Sarah Carnes

Chief Executive Officer / Managing Partner


  • Goal- and data-focused marketing
  • Inbound strategy
  • Project management
  • General whip-cracking

Hometown: Quimby, IA

Alma Mater: Luther College

Favorite Car: Old Blue, the beloved Ford farm truck from her childhood

When her Luther College classmate John Meyer called and asked if she would consider the move to become chief operating officer at 9 Clouds in 2012, Sarah decided to take a chance. 9 Clouds had three employees when she joined, and now she is CEO of this thriving company with an amazing team of more than a dozen people.

Sarah spends her days helping the team deliver high-quality, data-focused online marketing however she can. She continues to manage the team to push the boundaries of the strategies and tactics we provide our clients. Sarah is passionate about creating an innovative and supportive culture that produces thoughtful and goal-oriented work.

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