Saar leads Edtech and Fintech investing for OMERS. He works with investment and management teams to assess new investments and execute value creation initiatives. He joined OMERS Growth Equity in 2019, initially as an Operating Advisor.
From 2000 to 2018, Saar was at CDI Technologies — (now known as Bluum) 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 H.I.G Growth Partners, 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.
Saar has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business 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.