Sarah MacDonald, Senior Associate

Sarah MacDonald - Senior-Consultant - Carlson-AlightSarah joined the Carlson Management Consulting team in September of 2019. She brings to the Carlson team 20+ years of corporate finance experience in both accounting and FP&A. In her previous role at Unilever, Sarah managed Strategic Planning and Supply Chain Finance for Ben & Jerry’s. Her key areas of focus were budgeting, reporting, planning, export markets, process improvements, and 3 SAP integrations. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire with a focus on Accounting.


  • Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Strategic planning
  • Supply chain finance
  • International
  • Variance analysis
  • Leadership and mentoring

Experience Prior to Carlson:

  • Unilever/Ben & Jerry’s — Strategic Planning Manager & Finance Manager
  • Trapp Family Lodge – Finance Director
  • New Balance Athletic Shoes – Finance Manager