Sarah McGraw Reichert is a Principal with BanyanGlobal. She is experienced in family strategic planning, next generation engagement and social impact strategy.
Prior to Banyan, Sarah served as a Senior Fellow with Samata Capital, an impact venture fund that provides investment capital and technical support to early stage businesses that advance opportunities for women in emerging markets. While at Samata, Sarah helped lead investment sourcing and due diligence, in addition to supporting fund strategy and operations.
Earlier in her career, Sarah was a Vice President and Senior Philanthropy Advisor with J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s Philanthropy Centre. In this role, she provided ultra-high net worth individuals and families with insights and guidance to help meet their impact goals. This included assisting in the development and implementation of charitable giving and mission-aligned investment strategies, as well as working with families on matters related to governance, succession planning, operations, and next generation engagement. Before joining The Philanthropy Centre, Sarah worked with J.P. Morgan’s Cross Border Advisory team, assisting multijurisdictional families with the development of comprehensive, estate planning strategies –including the structuring of their charitable giving.
Sarah received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she concentrated her studies in Entrepreneurship and Managerial and Organizational Behavior. While pursuing her MBA, Sarah served as a Venture Associate with Impact Engine, an impact investment fund focused on education, health, economic empowerment, and sustainability. She also spent three months living and working in Abuja, Nigeria as the Growth and Partnerships Fellow with Hello Tractor, an ag-tech start up that connects tractor owners and smallholder farmers through a farm equipment sharing application.
Sarah received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and History from Colgate University. She has also studied Spanish Language and Culture at la Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain.
Sarah lives in Chicago with her husband. She serves as Chair of the College Possible Chicago Auxiliary Board and as a member of the Board of Kinship Conservation Fellows. Her other interests include dance, musical theater, hiking in the Adirondacks, and learning to cook.