Sarah Sullivan is a Senior Director and the Chair of BarkerGilmore’s Women & Diversity Practice. She specializes in guiding top legal and compliance professionals through the process of making major career moves, and has a proven track record of transitioning legal and compliance leaders into some of the most influential in-house and compliance positions in the country. As one of BarkerGilmore’s senior search consultants, Sarah is regularly engaged on large, confidential General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer searches. Notable recent placements include: General Counsel of a Fortune 500 healthcare company; General Counsel of a prominent publicly traded REIT; General Counsel of an esteemed private equity owned company preparing to restructure its C-Suite prior to going public; Chief Compliance Officer of a well-known private company; Chief Compliance Officer of a transportation and healthcare company; and large-scale build out of compliance department at Fortune 1000 financial services company.
Sarah established BarkerGilmore’s Women & Diversity Practice in 2008, largely based on her recognition of the value that diversity brings to an executive management team. Sarah is a committed advocate for the advancement of women and minority candidates into senior leadership roles, and spearheads BarkerGilmore’s mission to deliver diverse fields of highly qualified candidates to every search assignment. To that end, Sarah is a regular participant in the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s annual conference. She enjoys the sophisticated conversations and discussions surrounding current diversity issues, themes, and trends. Sarah remains committed to supporting diversity in the workplace, and her insights on the matter have been quoted in magazines such as InsideCounsel.
Before law school and joining BarkerGilmore, Sarah was an internal search consultant for the Fortune 500 energy company PG&E and later joined the human resources office at the University of Rochester. Sarah earned her B.A., cum laude, from Hobart & William Smith College and her J.D. from Syracuse University. She attended the University of Melbourne and later the London School of Economics while clerking for a prestigious English barrister.