Performance Improvement | Sara O'Reilly
Sara O'Reilly
Chief Operating Officer
Performance Improvement | Sara O'Reilly
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20+ years of experience helping companies be more efficient and effective through designing and delivering strategic and operational initiatives
Seasoned strategic adviser and change architect with expertise across talent and operations strategy
Significant international and domestic experience leading organization optimization strategies to deliver business impact
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Sara O’Reilly is the Chief Operating Officer for the East Region with A&M's Corporate Performance Improvement group. She is a seasoned strategic adviser and change architect with more than 20 years of experience in operational and talent strategy and execution. She has significant international and domestic experience leading organization optimization strategies to deliver business impact.

Ms. O'Reilly has a proven track record of driving change through partnering with executives to reduce costs and optimize performance. She designs and delivers change including turnaround initiatives, leads multidimensional project teams, aligns leadership around strategic imperatives, influences across matrix organizations, and optimizes business processes.

Ms. O'Reilly has served in multiple capacities within professional services organizations including operational, strategic and management roles. Prior to working in professional services, she held roles in utilities, healthcare, the federal government and retail organizations. Her professional services clients have included Deloitte Consulting, Fortress, Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro, Lloyds TSB, the British Broadcasting Corporation and Reliant Energy. She has lived and worked in the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium.

Ms. O'Reilly currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the East Region and the Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) practices of Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement, where she has responsibility for financial, talent, business development and deployment operations within the practices, driving strategic change and helping grow the business profitably.

She is on the East Region and CTS Executive Committee. She previously led strategic initiatives and managed day-to-day operations of Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Inclusion initiative, with more than 17,000 consulting professionals across the U.S., Mexico and India. She also provided strategic guidance to the Executive Committee on aspects of talent strategy. As Chief Operating Officer at National Women's Initiative (WIN), she was responsible for executive-level talent strategy and operational optimization.

She was also responsible for coordination and strategic alignment of 15 associated gender initiatives across multiple CXO / profit and loss (P&L) owners. Ms. O'Reilly has also managed complex merger and acquisitions engagements including integrations, carve-outs and startups. She has run overall program management of information technology (IT), human resources (HR) and finance work streams.