About Us

The Sabes Foundation is managed by Chairman Robert Sabes. It was created in honor of Robert’s parents, Moe and Esther Sabes, and is supported by the entire Sabes family, including Jon, Steve, and Ross.

Robert Sabes

Robert W. Sabes, a native of Minneapolis, is an entrepreneur with over four decades of experience in a wide variety of businesses—with a focus on the food and hospitality industries. Mr. Sabes received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and began his career with his family’s institutional food service business, American Fruit and Produce Co. At American Fruit and Produce Co., Mr. Sabes served in a variety of leadership roles until its sale to Kraft Foods in 1988. Concurrent with his position at American Fruit and Produce, in 1976, Mr. Sabes founded Hospitality Plus, his first restaurant management corporation. Under Robert Sabes’ leadership, Hospitality Plus developed, owned, and operated numerous restaurant concepts including brand names such as the Rainbow Cafe, Freight House, Ground Round, Filberts, Plums, Bruegger’s Bagels, and Annie’s Parlor, just to name a few.
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Janet Sabes

Janet F. Sabes, wife of Robert Sabes, is a Minnesota native who grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her parents and family are Norwegian descendants who originally settled in Jackson, Minnesota at the turn of the century. Mrs. Sabes graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, lived in California, and held a variety of jobs before getting married to Robert Sabes.
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Steve Sabes

Steven F. Sabes is currently the cofounder and Chief Operating Officer of FOXO Technologies, a molecular biotechnology company that is modernizing the longevity insurance industry. As cofounder of GWG Holdings, Inc., a NASDAQ company with assets in excess of 2B, he served in several leadership positions, including Board Member of GWG Holdings, Inc. Prior to GWG, Mr. Sabes was a founder and manager of several family-owned financial asset companies that originated and serviced assets in excess of 1.5B.
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Jon Sabes

Jon R. Sabes is the founder and CEO of FOXO Technologies, a leader in modernizing the longevity insurance industry with molecular biotechnology. Prior to FOXO, Mr. Sabes served as founder and CEO of GWG Holdings, Inc., where he led the company growth and expansion from startup to assets of $1.6 billion and a $525 million market capitalization.
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