Sam Tabar has changed career focus many times in the financial world from legal, to asset management, seed funding and now energy investing. He recently accepted the Chief Operating Officer position at FullCycle Energy Fund, an alternative energy holdings company that works with both public and private sector energy initiatives.
Tabar will bring his knowledge of investment strategies and international marketing to the company and help spread the message of how profitable waste-to-energy investments can be. He’ll be working with CEO Ibrahim Al Houssini and Managing Partner Caitlin Sparks at this firm. FullCycle Energy Fund is also backed by the Clinton Global Initiative and several other clean energy foundations.
According to Bloomberg, Sam Tabar’s original goal was to join the ranks of famous corporate lawyers at the outset of his career. He studied liberal arts at Oxford University and then attended law school at Columbia University where he also contributed to the Columbia Law Review.
He was hired at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher, Flom & Associates upon graduating Columbia and he became experienced in corporate law. He especially knew how to cater to hedge fund clients and had tremendous knowledge of SEC regulations that Sparx PMA Group asked him to come join their management team only three years into his law career.
Sam Tabar stayed at Sparx/PMA for about 8 years starting out as a general counsel, and then moving up to Managing Director and Head of Marketing. Tabar made institutional investors the primary target of PMA, and most of the funds he managed dealt with included endowments, scholarships and foundation funds.
He helped grow the company’s assets under management into the billions and his legal knowledge helped guide them through complex situations. According to Angel.co, Sam Tabar continued catering to the billionaire investors when he moved on to Merrill Lynch and became the Manager of their Capital Strategy division.
Tabar only stayed with Merrill Lynch for one year and decided to quit the grind of investment banking. He became interested in investing in startup companies including an international women’s lingerie company known as SheThinx.
He considered once again becoming a lawyer and joined Schulte & Roth, but decided to leave that profession again one year later. He has big plans currently for FullCycle Energy Fund.