FullCycle Energy Fund is based in Los Angeles and is a leading investor in technologies that convert waste to energy in order to bring in more jobs to the energy sector while at the same time creating a greener environment. They recently had the pleasure of bringing a new member to their executive board.
The new member is Sam Tabar, a former attorney and investment banker who is now FullCycle Energy’s Chief Operating Officer. In this new role Sam Tabar will be responsible for managing the company’s assets and bringing in new investors into the company’s portfolio. Tabar certainly has had experience marketing investment services to individuals with a lengthy resume he has to his name.
According to Bloomberg, Sam Tabar looked to be heading to a career as an established attorney at the outset. He attended Oxford University where he studied liberal arts, and then decided to go into law and attended Columbia University’s law school in New York.
He was also an editor for the Columbia Law Review journal while working on his J.D. Tabar started out at Skadden and its partners law firm where he became an expert in tax issues, overseas investments and accounts, underwriting and SEC-related matters for hedge fund clients.
He was starting to make a name for himself in corporate law, but this career became put on hold when Sparx Group came calling and asked him to join their PMA company based in Asia.
Tabar began 8 years in the hedge fund advisory business when he started at PMA, and he was promoted from general counsel to Head of Business Development. The assets under management at PMA grew significantly by $1.2 billion during Tabar’s time there and some of Asia’s most notable corporate executives chose PMA as their portfolio manager.
From PMA, Sam Tabar moved to the large ranks of Merrill Lynch where he continued to market to institutional clients and help clients manage funds in pensions, family foundations, institutional grants and other gifts.
Tabar left investment banking and decided to become a venture capital investor. He did briefly join a law firm again at Schulte & Roth, but he decided not to pursue it anymore in 2014. But Tabar is pleased to be a part of the team at FullCycle Energy Fund.