Ocean Tomo Investment Group, FINRA Registered Broker-Dealer

Mon, 8/1/2016 - 10:30AM — KRISTI L. STATHIS

Ocean Tomo announced today the creation of Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, an independent licensed broker-dealer under federal and state securities law. Ocean Tomo Investment Group provides technology rich companies with holistic corporate advisory, investment banking and capital raising services.

Director Ryan Zurek, who holds series 7 FINRA registration, joins Andrew W. Carter and James A. Trueman in operating the subsidiary of Ocean Tomo. Mr. Zurek, commenting on the uniqueness of Ocean Tomo Investment Group, explains, “our capabilities as a broker dealer allow us to fill a void in traditional investment banking by bringing advisory, investment banking and capital raising services to the intellectual property community. Intellectual Property (IP) is an underutilized asset class that requires specific expertise to understand and extract value, and the formation of Ocean Tomo’s broker dealer allows us to leverage decades of IP expertise in a new capacity to better serve the needs of our clients.”

Ocean Tomo CEO, James E. Malackowski presents the importance of understanding the value of intangible assets as value drivers in many transactions when he noted, “over the past 35 years, the United States and developed world economies have experienced an economic inversion transforming from manufacturing into tangible asset-lite, innovation-based economies. This transformation is one of the most underexploited themes in contemporary economics, finance and investing.”

James A. Trueman adds, “building upon Ocean Tomo’s success within the intellectual property transaction marketplace, successfully closing hundreds of transactions where disruptive technology has played a key role, with cumulative transaction value in excess of $650 million, the Investment Group Subsidiary enhances and compliments our current service offerings by executing capital strategies for clients of the firm.”

Driven by an ability to understand the value of intangible assets, Ocean Tomo Investment Group provides Advisory, Investment Banking and Capital Raising services on behalf of our clients. Ocean Tomo Investment Group is committed to working with entities public and private, small and large, investor or strategic to optimize the value of this important asset class.

Ocean Tomo Investment Group provides capital raising services through our network of third party investors.



Kristi L. Stathis is the Marketing Director for Ocean Tomo and serves on the board for the Center for Applied Innovation, a Chicago-based non-profit organization created to manage education, public policy outreach and related economic activity around applied technology and intellectual property (IP) rights in the State of Illinois and around the world. She is the co-creator of the Center for Applied Innovation’s Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair, a community, marketplace and event facilitating Appropriate Technology transfer for the betterment of mankind. She also serves on the board of The Children’s Research Fund, principal benefactor of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, having served as the annual campaign co-chair in 2013.

Contact: KristiStathisBlogs@OceanTomo.com

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