The Tenbar Group

The Tenbar Group focuses on data-driven analytics to assess, track, and quantify investment impacts.  Applying environmental, social, and governance metrics across various sectors including Sustainable Public Works Infrastructure, Mobility and Transportation, Health Care, Open Space, Economic Development, Fiber Optic Broadband.

Barnet Sherman
Founder & Senior Managing Partner


Passionate about great people, companies, projects, organizations, and techno-logies scaling trans-formational impact, Mr. Sherman has advised to and invested for  pensions, mu-tual funds, and family offices to develop co-aligned strategies creating value for investors and positive impact to meet mission-aligned portfolio mandates.


With investment insight and judgement honed from analyzing, structuring, and investing billions of dollars in hundreds of financings as an institutional investor, he con-tinues to see these  invest-ments both add value for investors and positively impact communities across the nation.


Residents enjoy better lives with improved economic opportunity and better infra-structure, health care, senior housing and care, transport-ation, education and num-erous other services.

  • Deep sector expertise in  State & Local Governments and Authorities, Sustainable Public Works Infra-structure, SmartCity, GovTech, FinTech, Public Private Partner-ships, Fiber Optic Broadband, Health Care, and Senior Care to benefit people and the communities they live in.

  • Thrives on mission-driven engagements in innovative, focused, fast-paced, collegial, fun ecosystems.

  • Quick mastery, synthesis, and articulating of complex financial and technological concepts into readily understandable language

  • Public speaking skills backed by SAG training

  • Challenges met with protean, first principles, non-linear solutions

  • Personal pride in building, leading-mentoring, and empowering high-performance, diverse, spirited teams producing bottom-line results

  • Stage agnostic  




Mr. Sherman has served on several Boards of Directors. He is currently a Trustee for the Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp (Finance Committee, Investment Committee) and a Trustee of the Sherman Art Trust, LLC, dedicated to use the artwork of Meyer and Naomi Sherman to address the needs of children affected by cancer. He has also served on the Boards of Junior Achievement of Boston, New England Outdoor Writers and The Warehouse Performing Arts Center.  He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild© and is an Eagle Scout.


Through his contributions both professionally and in the community, Mr. Sherman is recognized by Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Business and Industry and Smith’s Municipal Analyst All-Stars.  Mr. Sherman earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University.

Mr. Sherman currently writes a column  with over 100 articles under his byline, 3 "Editor's Choice" Awards,  and over 12,000 followers.  He is also a member of the Forbes Investment Team. (Click here for the links to his publications)


His investment thinking and observations have been noted in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalInc., Barron’sChronicle of Higher Edu-cationBloomberg and  Boston Business Journal, among other publications. 


Mr. Sherman is an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, where he teaches Financial Concepts, Corp-orate Finance and Accoun-ting at Metropolitan College. An invited guest lecturer at Columbia University, Duke University School of Law and others, Mr. Sherman enjoys speaking about impact investing and the capital markets.

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