Frank has been closely involved in various capacities with innumerable high-growth start-up companies across a broad range of industries, largely focused on technology. He has extensive experience in sourcing capital for both private and public companies, with a focus on relationships with European institutional investors that invest in U.S. companies. He was President and cofounder of i-Bankers Securities, Inc., which managed dozens of IPOs, as well as many dozens of additional private placements, PIPEs, in which hundreds of millions of dollars in capital was raised from investors worldwide.
Since 1996, Frank has acted as Chief Investment Officer for Namaste, Ltd., a private investment company focused on principal investments in companies with a positive social impact. He is head of Investment Banking and CCO of Marv Capital, Inc., which he founded in 2002 as Marino Capital Partners, Inc., a boutique investment bank focused on corporate finance transactions and RTO financings. Marv is now based in NYC and acts as an agent and principal in institutional corporate bond trading. He has been licensed with FINRA since 1987, where he began his career as a Financial Planner for IDS American Express, and holds his Series 7, 24, 79,and 63 securities licenses.
Frank graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Entrepreneur Business School Program and holds a bachelor of arts degree in Communications from the same University. He also obtained a CIB from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Business, and graduated with honors from the European Studies program at Franklin College in Switzerland, with a focus on and Italian language and history. Prior to USC, he attended the Menlo College School of Business where he attained his AA, and grew up in Newport Beach, California, where he resides and has four beautiful children.