From the beginning of a career spanning more than 40 years, Dave Sabey has sought out people with a fresh perspective, an inspired vision and a relentless sense of purpose. Among his earliest developments were building Boeing Electronics clean rooms, constructing ADP’s first data center, building and owning one of McCaw Cellular’s first switches, developing facilities for Exodus Communications, provider of the world’s first internet colocation services — even Starbucks‘ first external roasting plant— all were breaking new ground in industries of world-wide importance.
Today, that trend continues both through real estate development and investment with a particular focus on high performance data centers, health care and life science research, and communications. From IT efficiencies and technology platforms dedicated to solving some of the hardest problems facing health care and life science, Mr. Sabey is passionate about promoting ideas that positively change the world.
Sabey Healthcare holdings include MultiScale Health Networks, a software venture co-founded with Providence Health & Services and Jim Harding, a former Vice President of Technology for Amazon. MultiScale’s mission is to develop technology platform services for Life Sciences & Health Care and to optimize hyper-computational applications and cloud services designed specifically for major hospitals. Mr. Sabey is also Chairman of the Board for the renowned Institute for Systems Biology, founded by Dr. Leroy Hood and now an affiliate of Providence St. Joseph Health.
Mr. Sabey is also founder of the Seattle Science Foundation, which was established to foster the collaboration of medical scientists, practitioners and engineers through high-bandwidth transmissions while sharing some of the world’s most sophisticated skill sets. Through the Foundation and his work with some of medical technology’s most creative and productive thought leaders, Mr. Sabey is helping to advance a global health care network with Seattle as a central node.
Mr. Sabey and his wife, Sandy, have three children, two of whom work in the family business.