Executive Board Bio – John Saboor

John Saboor

John Saboor

Executive Director, Head of Partnerships, Full Sail University

John P. Saboor is the Executive Director, Head of Partnerships at Full Sail University. Previously, Saboor served as the Executive Vice President of Special Events at WWE. As a recognized leader in driving business strategies and outcomes, Saboor brings over 30 years of knowledge and experience in relationship building, partnership development, and moreto this new role .


Saboor will spearhead the attraction of targeted relationships with some of world’s most successful and notable brands with a focus on creating long-term partnerships offering ongoing employment opportunities for Full Sail alumni and collaboration across the university at large. This newly created position builds upon Full Sail’s previous successes and underscores the university’s ongoing commitment to its graduates. The university currently boasts a team of over 90 professionals dedicated to offering Career Development Services to its students and graduates. With a philosophy centered on the value in creative thinking and the importance of hands-on experience, Full Sail emphasizes problem-solving, learning by doing, and empowering students to generate their own concepts and ideas, thus creating tomorrow’s workforce today.


Widely known as a seasoned sports and entertainment executive, John Saboor joined WWE in 2008 after working with the Greater Orlando Sports Commission (formerly the Central Florida Sports Commission) for nearly 15 years. As the Executive Vice President of Special Events, John was charged with developing partnerships with both public & private leaders throughout North America for the presentation of WrestleMania. His responsibilities included working with internal/external stakeholders to grow WWE’s largest annual event into week-long series of events with an average of 175,000 attendees from all 50 states and over 50 countries. Saboor worked in a similar role to help create incremental growth for other of WWE’s major events including SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, Survivor Series and Tribute to the Troops, an annual celebration created to entertain members of the United States Armed Forces. Saboor was also instrumental in helping to create and manage the 10-plus year partnership between WWE and Full Sail University.