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Sara Prince

Senior PartnerAtlanta

Helps clients reset and sustain new commercial capabilities to deliver step-change growth

Sara is the partner lead for Growth Accelerate, McKinsey’s approach to building client commercial capabilities. She specializes in marketing and sales capabilities in the transformation context. While serving clients across multiple industries, she spends a significant amount of her time helping consumer and travel, transport, and logistics clients. Sara’s primary focus is on addressing multifaceted organizational, sales, marketing, pricing, and strategy capability challenges.

Examples of her recent client engagements include the following:

  • supporting an enterprise transformation for a Fortune 100 company to deliver billions in cost savings and top-line growth
  • developing a growth strategy and capability road map for a $4 billion consumer company to chart the course to $6 billion in top line over the next 5 years
  • leading a sales and marketing transformation for a more than $6 billion B2B organization to enable the capture of double-digit growth for the next 5 years
  • implementing an integrated go-to-market sales transformation of a Fortune 100 grocery wholesaler, serving multiple segments in more than 40 markets
  • designing a comprehensive marketing and sales capability-building program for a leading global logistics-services organization

Before joining McKinsey, Sara traded US treasuries on the government-bonds desk at a multinational investment bank and financial-services company.


America 2021: The opportunity to advance racial equity”, McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Growth transformation: A conversation with Sara Prince”, McKinsey & Company, July 2019

Growth Accelerate: A conversation with Sara Prince”, McKinsey & Company

Published work

Diversity matters even more: The case for holistic impact, McKinsey & Company, December 2023

Always connect, never give up: An interview with Jason Wright,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

Being intentional and being lucky: An interview with Barry Lawson Williams,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

Don’t leave points on the table: An interview with Lockheed Martin’s Stephanie Hill,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

Reimagining the virtual workplace around inclusion and engagement,” blog entry, McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Women in the Workplace 2020,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Expanding the economic pie in the Peach State, McKinsey & Company, May 2019

Delivering through diversity, McKinsey & Company, January 2018

Why diversity matters,” McKinsey & Company, February 2015


University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
MBA (Shermet Scholar)

Duke University
BA, economics