Who is Sam Tabar?

Sam Tabar is not a house hold name yet. This is not surprising given that he works with a variety of companies and start ups. He began his career at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. The company is a law firm, and quite prestigious. Tabar joined the firm after graduation in 2001 from Columbia Law School which About.me notes. His career making moves there included counseling on hedge fund formations and employment issues, with a variety of other issues. He left the company in 2004, despite his budding legal career in the company. From law, he went to high fiance.

After leaving Skadden, Tabar went to PMA Investment Advisers. This particular company is based out of Hong Kong as a division of Sparx Group Co. He started as a counsel, but it quickly became something more. He was promoted to the managing director and co-head of business development. In this position, he was able to work with hedge funds of up to $2 billion, and he made a name for himself with it. During his time there, he was able to raise $1.2 billion in assets for PMA.

In February 2011, he made another career jump. This time, he joined the Merrill Lynch branch of the Bank of America. His position here was the director and head of capital strategy. The role extended him the ability to make counsel available to clients in the Asia-Pacific region of the company. When he left this role, he came back to legal work and joined Schulte, Roth, & Zabel LLP.

His personal life is a little more guarded. He enjoys hosting events, parties, and helping others out with their start up companies. After leaving Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP in 2014 – his final exit from the legal world – he began helping others. The current recipient of his backing is a start up called THINX.

THINX is a company that has quite a unique take on helping those who cannot afford something. Women in Uganda cannot afford high quality feminine hygiene products. Many are forced to stay home when they have their period because they cannot find anything to allow them to go out. THINX gives a Ugandan woman seven reusable and washable cloth pads. These allow the women to go out during their period.  He’s also been all about helping the children of Africa with his own charitable initiative.

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