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 their communities.

Our Purpose

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

Barnet Sherman

Founder, Senior Managing Partner


Barnet Sherman has over 30 years of institutional investor experience growing and managing multibillion-dollar portfolios at Morgan Stanley and TIAA. He takes pride in having analyzed, negotiated, and financed businesses and projects benefitting dozens of communities nationwide.

Passionate in his belief that governments, businesses, and entrepreneurship can have a transformative, positive impact on communities, Mr. Sherman founded The Tenbar Group in 2016. With mission-driven clients from NYSE-listed companies to private equity funds to startups, he provides advice to Boards and C-suite executives on maximizing economic impact for all stakeholders.

Also a Professor at Boston University, he draws on these experiences to offer graduate students in his Corporate Finance, Accounting, and Multinational Finance and Trade classes practical, professional-world insights on these complex topics. You can find his Official Boston University Faculty website here.

He is widely regarded as a subject matter expert in his field and has served as a Director on numerous Boards. As a Senior Contributor to Forbes.com for over a decade, with nearly 100 articles with numerous “Editor’s Pick” commendations and other business writing awards, his thinking has been sought by and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, INC, Chronicle of Higher Education, Businessweek, Barron’s, and CNBC.

He is an Eagle Scout as well as a life-time member of the Eagle Scout Association. 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

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 gets to apply his training from John Strasberg Creative Studios, Second City Improv, and Shakespeare & Co.

Your impact mission is our passion. Let’s get started on creating transformational change.