Our Purpose & Our People

With an unwavering mission to affect transformational change, Tenbar Group was founded to support, advise and advance growth companies and investors in the impact space.

Our Mission

Our mission is to guide our clients through their impact journeys and help them generate value that is as impactful to their bottom line as it is to the planet.

Our Purpose

Tenbar Group combines bold, creative thinking with practical solutions to empower ambitious leaders to make the world a better place.

Barnet Sherman

Senior Managing Partner


Passionate in his belief that entrepreneurship can have a transformative, positive impact in communities, Mr. Sherman founded The Tenbar Group in 2016 to advise to mission-driven startups and their investors. Consulting to numerous impact startups on fundraising, operations, and growth strategies, he draws on his over 30 years of institutional investor experience building and managing multibillion dollar funds at Morgan Stanley and TIAA as well as Braintree Capital, a hedge fund he founded. He takes pride in having analyzed, negotiated, and financed businesses and projects benefitting dozens of communities nationwide.

He is an Eagle Scout as well as a life-time member of the Eagle Scout Association. He currently holds Director seats on Boards for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Mr. Sherman earned his undergraduate degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where he was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. His Master’s in Public Administration is from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Story & Narrative

As a Senior Contributor to Forbes.com for over 10 years, Mr. Sherman follows investing and the capital markets. With over 100 articles with several “Editor’s Pick” commendations, he is widely regarded as a subject matter expert in his field. His thinking has been sought by and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, INC, Chronical of Higher Education, Businessweek, Barron’s, and CNBC. In addition to being an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance and Accounting at Boston University, he is a frequently invited guest lecturer at numerous colleges and Universities.

In addition to his professional writing, Mr. Sherman is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. With performances in film, on stage, in print, and in commercials, he get to apply his training from John Strasberg Creative Studios, Second City Improv, and Shakespeare & Co.

Data & Software Engineering Professionals

Chen Li

Chen Li is currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree through a joint program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Business and the School of Engineering. At MIT, she designed the MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science at the MITx Digital Learning Lab. Her research interest is focused on data science, machine learning, data analysis in solving social impact issues. She has held positions at Microsoft, Ericsson, and VMware. Her language skills include Python, MATLAB, SQL, C++, Java, Perl, Shell, Latex, Edx, JIRA Agile development tools. Github:// chenliseu

Prior to MIT, she obtained her bachelor’s degree of computer science in Southeast University in China. She currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Southeast University in China and a Master of Science, Computer Animation, and Graphic Design from the University of California.

Andrew Colello

Andrew Colello is a Senior Research Software Engineer at Boston Children’s Hospital where he architected, designed, developed, and deployed a full-stack application for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to visualize large-scale cancer research data. He has also Introduced Apache Airflow to replace existing ETL tools as well as developing a set of data engineering tools for Apache Airflow to help interact with relational data in PostgreSQL, OracleDB, SAP SQL Anywhere, IBM Netezza, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL. As a software engineer at ADK Group, he Architected, developed, and deployed a custom HIPAA-compliant framework built over Flask that streamlined the creation of similar APIs for healthcare-specific clients.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Union College with a minor in Computer Engineering and graduated from Austin Preparatory School where he earned distinctions in Physics and Chemistry. He is an Eagle Scout. His advanced language skills include Python, PostgreSQL, and Flask. He is also experienced in JavaScript, React.JS, CSS, AWS, R, EC2, S3, PHP, and MySQL as well as having a working knowledge of OracleDB, SQL Server, Ruby, C, Java, Angular.JS, C++, Lisp, and Assembly. / Github

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