Abby’s approach to business and education is collaborative and inclusive. She believes in developing deep and lasting relationships anchored by common values and inspired vision. Her facilitation style is intuitive yet planned, calming yet motivating. She is often moderating panels and leading discussions about next gen leadership and family wealth education, preparation and succession for multi-generational families.
Her prior work experience includes serving as the Education Director for Highmount Capital while collaborating in media, event and education consulting roles with The Nielsen Company, The Quill Awards, Reed Business Information, Inferential Focus, Tara Center for Healing, Jonathan Product and the USMC Marine Corp Birthday Gala. A large part of her business experience comes from being an executive assistant to Veterans Activist & Media Executive, Gerry Byrne.
Abby has a BA from Jacksonville University in Communications and a Master’s from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in Curriculum Development. She is certified as an Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Values Mentors Facilitator, and Echoing Green- Work on Purpose Trainer and has taught with dozens of youth organizations focused on personal empowerment and leadership development. Abby’s philanthropic work is manifested as a curator of like minds and hearts. She has a deep passion for creating community, is the founder of The Roundtable NYC and has co-created a self-esteem program for teen and tweens. She serves on the board of the Zameer Foundation, focused on education and technology in India.
Sara joined Redwoods as Partner in February 2017 after being part of the community for over two years. She strongly supports Redwood’s mission to engage, educate and empower, and her approach flows from her passion for lifelong learning and trust in strong one-on-one relationships. She believes that while seeking knowledge and understanding facilitates self discovery and continuous personal growth, it can also be energizing and fun. She encourages people to communicate courageously, ask questions, share what they know and make powerful choices. She hopes to inspire others to realize their greatest potential in order to impact change in the world.
Sara has worked in financial services for over ten years, most recently serving as Director of Business Development Support at HedgeServ Corporation, a hedge fund administration company, where she engaged with prospects and clients to agree new business fees, services and contracts, connected with prospects and internal teams, and led cross-functional projects to support clients. Previously, she was Head of Client Implementation, where she oversaw the HedgeServ onboarding process and collaborated with new and transitioning clients. Sara started her career as an analyst at MIO Partners, Inc., the investment office of McKinsey & Co., where she provided research and analysis for hedge fund investments.
Sara graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fordham University with a BA in International Political Economy. She enjoys traveling the world, reading, scuba diving, watching football and learning about wine. She is originally from the Midwest and now calls New York City home.