Senior Vice President, Sales
Hi, I am John Sanders … I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. I graduated from St. Louis University High School and attended Western Illinois University on an athletic scholarship graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Marketing. I started my professional career with Moore Business Forms in Sales & Sales Management for seven years prior to founding my own print, promo and marketing services company, SWM Inc. “The SWM Team!” After 25 successful years, I merged SWM with RBO and the company was re-branded as RBO Printlogistix. After 10+ years performing many roles at RBO including Vice President of Sales, Marketing, E-Commerce and Business Development, I decided to move on and am happy to have joined Gabriel Group in my role as Senior Vice President of Sales.
When I am not in the office, I enjoy sports, staying involved with charitable organizations, music and my family. Following my playing days, I went on to coach soccer at the select level (Lou Fusz Boys S.C.), a high school team (Parkway North Varsity Boys), American Legion baseball (Creve Coeur Post 397) and collegiate level baseball (UMSL and Metro Collegiate). I am also involved in several nonprofits as a board member, volunteer and sponsor including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Backstoppers, Autism Speaks, Haven House, The Adoption Exchange and Ronald McDonald House. I also enjoy a great concert (#BruceSpringsteen) and a good glass of wine! My wife, Kathie, and I have two grown sons, Scott and Mark as well as one grandson, Paxon.
My first job was as a carhop at Steak n Shake…and NO…I did not wear roller skates!!!
As a child, I wanted to grow up to be a professional baseball player.