Sarah Sonnenfeld

Affiliate Practitioner

Sarah Sonnenfeld has led teams and advised clients at start-ups and some of the world’s most respected companies. She began her career in sales operations and client service in a venture-backed education tech firm. She then worked on the corporate side, doing HR, technology strategy and organizational effectiveness at American Express, Thomson Reuters, and Fidelity. Prior to her consulting work, Sarah ran the North America division of the People & Organization Practice at Boston Consulting Group. In addition to leading practice operations, Sarah was on incubation and launch teams for multiple new businesses, including behavioral insights, Agile at Scale, people analytics. She led flagship conferences including a summit for leading CHROs on new ways of working and on emerging trends at the intersection of organization design and technology.

Sarah holds a BA from Harvard and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth. Sarah serves as a committee member for the Organization Design Forum, and is the author of “The Zig Zag Imperative: A New Way to Think about Strategic Vision.”

Recent Research

Seeing Around Corners: Emerging Trends Disrupting Organization Design

Seeing Around Corners: Emerging Trends Disrupting Organization Design with Beth Gunderson and Sarah Sonnenfeld

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