Some people are lucky to have found their career path early in life. Looking back at Sam Tabar’s career choices, it could be argued that he’s had a passion for the fund management industry since he was a child. He has spent much of his career in that profession and doesn’t seem to be bringing that career to an end anytime soon.
When talking about Sam’s career, it would be a gross injustice not to mention he was once Head of Capital Strategy for Merrill Lynch; also referred to as Bank of America. As Head, he was responsible for providing fund managers with targeted introduction to their institutional investors. Their investors would be clientele comprised of endowments, foundations, pensions, fund of funds, and family offices, big and small. He also partook in consulting on operational and legal matters. He even helped build the office teams that ran the front and back offices.
Prior to sharpening his specialized skills, he was Co-Head of Marketing for Sparx Group. This is where he got his first taste of working on a global scale. Sparx Group (PMA) is the largest independent fund in Asia Pacific. Sam managed all facets of their global marketing efforts. He also holds to college degrees; one Masters of Law, he earned from Columbia Law School and a Bachelor of Arts, he earned from Oxford University. While at Columbia, he was also the editor of their Business Law Journal. But his law focus passion is not behind him, as he is still a member of the New York State Bar.
Early this year, Sam Tabar was named the new COO of FullCycle Energy Fund. This is a great achievement in Sam’s professional life. As COO, it will be Sam’s responsibility to oversee the company’s fund management strategy. This is not something that is new to Sam; he’s been overseeing fund management strategies ever since he left Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate, and Flom, a law firm he once worked for. Sam also hopes to further explore eco-friendly fuels.