Sherrese Clarke Soares is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tempo. In addition to her role as Tempo’s chief executive, Sherrese directs the investment strategy for Tempo, chairs the investment committee, and serves on the board of directors. She most recently served as Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where she spent the last decade of her career. She founded and led, globally, the Entertainment, Media, & Sports Structured Solutions platform. Tempo was founded as a result of her leading the strategic structuring of a special-purpose acquisition platform, structuring the initial catalog acquisitions, and striking a partnership with Warner Music Group.
While at Morgan Stanley, she served in several capacities during her tenure, including managing the firm’s balance sheet as Head of North American Relationship Lending – overseeing the origination and execution of more than $85 billion in loan commitments and serving on the Capital Commitment Committee. Prior to that, she was one of three founding senior professionals tasked with building the Entertainment Practice at CIT Group, where she developed the business plan, investment rationale, and criteria for investment in entertainment companies. Sherrese graduated from Georgetown University and Harvard Business School.