SOURCE: Digital Offering LLC

October 23, 2013 12:25 ET

Digital Offering Hires New Managing Director

Mark Tobin Will Lead Digital Offering's Industrial Growth and Clean Technology Practice

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - October 23, 2013) - Digital Offering (www.digitaloffering.com), a next generation, technology-driven investment bank, today announced that it has named Mark Tobin as Managing Director of its Industrial Growth and Clean Technology Practice. Digital Offering is focused on raising capital for private and public companies through widely marketed private placements to professional and high net worth investors now permissible under new rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the JOBS Act.

Mark Tobin, who is based in the firm's executive office in Newport Beach, California, will lead Digital Offering's Industrial Growth and Clean Technology Practice. Mr. Tobin is also a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Tobin Tao & Company, an advisory firm serving the global energy and industrials sectors. Previously, Mr. Tobin worked for eight years at ROTH Capital Partners, a leading investment bank dedicated to small cap public markets. He was Director of Research from 2008 to 2013 and Director of China Research from 2006-2008, overseeing research on more than 500 small cap public companies across a variety of sectors. He helped establish ROTH's Energy & Industrials practice in 2005 and has published research as a lead analyst on approximately 50 small-cap companies within the sector. During his tenure, Mr. Tobin supported 69 capital raising transactions for small cap energy and industrials companies, raising more than $2.5 billion. Mr. Tobin's research has been quoted in leading financial media, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the Financial Times, and Business Week. Prior to joining ROTH, Mr. Tobin worked for three years as a Program Manager and Senior Systems Engineer at Science Applications International Corporation, a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company. Prior to that, he served six years as an officer in the United States Air Force, overseeing the development of advanced satellite navigation and communications systems and representing the U.S. as a NATO delegate. Mr. Tobin graduated with honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor's of Science in Management and received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

"Mark has deep industry and transactional knowledge in the renewable energy and industrial growth sector that is further enhanced by his extensive relationships with strategic and other investors in this area," commented Gordon McBean, Digital Offering's chief executive officer. McBean continued, "we are very excited to bring Mark on board and to broaden our sector service offerings to industrials and renewable energy."

About Digital Offering

Digital Offering is a next generation investment bank that utilizes state of the art technology to facilitate the private placement of securities. Digital Offering leverages recent regulatory changes that permit the general solicitation and general advertising of private placements to develop targeted advertising campaigns for its issuer clients. Through a strategic partnership with Euro Pacific Capital, Digital Offering provides issuers with access to thousands of active, high net worth investors. Digital Offering's technology platform levels the playing field by automating the private placement process and giving investors the ability to participate in private placements brokered by Digital Offering exclusively or as co-agent with a variety of other investment banks through Digital Offering's website from any place at any time.

Risks of Investing in Private Placements

Investing in private placements involves a high degree of risk. Securities sold through private placements are typically not publicly traded and, therefore, are less liquid. Additionally, investors may receive restricted stock that may be subject to holding period requirements. Companies seeking private placement investments tend to be in earlier stages of development and have not yet been fully tested in the public marketplace. Investing in private placements requires high risk tolerance, low liquidity concerns, and long-term commitments. Investors must be able to afford to lose their entire investment. Investment products are not FDIC insured, may lose value, and there is no bank guarantee.

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