Update: August 25th 2016
Sam Tabar has made some pretty major career moves in the past few months. Including his appointment as the COO of FullCycle Energy Fund. Sam has also been made the CFO of Awearable Apparel. Both companies cite his expertise in financial matters, in both the legal and business world, as the major reason for his appointment.
Sam Tabar is an outstanding senior attorney and capital strategist based in New York, who has a wealth of experience in fund-raising, business development and legal affairs. He is skilled in the following areas; management, civil and commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, legal research, corporate law, legal writing as well as due diligence. He graduated from Oxford University with Honors in Bachelor of Arts and proceeded to Columbia University for a law degree. While in Columbia, he was associate editor of Columbia Business Law Review. Upon completing his law degree, he joined Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meager and Flom LLP, New York as an associate in September 2001.
His major roles at Skadden included; dealing with regulation and compliance, private placement and employment, counseling clients on hedge fund formation and structure and dealing with investment management agreements and side letters. In September 2004, Tabar left Skadden and joined SPARX Group/PMA Investment Advisors, in Hong Kong where he rose the ranks to become managing director and co-head of business development. His major roles at SPARX were managing all global marketing as well as dealing with investor relations for a hedge fund worth 2 billion USD. His achievements at SPARX include providing a personal Rolodex of more than 2000 potential investors and an additional 400 introductions. He also managed to raise assets of about 1.2 billion USD. His close working relationship with the founding partners and CEO enabled this notable achievement. Another major achievement at SPARX was creating and implementing a marketing plan for high family offices and high net worth clients as well.
After a celebrated career at SPARX, Tabar joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Hong Kong/New York in February 2010.Here he was the director and head of Capital Strategy for Asia-Pacific Region. His duties here were to provide counsel to hedge fund investors and to connect the investors with useful networks such as with foundations, endowments, and pensions. Another of his duties was to help in managing capital allocations cycle between investors and those managing their funds. Tabar’s notable achievement at Bank of America was to build a Rolodex of more than 1250 investors. Tabar’s excellent foresight enabled the company to avoid many poorly managed funds. In September 2012, Tabar joined Adanac LLC, BVI as the director. Here he invested in properties and start-ups. One of his investments is THINX a startup company that supports women in America and Africa. THINX provides sanitary solutions for women in developing countries specializing in underwear designed for mensuration and incontinence.
Buying one fashionable undergarment provides a reusable sanitary pad for a woman in Africa. The success of the company was attributed to a kick starter campaign and crowd-funding for sources. Another is Verboten. Later in 2013, he joined Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP, New York as a senior associate. Here he dealt with hedge funds mainly providing counsel on how to form hedge funds, their structure as well as regulation, compliance, side letters and forming investment agreements. In March 2014, he left the firm. Tabar is fluent in English and French and has a functional knowledge of Japanese. He is currently the chief operating officer at Full cycle fund where he is involved legal affairs, raising capital and dealing with tax related issues. His hobbies include ballroom dancing and rowing, as well as music. He also makes his own amateur videos and posts them on Vimeo, usually of different aspects of nature. Sam can also be found on Twitter as well.