Sarah Gelfand is one of the impact investing market’s early pioneers. She was a founding Director at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), where she led development of the industry’s leading system for measuring and managing impact (IRIS+). As President of BlueMark, Sarah co-leads business strategy, business and product development, and supports the firm’s engagement with various market-building and standard-setting initiatives.
Sarah previously served as Vice President of Social Impact Programs at Fidelity Charitable, where she launched several new impact investing offerings for retail clients and led a grant-making initiative for the Board of Trustees. She also developed and ran a specialty business unit focused on providing philanthropic consulting services to clients. Ms. Gelfand also previously held roles at Duke University where she oversaw strategy and operations for an accelerator program that produced research and provided consulting services to a global network of 50 nonprofit and for-profit healthcare-focused social enterprises.
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and her Master of Science in Statistics from the University of Washington.