Sam Tabar: Taking Charge
In almost any line of work, there are people who merely show up and collect a paycheck for making little if any contribution to the business. Then, there are others who walk into a room and instantly take charge of any situation, using their talents and experience to reach unprecedented levels of success. One of these people is Sam Tabar, who with his legal and financial training and experience has risen to heights in the financial industry that others have never thought possible.
Graduating with Honors first from Oxford University and then Columbia School of Law, Sam immediately set himself apart from the pack by taking more than a passing interest in financial investments. Fascinated with hedge funds, Sam learned all he could and his risen to financial manager extraordinaire. Tabar recently received recognitoon from CNBC for his business-savvy investment strategies for 2015. from After college, he became an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher and Flom, one of the world’s most well-known law firms. Specializing in financial matters, Sam advised clients from all over the world on such matters as hedge fund formation and structure, regulatory issues and management agreements. Working at Skadden until 2004, Sam proved to be an invaluable part of the firm who made quite an impression on his partners and clients.
Yet with his interest in hedge funds, it was clear Sam had bigger and better things waiting for him. After leaving Skadden, he joined PMA Investment Advisors and was quickly promoted to Managing Director and Head of Business Development. This is where Sam was able to combine his outstanding financial skills with his excellent interpersonal skills to create a win-win situation for everyone. Developing key strategic marketing plans for a hedge fund worth $2 billion, Sam began a non-stop investor relations effort targeting not only individual investors but also institutional investors and other high net-worth investors. As a result of his tireless work, he was able to build up a file of more than 2,000 potential qualified investors as well as another 400 who were worthy of introductions to the hedge fund.
However, what makes Sam truly stand out from others is the ease at which he is a true Renaissance man in today’s complex world. Along with his remarkable talents in the legal and financial fields, Sam also has a penchant for world travel and learning all he can about people, places and things. To enhance his travels and help him in the boardroom, he has learned to speak not only fluent French, but Japanese as well. Because he has worked with many clients in the Asia-Pacific region, his understanding of the language and culture has been of tremendous help in landing and finalizing many business deals. Despite the many complexities evident in today’s world, Sam Tabar continues to prove that a man who has determination, intelligence and a passion for life will always rise to the top.