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Sarah Elk
Bain & Company

Sarah Elk is a partner and the global leader of Bain's Operating Model practice, as well as a senior leader in the Retail practice. With more than 20 years of consulting experience, Sarah is passionate about transforming large companies, especially those experiencing technology or business model disruption. She has deep transformation experience at the intersection of organization, Agile, performance improvement, leadership and change management. Sarah is the co-author of Doing Agile Right, published by HBR Press. Her work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, and she can be found in a wide variety of media including Bloomberg, Forbes and Working Mother. Throughout her career, Sarah has advised business leaders across a wide range of industries, including retail, technology, healthcare, consumer products, automotive and aerospace. Her client experience includes several Fortune 50 companies. Sarah serves as a member of Bain's global governance committee for compensation and promotion. Sarah began her career at Merck & Co., Inc., after earning her BS in environmental engineering from Northwestern University. She also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.