About Us

Investment Banking Services

Tobin & Company Investment Banking Group LLC provides a range of investment banking services tailored to the needs of small and middle market businesses, their investors and their executives. We are dedicated to providing successful solutions in each of our engagements, effectively assessing market conditions and imparting our knowledge of strategy, innovative business models and accepted practices to maximize our client’s return.

 

Individual and Corporate Strategic Objectives

Each engagement is unique. We focus on understanding our client’s individual and corporate objectives, while working to develop innovative exit and financing strategies that maximize the valuation of their business. We provide the same level of professionalism as bulge bracket investment banks, but with fees structured for small and middle market clients.

Licensed Broker-Dealer

Our wholly owned subsidiary, Tobin & Company Securities LLC, is a licensed broker-dealer and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. When you work with us, you work with licensed professionals and a licensed organization, all meeting the requirements of federal and state securities laws.

 

Why choose Tobin & Company?

We have earned a reputation for precise execution that drives results that are in the best interest of our client. We listen to our client and stay on task. We know that this sounds tired and trite, but we mean it when we say it: Our client always comes first. We value the judgment of our clients and we respect our client’s perspective and values. From initial evaluation through to completion, TOBIN is your trusted partner on all aspects of the engagement, ensuring critical issues are resolved and increasing the likelihood of a successful result.

JUSTINE E. TOBIN

Founder and Managing Partner
Tobin & Company Investment Banking Group LLC

Justine Tobin offers clients over three decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and has led Tobin & Company since its founding. With extensive financial, analytical and deal making experience within bulge-bracket Firms on Wall Street and one of the country’s largest banks, Justine provides advice, guidance and success to clients in planning and executing their financial strategies.

She is the founder and sole proprietor of Tobin & Company Investment Banking Group. She is also the founder and sole owner, through the parent company, of Tobin & Company Securities LLC, a broker dealer licensed by FINRA.

Prior to founding Tobin & Company in February of 2001, Justine served clients at the premier Firms of Goldman, Sachs & Company, Salomon Brothers Inc and Bank of America. Justine also led teams as a Managing Director at a boutique investment banking Firm.

Justine has advised many Fortune 1000 companies on every aspect of their corporate financing and strategic activity. Highlights of Justine’s career include co-founding the High Yield Finance Group at Bank of America and serving as an instrumental member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Salomon Brothers Inc. During her time at Salomon, Justine guided clients through a complex acquisition strategy of the nationalized telephone system of Venezuela, executed several initial public offerings and secondary equity offerings and completed financings in the high grade, high yield, bank-financing and convertible-debt markets. At Goldman, Sachs & Company, Justine was a member of the Credit Department, which has evolved into the most respected risk management group on Wall Street.

Justine is an active volunteer and advocate. She was a founding board member of the Charlotte Regional Technology Executives Council, contributing her extensive deal-making experience and network in the information technology industry. Justine is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, Charlotte Chapter and has served as a judge for the ACG Cup both at the preliminary level as well as the regional finals. Justine served as the chair of the Development Committee and a member of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees for Oak Ridge Military Academy in Oak Ridge, North Carolina and served as a founding board member and the treasurer of the recently formed Columbia Alumni Association of the Carolinas. Justine is a dedicated campaign donor, particularly at the local and state level. She is an avid participant in the sharing economy, through her contributions to FreeCycle and TrustHouseSitters and her eagerness to spend her hard earned dollars with Lyft, VRBO and Lime. Justine’s passions include mentoring dozens of young professionals, genealogy and early morning workouts.

Staff

Judi House

Judi serves as Justine’s administrative assistant. She is a native of Lakewood, California and a graduate of California State University at Long Beach. She earned a B.S. in Finance in May of 1994 and earned an M.B.A in Finance from Strayer University in September of 2018. Judi has twenty years of experience working in financial services. Prior to joining Tobin & Company, Judi worked at LPL Financial in Asset Management Operations as well as UVEST Financial Services.

judi@tobinandco.com

Jayne Farrington

Jayne serves as a financial officer for the Firm. She graduated from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Tobin & Company, Jayne worked at Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America. She has a vast knowledge of financial analysis and excels in management settings.

Pablo Vivas

Pablo is a native of Miami Beach, Fl and a December 2018 graduate of Duke University with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Economics. While at Duke, Pablo played club lacrosse and was involved in the department of Biomedical Engineering.

Prior to joining Tobin & Company, Pablo interned as a DNA research analyst at Biocollections Worldwide. In his spare time, Pablo enjoys traveling, snowboarding and running.

vivas@tobinandco.com

Liam Finn

Liam serves as an analyst for the firm. He is a native of Bluffton, South Carolina and a 2019 graduate at the University of South Carolina earning a B.S. in Finance. While at South Carolina, Liam was involved in intramural sports including football and basketball.

Prior to joining Tobin and Company, Liam worked summers as a server at local restaurants in a busy, tourist economy. In his spare time, Liam enjoys spending time at the local animal shelter, golfing and boating.

liam@tobinandco.com

Tyler Burandt

Tyler serves as an analyst for the firm. He is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a May 2020 graduate of Clemson University earning a B.S. in Financial Management. During Tyler’s time at Clemson, he was involved in a variety of investment clubs within the College of Business and often volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity construction site.

Prior to joining Tobin & Company, Tyler gained prior summer internship experience with a hedge fund and investment management company. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys distance running, hiking and visiting family in Chicago.

tyler@tobinandco.com

Andrea Gutierrez

Andrea serves as an analyst for the firm. She is a native of Lima, Peru and a May 2020 graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Economics and French minor. At Mount Holyoke, Andrea was active in student organizations including Women in Business and Mount Holyoke News.

Prior to joining Tobin & Company, Andrea worked for the Economics Department of the Peruvian Embassy. In her spare time, Andrea loves hiking with her two dogs, painting, and playing tennis.

andrea@tobinandco.com

Why contact Tobin & Company?

Most websites deploy “contact us” and then companies are disappointed when no one does.
Contact Tobin & Company and here’s what you get – we’ll listen. And we will give you our opinion about whether our services might be a good fit for your needs.

Our goal is to get you what you need, when you need it. If there’s a fit – great. If not, we’ve each got a new friend. We don’t want to waste our time any more than you want to waste yours.

So if you need more information – what experience we have, how we’ve handled similar situations in the past, or even pricing information – just call or reply to our “contact us.” You’ll get a response from Justine Tobin, likely within 24 hours.

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