Sarah Foley is a senior finance and operating professional with over 20 years of experience investing in angel- to leveraged buyout-stage companies across a variety of industries. She has held corporate executive, investment and board of director positions assisting companies through growth to turnaround stages of development.
Currently, Sarah is a Partner at SWAT Equity Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm focused exclusively on consumer-branded products and services. SWAT Equity invests at the Seed to Series A stages of development and has accumulated 17 portfolio companies since inception in 2017.
Previously, Ms. Foley spent over two years as CFO of Eleni’s NYC Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of hand-iced and conventional crisp cookies. Prior to joining Eleni’s, Ms. Foley was a Director and Co-Head of Acquisitions for a nascent North American infrastructure fund at Deutsche Bank Asset Management. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Ms. Foley was a Principal at Chartwell Investments, a middle-market private equity fund where she was responsible for originating, executing and monitoring portfolio investments. While at Chartwell Investments, she executed approximately $500 million of equity transactions across consumer products, consumer services and industrial manufacturing industries.
Ms. Foley began her career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Greenhill & Co.