2021 Fintech Innovation Challenge Judge

Sara Elinson

Principal, Americas Strategy & Transactions FinTech Leader, Ernst & Young

Sara is a partner in EY’s financial services practice and leads our Fintech Strategy & Transactions activities in the Americas. She assists FinTech companies, investors and incumbent financial institutions with strategic investment decisions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and new market entry. For over 20 years, Sara has helped her clients translate growth strategies into practical action, providing advice on the identification of potential partners, financial modelling and evaluation of business cases, and strategic advice on deal execution. Sara is committed to building a diverse and impactful FinTech ecosystem through her participation in select incubators and accelerators.

Sara graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia and graduated with distinction from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management with a finance MBA.