In order to understand how Sam Tabar made it to the top of his industry as a chief operating officer, you have to go all the way back to when he was getting his start in the fund management industry.
When Sam Tabar was head of capital strategy for a company called Merrill Lynch, he provided all the Bank of America fund managers with focused introductions to those institutional investors like foundations, endowments, pensions, family offices, and fund of funds. Sam Tabar would consult on legalities, operations, and building back both front office teams.
Before Sam Tabar got his start with Merill Lynch, he was the co-head of the marketing department for Sparx Group, publically traded as PMA. The reason this is so important to the story, this was the largest independent fund in all of Asia Pacific. In his new role, Sam Tabar managed and then worked all facets of the global marketing effort.
Sam Tabar spent several years as a lawyer for Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom, then moved on to another law firm called Schulte, Roth & Zabel. Mr. Tabar now holds a masters of law degree from Columbia Law School as well as a bachelor of arts degree from Oxford University. Sam Tabar was editor of Columbia’s Business Law Journal, today he is still an active member of the New York State bar association.
In order to get a better understanding of how Sam Tabar skyrocketed his career from fund manager to the chief operating officer, one only needs to look back on some of the things that happened to him while he was still a private investor. Mr. Tabar was always in the right place at the right time. Case in point, he was one of the earliest investors in the company Tribute and SheThinx. This company later went on to change the way that the world looks at and utilizes feminine hygiene products. Their social mission to empower women appealed to Mr. Tabar, he picked up on this and was at the forefront of this companies rise through the ranks with a global audience.