An accomplished professional in the fields of finance, business development, and law, among others, Jon Sabes studied accounting and economics at the University of Colorado. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Accounting, he proceeded to the University of Minnesota Law School. Jon Sabes received numerous honors while studying law and served as an assistant to Professor Edward S. Adams. Subsequently, he graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor. Over the course of his career, he has held membership in professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, among others.
Utilizing his financial expertise and extensive experience, Jon Sabes has made a career out of structuring billions for his many businesses. In his current position as the CEO of GWG Holdings, Inc., he conceptualizes and acts on strategies that further the company's standing, approves and maintains an elite executive team, oversees the firm's financial affairs, manages marketing efforts, and nurtures the company's growth. Mr. Sabes co-founded the company by drawing on the initial support of a European Money Center Bank.
Jon Sabes strives to keep GWG growing in the niche opportunity known as the secondary market of life insurance. Since co-founding the life-insurance-focused company in 2006, he has acquired more than $1.5 billion in life insurance policy benefits. His work also includes closing on revolving credit company deals, such as one for $250 million and another for $100 million, as well as publicly registering $250 million in secured debt offerings.
Outside of work, Jon Sabes enjoys spending time with his children and participating in athletic endurance events. He also serves on the boards of charitable foundations, such as Saving Children, Building Families.