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Mergers and Acquisitions | Capital Raises | Valuations

Mergers & Acquisitions Leader and Joint Venture Expert who has Initiated & closed multimillion-dollar deals.

Mark R. Ross is a Managing Director of Diamond Capital Advisors. Mark has over 30 years of experience leading companies to unprecedented growth, both as an entrepreneur and as a banker. He has closed over 25 transactions, with a combined value of over $500 million.

Prior to Diamond, Mark was a Managing Director at Chatsworth Securities; Mosaic Capital; and the founder and Managing Partner at Cogito Capital Partners, a corporate advisory firm working with rapidly growing, emerging technology companies on their scalability, infrastructure and media/ convergence strategies.

Mark co-founded AutoWeb [NASDAQ: “AWEB”], and spearheaded its merger in 2001 with Autobytel [NASDAQ: “ABTL”]. He then served as Vice-Chairman of Autobytel and as a senior member of the Board’s Audit Committee until 2012. He also founded and was CEO and Chairman of On Word Information which he later sold to Motorola. Mark has served on the Board of many early stage growth companies, such as, Salon [NASDAQ: “SALNC”], MoreDirect, and Mediaplex [NASDAQ: “MPLX”]. Currently, Mark serves on the Board of Chiller Ventures and

Mr. Ross received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and pursued his graduate studies in education at the University of Massachusetts and at Hofstra University. He holds a Permanent Teacher’s Credential from the State of New York and Series 7, 63 and 79 with FINRA.

Mark is the proud father of his wonderful daughter, Caroline. Mark’s passions, other than caring for his family, are photography, skiing and cooking for friends and family.

Managing Director at Diamond Capital Advisors

Sport: Tennis
College/Pro Team: Lehigh University
Chapter: Playa Vista
Profession: Banking & Finance
Specialty: Mergers & Acquisitions
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    Mr. Firtel is a Founder and Managing Partner of Transom Capital Group. Prior to Transom, Mr. Firtel was an investment professional at Platinum Equity and was responsible for evaluating, structuring, and negotiating transactions and transitioning and overseeing operations of portfolio companies.

    Before joining Platinum, Mr. Firtel was an associate in the Transactions Department of O’Melveny & Myers, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, investor and company-side private equity, venture capital and debt financing, joint ventures, and general representation of middle-market companies.

    Mr. Firtel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University, a Master of Science, Industrial Relations-Diploma in Business Studies from the London School of Economics, and a Juris Doctor from the USC Gould School of Law. He played Varsity soccer at Yale and published an article in the Southern California Law Review. He serves on the board of Angel City Sports, an organization focused on providing athletic and other opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities.


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    Rob started his career at Lloyd’s Bank, in the UK, whereby he harnessed customer insight data to develop and launch entirely new distribution channels for the institution. In 2010, he moved to Los Angeles and took the role of North America Director for Lloyds International, running all aspects of the offshore banking division in the USA and Canada.

    In 2013, he met Alex Rubalcava, whilst serving on the Board of South Central Scholars and mentoring low income students to succeed at the country’s best Universities.

    Rob actively serves on the board of Stage portfolio companies Spidr Tech, Shipsi, and Kuona.

    Rob has also served on the boards and committees of BAFTA Games, British American Business Council, International Trade Education Programs, South Central Scholars and the Chairman of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Dorsey High School.

    Rob is a 2003 graduate of the University of Gloucestershire.

    In his downtime, Rob is an amateur paleontologist, snowboarder and gaming addict (come and find me on PSN - BeverlyHillsBrit)



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