Operating Advisor, Toronto
As an Operating Advisor to OMERS Growth Equity, Saar works with investment and management teams to assess new investments and execute value creation initiatives.
Until 2018, Saar spent 18 years at CDI Technologies—including 12 years as CEO. In 2010, Saar led a management buyout of the company, and three years later sold majority control of CDI to HIG Growth Partners (a US private equity firm that specializes in acquiring high growth businesses), while retaining a significant minority equity interest. During his time at CDI, Saar led the business through three acquisitions, two re-financings and helped grow revenue and the number of employees by more than 10x.
Saar has an MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University, where he graduated as an Ivey Scholar, and a BA in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier where he graduated on the Dean’s List.
Saar loves to read (actual books, not on his iPhone), finds politics terrifying and fascinating, and economics engrossing. When not working, you can find Saar travelling the world with his wife and two kids.
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Managing Director, Head of Growth EquityToronto