INSIDE SABER MANAGEMENT
David A. Sullivan has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the funeral and cemetery business. Mr. Sullivan formed Saber Management, LLC in January 1998, and to this day serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer and is directly involved in all aspects of running the company. In 2001 the Company earned the prestigious distinction of being honored as the number one fastest growing Company in Indianapolis by the Indianapolis Business Journal. The subsequent year Mr. Sullivan was a finalist for the Ernst and Young's Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Mr. Sullivan attended the University of Virginia ("UVA") on a football scholarship and was a 3-year starter on the team. He graduated from UVA with a Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Educational Psychology. During his college football days, Mr. Sullivan established career records for receptions, yardage and touchdowns. Those records held and were unbroken for more than 20 years. In addition to his record setting, Mr. Sullivan was selected to play on the Blue/Gray and Senior Bowl All Star teams which recognize the country's top college football talents.
This outstanding college Wide Receiver was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1973. After a couple of years with the Browns, Mr. Sullivan signed with the Denver Broncos where his football career was cut short by a knee injury in 1976.
Mr. Sullivan decided to apply his competitive spirit to the world of business and chose to pursue a sales career in the death care industry. He joined Gibraltar Mausoleum Corporation ("Gibraltar"), in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1977 and rose to the position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During his 18 years with Gibraltar he was instrumental in building a sales organization that was recognized by many as one of the finest in the funeral and cemetery industry.
Through Mr. Sullivan's leadership, Saber Management has become a leader in the death care field with a reputation of effective sales leadership, while being compassionate and caring when dealing with families. His positive outlook and strong character have been a source of inspiration for those who work with him daily and to all Saber employees.
David and his wife, Sara, reside in Central Indiana and enjoy their family times with their 5 children: 3 school age children and 2 adult children. Mr. Sullivan still enjoys football but as a spectator at the Indianapolis Colts games.