Cara France is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Sage Group (formerly Sage Consulting Associates). She has built her 20+ year career on a passion for understanding business needs and delivering results. Now in her ninth year as CEO, Cara and her team have grown The Sage Group into an award-winning professional services firm that provides marketing & business consultants and contractors to leading Bay Area companies.
Under her leadership, Sage has been recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in America by Inc Magazine in 2009 and one of the Largest Bay Area Women-Owned Businesses by the San Francisco Business Times in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Cara was awarded Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 by the Women’s Initiative where she received Special Congressional Recognition from Nancy Pelosi. In 2012, Cara was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Winning Women award.
Prior to The Sage Group, Cara gained deep business acumen in management, marketing and strategic consulting positions at companies including Intuit, Charles Schwab, Sun Microsystems, Instill Corporation, and Oliver Wyman Consulting.
She is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Watermark’s Women CEO Forum (www.wearewatermark.org), and a Board Member and Treasurer of Impact A Village (www.impactavillage.org). Cara has a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Stanford University. She resides in the Bay Area with her husband Scott and their six-year old twins, Tandara & Gabriel.
Cara loves the Bay Area because:
of the eclectic culture, the entrepreneurial spirit, the extraordinary nature, and the amazing food scene
Cara can’t live without:
her family, yoga and morning smoothies