Heidrick & Struggles, where she was a member of the Global Technology Services practice. Today, Sarah co-leads SPMB’s Financial Officers Practice working with consumer and enterprise clients. She is also launching the firm’s General Counsel (GC) Practice — an area that’s dear to Sarah having spent several years litigating and working in politics on Capitol Hill before transitioning to search. Sarah also helped open SPMB’s Los Angeles office in Silicon Beach to better support Southern California’s thriving tech and innovation industry.
Outside of the office, Sarah loves spending time with her husband and Goldendoodle, Ziggy. Given Ziggy’s energy, you can usually find them hiking, exploring new parks, or at the beach! Sarah is an avid yogi and loves reading anything she can get her hands on. She holds a B.A. degree with honors in Political Science from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from UC Davis School of Law.
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
I feel very fortunate to have traveled all over the world, but of course, I still have so many places to explore! My first real adventure came through studying abroad in Sydney, Australia and making my way up to Thailand. Since then, I spent a summer backpacking throughout Europe and lived in Lausanne, Switzerland during law school, where I was lucky enough to travel extensively. To date, I’ve visited 14 countries, including 5 of the7 continents (coming for ya Antarctica and South America) and 27 of the 50 US states. I still want to go anywhere and everywhere I haven’t been…at some point I would love to go to the Middle East, especially Lebanon where my ancestors are from.
What character in Game of Thrones are you most like?
Maybe this is wishful thinking, but I would say Daenerys Targaryen, because I am on a quest to fulfil my life’s purpose, even if I am not entirely sure what that means, I am fiercely loyal, I stand up for those that are less fortunate and I definitely treat my animals like my children!
What are your favorite books?
Trick question – it’s impossible to pick a favorite book! I’ve been a voracious reader since, well since I could read, and still average about a book a month (usually more)! I’m not embarrassed to admit that I have re-read the entire Harry Potter series (all 7 books) 5 times.
Who would you trade places with for one month?
Michelle Obama, not sure it needs explaining, but she is the epitome of class, strength and intelligence, plus I would not mind kicking it with her husband for a month, traveling all over the world meeting world leaders and diplomats and of course championing all the amazing causes she does!