Sam Tabar: Humanitarian Capitalist

Though Sam Tabar has made his mark in the business and legal world as a savvy capital strategist, his most recent ventures have given him the guise of a humanitarian philanthropist. In 2014, Tabar invested in THINX, a women’s products company, whose goal is to send cloth sanitary pads to women in developing African nations following each pair of underwear sold.

THINX began their trajectory by making use of Kickstarter, and managed to generate over 50000 dollars in donations. Tabar, hearing word o the company via mutual friends of THINX owners, decided to invest personally into the company. He has admitted that he was not seeking out a new venture at the time, but that the company’s ideals and policies were so appealing that he could not resist lending a hand.

According to CrunchBase, Tabar received his Bachelors of Arts from Oxford University in 2000, and then transitioned to working as the Associate Editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. Shortly thereafter, Tabar moved into the corporate domain, joining the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slater, Maegher & Flom LLP as an associate. He spent the majority of his time there consulting on hedge funds and personal investment strategies. He left the firm in 2004, and began working as a Managing Director at Sparx Group, and was tasked with developing marketing strategies for the company to net high profile clients. Tabar stayed at Sparx until 2011, when he elected to join the Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Director and Head of Capital Strategy in the Oceania and Asia sector. Tabar continued to oversee fiscal policies and strategies of the company, as he had done in his previous jobs, while amassing a significant increase in investing clients for the bank. Tabar opted to leave the financial world, and return to the legal one in 2013, when he took a position as senior associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York City. He was yet again tasked with managing and advising on hedge funds.

 Tabar has continued to prove his worth no matter which sector or company he has been a part of. Additionally, his recent investment in THINX suggests that he may continue to pursue his humanitarian efforts, and tailor his future plans to assisting to finance projects that focus on helping those in need.

 

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