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Sarah Poland

Senior Executive Assistant

Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.

— Mahatma Gandhi

THE MASTER ORGANIZER

Sarah is our very own system creator, people aligner, and productivity maximizer. Determined and decisive yet calm and cooperative, Sarah's balanced approach enables her — and the people around her — to get the most out of every day. We’re amazed at her ability to prioritize, plan, and then give her undivided attention to the person or the task she’s working on until completion. Outside work, she applies her patience, knowledge, and nurturing spirit to grow everything from parsley to peonies in her garden. Person or plant, Sarah thrives on supporting the things around her.

In her role as senior executive assistant to Founder and Managing Partner Kevin O’Neill, Sarah helps execute his vision for our firm to discover, connect, and empower brilliant people at work. As O’Neill’s right-hand person, she not only makes him shine but also helps unleash the potential of our entire team.

Sarah works across the whole organization to streamline O’Neill’s workflow, coordinate projects, connect clients, candidates, and colleagues, and support the delivery of superior results and service.

Sarah brings over 15 years of experience supporting top-performing senior executives and interfacing with clients such as Amazon, BJ’s, Fidelity, Keurig, and Petco. Most recently, Sarah worked at State Street, following 12 years in commercial real estate in Seattle and Boston. Throughout her career she has worn many different hats, all sharing the common thread of supporting a team and connecting its people.

Sarah currently resides in Barrington, RI, down the street from her mom, sister, and favorite nephews. Bordering Narragansett Bay, it’s the perfect place for Sarah, who loves the ocean. Her hobbies include anything that gets her on the water — boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing — and just soaking up the sun.


Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A.