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Maura Corbett

Founder & CEO, Glen Echo Group

“As I’ve said to many people from the beginning, I would not have successfully transitioned my business to this next stage of growth without TobinLeff, period. They made it about us, not them, and took the time to understand our business, our values and our people. We retained them as a full-on partner, not a consultant, and their expertise enabled me to continue to run Glen Echo Group, knowing I was in the best hands in the business.”

Carlo DiPersio

Owner, Viewpoint Creative

“Scott read every document and caught items that blew right past me and that my attorneys missed. I could not have navigated this without him, and left to my own devices, I know the deal would not have been as fair and favorable to all parties. Scott was able to act as an arbiter with the full trust of both sides of the transaction. His patience, honesty and ability to understand and process all this is astounding to me.”

Jamie Butterworth

CEO, Studio III Marketing

“Thanks so much, again, for jumping on a call yesterday. I was able to come to an agreement last night with the buyout, which your call substantially helped. So while I don't need your service, I really, really, appreciate your time, and I will sing your praises to anyone I know looking for M&A options.”

Roger Becker

Owner, Becker Media

“You made me some money. I can't say that about too many people.”

Mark Petrosky

Founder & CEO, DP+

“The team at TobinLeff was our ‘partner’ at every stage of the process. They helped us craft an exit plan and appreciate our options. When we decided to sell, TobinLeff brought us many qualified potential buyers and investors. And, most importantly, they were with us through the negotiations and due diligence stages to help keep the deal on-track and get it over the finish line.”

Jeri Smith

CEO, Communicus

“TobinLeff did an outstanding job of marketing Communicus, which led to us having the opportunity to meet with a wide range of potential acquiring companies. From this set, we were able to select the one that was a perfect fit for us in terms of product mix, culture, and future for our brand. The fact that all of our clients and employees are excited about the partnership is a testament to the success of the process.”

Jeb Brown

Chairman, Yes&

“TobinLeff was a key member of our M&A team. They uncovered the prospect and shepherded us both through the process. They helped keep the discussions going when they might have gone off-track, and provided sound guidance on the deal structure and Due Diligence. They were critical to the success of our transaction.”

Kate Allison

CEO, Karma Agency

“Exploring options and understanding the right opportunity for Karma required a good look at a diverse range of companies that were prepared to make a meaningful transaction, would understand how to leverage what we have built, and also give us a platform to create new and exciting opportunities for our exceptional team. TobinLeff completely understood our ambitions and drove an exciting process that led us to a terrific result.”

Burkey Belser

President, Greenfield Belser

“The TobinLeff team is remarkable. High emotional intelligence which is critical in that dicey time when you are selling your life’s work. Everyone on our team—and there were a lot of us—was comfortable with their approach, the clarity of his explanations and the intelligence of his options. You absolutely, positively must have someone by your side who has your interests at heart but can develop consensus and bring the deal to a close.”

Ed Herinckx

President, HMH

“The strategic counseling, the advice on deal structure, the ability to create context, the ability to talk me off the ledge and keep me in the hunt was done skillfully on all counts. I felt that the TobinLeff team carried the same sense of stewardship on this deal as I did. We achieved a great outcome, we identified a terrific partner, and created a win-win deal structure.”

Natalie Perkins

CEO Clean, Inc., An Integrated Branding Agency

“Working with The Tobin Group has been a transformational experience for us. It took the IDEA of our retirement and made it real. Now we have a concrete plan with real goals and expectations.”

Nick Kalm

Founder and President, Reputation Partners, LLC

“My firm and I have greatly benefited from the smart counsel and innovative approaches from the team at TobinLeff. They bring practical, real-world experience as well as deep insights and analysis that have helped keep Reputation Partners at the forefront of the communications industry.”

Thomas Heiby

Past CEO, Frazier Heiby

“As an owner, retiring was a scary thought – completely unchartered territory. I knew I wanted to pursue retirement and that it would require insights with those knowledgeable of our industry, beyond accounting and legal counsel. Based on their vast experience, we hired TobinLeff to guide us through the murky waters, They provided us insights into areas such as pitfalls to avoid, an enhanced, robust financial planning model, employee retention and expanded stock ownership, all after a deep dive into our firm. In the end, the firm is continuing to prosper and I am happily enjoying retirement!”

Jan Gusich


“As the CEO of a 60-person marketing firm, I knew succession planning was important to the organization‘s long-term sustainability; I even knew who my successor would be – but I had no idea how to begin or navigate the process. TobinLeff walked me through a step-by-step strategy – from evaluating my company’s worth to developing an equitable and successful buy-out plan. I relied heavily on their detailed explanations to understand and develop a comfort level with every decision, document and number presented. The end result was a very smooth transition to a new owner, and the confidence to know that my agency, and my employees, are in the best possible position to succeed in the future.”

Mike Lieberman

CEO, Square 2 Marketing

“TobinLeff helped us create our acquisition strategy, process and system for a growth strategy that included finding, evaluating, and purchasing complementary agencies. They showed us their system for valuation and helped us structure deals in a creative, revenue-centric way. They were a big help. I’d recommend them to anyone.”

Gail Cooksey

President, Cooksey Communications

“The expert guidance and support given to me by David and his team during our succession planning was absolutely invaluable. I truly don’t know how I would have done it without them. They are part of our company family now.”

Larry Garfield

President & Founder, The Garfield Group

“After 25 years, I actively explored options for an exit. TobinLeff’s approach was the best I’d seen, thoughtful and comprehensive. They helped us maximize our return and protect our business interests in a way that resulted in a huge win for all involved.”

TobinLeff meets you where you are in your exit planning journey. You only get to sell your company once. Trust our exceptional, experienced, strategic team and wide network to maximize your exit payday. Contact us today to discuss your business options — or just to talk M&A. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and explore if we can add value to your plans.