Sara Phillips
Strategic InvestmentsFifth Third Capital
Sara Phillips is a principal in the Acquisitions and Strategic Investments group, where she invests equity capital in strategically-relevant fintech companies and works closely with lines of business to create tangible value and drive innovation. Sara has led a series of strategic fintech investments, ranging from early venture to growth equity investments. Prior to her fintech focus, she was a principal in the Private Equity group and led diligence on private equity and venture investment opportunities on behalf of the bank.

Before joining Fifth Third, Ms. Phillips worked in Los Angeles in middle-market mergers and acquisitions, where she was engaged in deal origination, financial modeling, company valuation, deal syndication, and related activities for sell side transactions. Prior to investment banking, she worked in the institutional subadvised asset group at AllianceBernstein in New York. Sara has an MBA in Finance from Loyola Marymount University and a BA in Economics and Psychology from Amherst College