John A. Sabo

President and CEO, Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace

John serves as the President and CEO of Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), a not-for-profit group procurement sourcing partner organization that serves the Ontario Education (School Board, College and University) sectors as well as other Broader Public Sector and Not-for-Profit organizations in Ontario, Canada. OECM currently facilitates over $200 million of annual collaborative spend amongst its partner customers and is targeting annual collaborative spend of $2.0 billion.

Prior to joining OECM, John served as the Treasurer and Associate Director of Corporate Services for the York Catholic District School Board, an organization he had been with since 1984. At the School Board he was responsible for the leadership, coordination, and effective operation of the Corporate Services Division and the support services offered through the Budget and Audit, Purchasing, Accounting, Payroll and Benefits, Facilities and Accommodation, Planning, Environmental, Transportation and the Administrative Services Departments of the Board. In addition, he provided support and oversight to the Information Systems and Human Resources Departments of the School Board.

John currently serves as a Board Director on the Southlake Regional Health Centre Hospital Board in a governance oversight role as Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance, Finance and Property, and Community Awareness Committees of the Board.

John previously served as a Director on the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Administration Corporation Board for 13 years, having served on all committees of the Board as well as in various leadership roles including Chair of the Board, Chair of the Audit Committee, Vice-Chair of the Board, and Chair of the Global Strategic Investment Alliance. John also previously served as a Board Director of OECM in various capacities including Chair of the Audit and Resources Committee and Vice-Chair of the Board.

John was a founding member and an executive Board Director and vice-chair of both the Ontario School Boards Financing Corporation and the Catholic School Boards Services Association. As well as being actively involved in various Provincial school board business and finance committees and task forces, he was also a founding member and first chair of Council of Senior Business Officials of Ontario.

John is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Chartered Accountant designation. He has also earned and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, a Master’s Degree in Financial Accountability, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, a Chartered Director designation and an Audit Committee Certified designation.