FullCycle Energy Fund recently hired legal and financial expert, Sam Tabar to become their chief operating officer. FullCycle Energy Fund is a firm that invests client funds in alternative energy vehicles and new environmental procedures. The initiative is to transform older power plants and fossil fuel companies into cleaner energy production units at lower cost, and transform waste into non-polluting fuel. Tabar will be tasked with managing the firm’s budget and strategic planning. This is another big step in Sam Tabar’s financial career, which began nearly 15 years ago.
Sam Tabar has studied both law and economics holding degrees from Oxford University in the UK, and Columbia’s law school where he was editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. After completing his studies he joined the law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meager & Flom LLP based in New York City where his practice consisted of corporate finance advising and compliance. Many of his clients were hedge fund managers, investment banks, and fortune 500 executives. Tabar decided to leave law practice and become a hedge fund manager himself, so he joined PMA/Sparx Group in 2001, a Hong Kong company whose clients were institutional investors and large corporations in the billionaire category. He managed the firm’s strategic global marketing division, and grew assets under management to $1.2 billion.
Tabar moved from PMA to Merrill Lynch’s Asia/Pacific division where he also targeted global corporate clients and managed hedge funds for foundations, scholarships, and private pensions. As Director of Capital Strategy, he was put in charge of the allocation cycle process between investors and their fund managers. By the time Tabar had left Merrill Lynch, the bank had grown its Asia/Pacific rolodex to over 1,250 new accredited investors.
Sam Tabar left the hedge fund industry in 2012 to go into venture capital supply at Adanac LLC where he’s helped sponsor business startups, including Thinx and Verboten. He briefly started practicing law again for a New York-based firm, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP where he also counseled corporate clients and hedge fund managers, but left in 2014. He will now be tackling new challenges as FullCycle Energy Fund’s COO. Be sure to follow Sam’s social media, including his Facebook page, and his SoundCloud where he shares the odd podcast here and there.