Finance Alumni

Finance Alumni

Sarah Favaro

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Alumni Profile:
Sarah Favaro ’10 BSBA (Finance and Entrepreneurship)

“I was able to leverage what I learned in the Applied Portfolio Management class to get interviews and build my confidence.”

Sarah Favaro went to Chicago following graduation without a job. Her career path opened when she found a job listing for an investment analyst with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. 

Sarah has been with Sawdust Investment Management, a family office based in Chicago, for two years and is part of a team that manages assets on behalf of the family and foundation they endowed. The foundation has a simple, yet significant mission: “To support great organizations to enhance community, opportunity and well-being.” 

Sarah grew up playing competitive soccer and still plays in a co-ed league. In fact, that’s how she met her husband nearly 10 years ago.

Sarah’s Advice for Students

  • Go after what you are passionate about.

  • Make your own rules in life.

  • You don’t have to follow one path.
    There are many ways forward.


  • Sawdust Investment Management Corp.
    - Director of Investments

  • Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
    - Manager, Private Equity Strategies and Investment Operations
    - Manager, Public Equities and Fixed and Income Strategies and Investment Operations
    - Analyst, Investment Team