Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
Elena Sparling joined AI Fire in the fall of 2017 as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Her responsibilities include leading the company’s acquisition and post-merger integration efforts along with any strategic initiatives for the business. Prior to joining AI Fire, Ellie was responsible corporate strategy and program management at TOMS Shoes working with the executive team and the company’s investment partners, Bain Capital. Earlier in her career, Ellie was a Consultant at Bain & Company and an M&A investment banker at Wells Fargo Securities.
Ellie earned her MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Amherst College where she graduated cum laude. Ellie is actively involved as an Amherst alum and most recently completed a three-year term on the Trustee Nominating Committee. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys being active with her husband and two young sons.