Vice President, Strategy and M&A
Elena Sparling joined AI Fire in the fall of 2017 as the Vice President of Strategy and M&A. 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, Elena 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, Elena was a Consultant at Bain & Company and an M&A investment banker at Wells Fargo Securities.
Elena 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. Elena is actively involved as an Amherst alum and most recently completed a three-year term on the Trustee Nominating Committee. In her spare time, Elena enjoys being active with her husband and two young sons.