Sara Hilliard

Chief Operating Officer, Q Wealth Partners

As the Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Partner at Q Wealth Partners, Sara brings her long- established reputation as an experienced operator to drive sustainable change for the rapidly growing national portfolio manager.  In addition to leading many of Q Wealth’s departments, she is driving the women partner initiative to bring thought-leadership and innovation to encourage more women
financial advisors to become portfolio managers.

Throughout her 25-year career in financial services, she has held progressively senior roles focusing on strategy, product management, technology, operations & communications.   She contributed to market-leading positions for IFDS and State Street Bank Luxembourg, as well as overseeing the doubling of assets for iA Wealth with the HollisWealth acquisition. Additionally, she has contributed to the growth plans for several wealth-tech companies in their start-up phase.

Over the past several years, Hilliard led the Public Affairs Committee for IFIC, was a member of Fundserv’s Fund Company Advisory Council and the Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers and delivered the Disrupter in Action Winning Pitch at the 2020 CAASA Family Office Conference. She has an MBA from Rockhurst University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Mathematics with honours from Missouri State University.