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Jeremy Tennenbaum is a Senior Managing Director and Senior Advisor of Saber Partners, LLC.

Mr. Tennenbaum supports Saber Partners’ clients through a unique blend of corporate development, investment banking, and research experience. He has a successful track record of identifying, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies of all sizes and in all geographies (with a particular focus on Europe and North Asia).

He is a strong analyst with deep company knowledge, extending well beyond the numbers to their cultures, histories, management style, and core competencies. Mr. Tennenbaum also spends significant time thinking about long-term trends and the implications of changes in technology, regulation, competitive dynamics, and government policy.

In addition to his Saber duties, Jeremy is chief executive officer of Spouting Rock Consulting, a suburban Philadelphia firm that provides investment consulting services and performs manager due diligence and selection for wealthy individuals, family offices, and registered investment advisors. He spends much of his time investigating direct investments and alternatives for his clients as well as helping them assess their asset allocations, investment policies, and wealth managers.

Mr. Tennenbaum was also the former chief investment officer of Arlon Group, the investment arm of Continental Grain, and head of Arlon Asset Management.

His efforts focused on creating an asset allocation strategy, followed by the creation and deployment of the legal entities needed to support three investment “pools”:

–Monies placed with outside managers of marketable (stocks, bonds, futures, etc.) and non-marketable (buy-out and venture capital funds) assets.

–Shorter-term trading in equities, options, and futures (both long and short).

–Direct investments, both control and non-control stakes.

Mr. Tennenbaum is a former Executive Vice President of Seagate Technology, where he was responsible for a number of functions including: mergers and acquisitions, new business development, strategic planning, and running the firm’s venture capital portfolio. Mr. Tennenbaum achieved four key goals during his tenure at Seagate: sharpening the company’s focus on entering new markets, establishing a robust, cross-functional strategic planning process, identifying targets for corporate development initiatives, and rationalizing the company’s venture fund and new business initiatives.

Prior to Seagate, Mr. Tennenbaum worked in the asset management business as a senior research analyst at Wellington Management Company, LLC, where he pioneered global coverage of the automotive, capital goods, multi-industry, and imaging sectors, mastering a variety of accounting standards and traveling extensively around the world.

He advised portfolio managers on stock recommendations and managed an $850 million portion of the firm’s research portfolio. Mr. Tennenbaum was recognized for his achievements by being twice named to Institutional Investor magazine’s “Best of the Buy Side” list and by being recognized four years in a row by Reuters as one of the top analysts/portfolio managers in three of its surveys: large U.S., medium and small U.S., and large international companies.

Before coming to Wellington, he worked at Salomon Brothers Inc., first as a sell-side analyst covering the defense electronics and computer services sectors, and then as a new business specialist for the mergers and acquisitions department. He generated $15 million in fees from a dozen assignments secured through two master “pitch books” authored about the coming consolidation in the aerospace and auto parts industries.

Mr. Tennenbaum earned his SM in finance (the equivalent of an MBA) from M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management and has a bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University.

Jeremy Tennenbaum profile in Institutional Investor magazine