Chief Executive Officer
has been driving revenue generation and operational excellence in the professional services and technology industries for 22 years.
As CEO for Yuanfen~Flow, Sarah is responsible for aligning company operations and culture with the strategic vision of the founder and partners.
is a business incubator in Beijing focused on launching globally minded companies in China through the fusion of art, technology and sustainability.
Previously, Sarah was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Alliances for hiSoft, an IT Outsourcing company, where she focused on significantly accelerating growth through marketing, sales process and alliances.
tenure, hiSoft accomplished what has been deemed by many to be one of the most successful IPOs in 2010 on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Before that, Sarah was the Business Director for the Strategic Partnership Group of Microsoft Research & Development in Beijing.
worked with emerging and high growth Chinese companies towards the development of a robust technology ecosystem in China across software development outsourcing, hardware and device manufacturing, digital entertainment systems, independent software developers, and the venture capital community.
Prior to moving to China, Sarah
ran the North American operations of Tescom
, an Israeli software quality firm, where she
helped to take the firm public on the AIM exchange in London, and drove the evaluation of outsourcing options in China.
Before that, she
founded four companies: a manufacturer of specialty textiles; a venture backed enterprise software company; an employment process consultancy; and a corporate research firm.
Sarah began her career with Deloitte & Touche and Cap Gemini.
is a sought after speaker and advisor in the business community.
She has served as an Advisor to the Board of Directors of Women in Leadership, the leading executive women's business organization in China, and is on the Advisory Board of Future Generations, a globally applauded Chinese NGO dedicated to environmental protection.
Sarah was an Executive Member for the International Council for GlobalEXECWomen from 2005 to 2007, and was the Chair of the Annual "International Women of Influence Awards" held in December 2007 in Beijing.
also served 2006 to 2007 as Vice Chair for Strategic Branding for the Zhongguancun Software Association
Prior to moving to Beijing, Sarah
was also an active participant in the US philanthropic sector.
She was an Executive Delegate on the American Electronics Association trade mission to China in 2006, and was a Founding Ambassador for the Georgia China Alliance.
Sarah was the 2005 President for Women in Technology and the 2006 President of the WIT Foundation in addition to serving for seven years on the WIT Board of Directors.
She served four years on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia, and three years on the Advisory Board for the US Government Technology Counsel.
Sarah graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Chinese Language and International Business.
enjoys deep sea diving, skiing, yoga, hiking, cooking, music and spending time with her
three children, two dogs and two cats.