Sam Tabar’s newest position is Chief Financial Officer (CFO)of Awearable Apparel, which he holds concurrently with his job as chief operating officer at FullCycle Energy, a company that refits electric generation plants to burn solid waste instead of fossil fuels. Awearable Apparel manufactures children’s clothing with built-in safety devices that alerts parents or caregivers if a child wanders off. Lost children are easily found without a cell phone or subscription to a service. As CFO, being responsible for Awearable Apparel‘s business strategy is ideal for Sam Tabar since it is a skill he honed while working as a managing director at Sparx Group, where he also worked on global marketing initiatives and investor relations. His newest employer is a startup, so Tabar will also be responsible for capital fund raising.
Always looking for a new challenge, Tabar is a contributor to Huffington Post‘s website in addition to holding to two distinguished positions. He will offer commentary on financial and legal news. Like Awearable Apparel, the Huffington Post will benefit from Sam Tabar’s legal and capital strategy skills and experience dealing with high net worth investors. Tabar is known for offering practical, down-to-earth advice and for simplifying the complex world of investing. For example, last year Tabar recommended commodity trading, a volatile sector, which he cautioned novice investors to avoid. He suggested investing in social startups instead, as well as telling casual investors to diversify their portfolio.
About Sam Tabar
Tabar is also a prominent attorney and advisor with degrees from Oxford, where he graduated with honors, and Columbia University. Sam maintains a membership with the New York state bar. Tabar was always interested in finance, in addition to law. After graduating, Tabar worked for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, a prestigious New York City law firm, and Schulte, Roth & Zabel before taking a position as Head of Capital Strategy at Merrill Lynch, where he found potential institutional investors and then introduced them to fund managers in the Asia-Pacific region. Fortunately, speaking Japanese is one of Tabar’s many accomplishments. While working for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Tabar was the hedge fund liaison for Hong Kong-based PMA Investment Advisors, which was managed by the law firm.
As an investor, Sam Tabar is interested in start-ups. including Thinx, which sells women’s underwear that replace feminine hygiene products for menstruation. The company uses the profits to donate sanitary supplies for women and girls in Africa. Find Sam Tabar on social media, including Twitter, Facebook and his SlideShare page.