Tobin Geatz – General Partner and Mimijumi sales Board Member
Tobin’s mantra of “do well while doing good” led him to join his fellow co-founder, Tom Looney, in the formation of Seahawk Innovation Management. His vision and leadership have helped Seahawk Innovation Management quickly grow into a unique model to launch, fund, expand, and manage innovative businesses.
He has an extensive background in business start-ups, expansions, and technology applications. He was founder and Chairman of the Board of PharmaTech Solutions in 1999; he then became CEO and Chairman of the Board of Inclinix, Inc. He has been instrumental in the founding and development of several successful ventures, introducing innovative technologies to improve operating processes, including the Inclinix VMR™ technology.
Tobin’s venture capital experience includes his role as a Special General Partner at Aurora Funds II, a $75MM technology venture fund, and as a LP investor in two additional venture funds. Tobin has also founded, funded, operated, and successfully exited several companies including Applied Chemical Solutions, Supercritical Systems, and Discrete Wireless; a set of deals that returned high multiples to pleased investors!
As CEO of 5 private companies, board chairman at six firms, and a board member of a publicly traded company, Tobin has developed and maintains a business development and investment network in the technology and pharmaceutical industries spanning Asia and Europe, with a number of investment banking relationships. He holds nine (9) patents related to his degree in Chemistry from West Virginia University (C’81) where he was also a scholarship football athlete.
Tobin enjoys spending time with his wife and son and is always ready for a tennis match.
Brendan Collins – Partner and Mimijumi Sales CEO
Brendan brings a great deal of international business experience to Seahawk. Brendan is a Co-Founder and Director of WindRose Capital Ltd., a London-based advisory firm that specializes in sourcing and structuring early stage investments in African and South American energy and infrastructure projects for European institutional investors. Prior to founding WindRose, Brendan invested private equity and hedge fund capital across multiple industries with firms including DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, the flagship fund of Credit Suisse Private Equity. In addition, he independently advised Dutch Bank Insinger de Beaufort on the disposal of its UK businesses.
Brendan met his wife Marsha, a Wilmington native, while they were both studying for their MBA at INSEAD, the international business school in France and Singapore. Brendan attended The University of Western Ontario (Canada) where he played varsity tennis and earned honors degrees from the Faculty of Kinesiology (Sport Science) and the Richard Ivey School of Business.
On weekends, Brendan enjoys playing on the beach with his toddler sons James and Jasper and getting up early to watch English Premier League Soccer and his beloved Fulham Football Club, where he has been a season ticket holder for longer than he cares to admit.
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