Sarah Gates is the VP of Research at the International Institute for Analytics in Portland, Oregon. In this role, Sarah oversees IIA’s research direction and manages a faculty of leading experts and practitioners within the field of analytics, producing high quality, leading edge insights to IIA clients in multiple vertical industries. At IIA, Sarah delivers thought leadership on analytic program development and techniques, aiding clients to advance their use of analytics to improve business outcomes. Prior to joining IIA, Sarah worked for 20 years in a variety of financial, analytical and operational leadership positions in business and citizen facing organizations in Oregon State Government. Sarah holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and an MBA from Willamette University in Statistics and Quantitative Methods.