Los Angeles, California, United States
Before beginning his career in the financial industry, Morrie Tobin studied at Yale University in New Haven, CT. He studied economics and political science and played varsity ice hockey for the Yale Bull Dogs. After briefly playing professional hockey, he joined Scotia Capital (McLeod Young Weir) as the vice president of mortgage-backed securities. He then transitioned into a similar role at CIBC Wood Gundy in Toronto. During his time with CIBC, Morrie Tobin was responsible for pioneering a multibillion-dollar market for mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in Canada and evolved the MBS retail product into an institutional product. He subsequently financed and sold the first new MBS product for more than $100 million.
Throughout his 25-year career, Tobin has financed over $200 million in capital for emerging growth companies. His expertise also extends to business development, corporate strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. In his work with small-cap companies, Morrie Tobin has helped take enterprises public in the Canadian and US markets, and has developed relationships with corporations from a wide range of sectors, including technology, energy and healthcare. In the 1990s, he also co-founded and owned a fast food company in Los Angeles.