Sara brings her career history of developing strategy, leading innovative growth initiatives and team building to her current role as CFO of The IMAGINE Group. People trust Sara’s ability to streamline diverse processes and generate results. Bottom line – she is known for getting things done. Her ability to consistently see through complex business situations and move things forward made Scouts curious to learn more…

Q: If you could try a different job for a day, what would you choose?

A: Party planning – I love to organize and help celebrate events.

Q: What advice would you give someone starting out in your industry?

A: Don’t assume your supervisor has all the answers…you have fresh eyes – bring your ideas early and often.

Q: What is your mantra?

A: What can we learn from this? If it were easy, it would be someone else’s job.

Q: How do you get yourself out of a slump?

A: Focusing on the future and understanding that sometimes you have to walk through the swamp to get to a better place.

Q: What companies or leaders do you admire?

A: Sheryl Sandberg and Marilyn Carlson Nelson.

Q: What has been the biggest shift you’ve noticed in your industry in the last decade?

A: We have some retail clients who are re-inventing the in-store experience, which is fun to support with marketing materials.

Q: Who has been most instrumental in your career?

A: My husband Tony. My job is a team sport and I couldn’t do it without him.

Q: What is your go-to celebration meal, drink or tradition?

A: Cosettas in St. Paul – you wait a long time to go through a slow buffet line, which makes the food and wine taste even better.