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Devin is a bestselling author who ran for Congress in 2020. He calls himself a champion of social good. As a new-media journalist and founder of the Your Mark on the World Center, Devin established himself as a champion of social good. As a Forbes contributor, with over 500 bylines and over two million unique readers, he became a recognized name in the social impact arena. His Your Mark on the World show, featuring over 1,200 celebrities, CEOs, billionaires, entrepreneurs—including Bill Gates—and others who are out to change the world, gave him a recognizable face as well.
He has helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars via crowdfunding. He twice hosted a 24-hour livestream via YouTube on #GivingTuesday, featuring more than 90 interviews with nonprofits.
Previously, Devin served as the CFO of the third-largest company on the 2009 Inc. 500 list. He also founded and led a FINRA-registered investment bank. After completing a degree in finance at the University of Utah, he earned an MBA from Cornell University.
Having lived on three continents and visited over 40 countries on six continents and with guests from around the world on his show, Devin brings a global perspective on purpose-driven leadership to international audiences–from the UN to Nepal–empowering them to do more good and make their mark on the world. These lessons also enable them to change their personal lives and to drive positive change within their organizations. His books provide roadmaps to audiences on how to use money for good. His books have been read over 1 million times!
Today, Devin channels the idealism of his youth, volunteering whenever and wherever he can, with the loving support of his wife, Gail. Their son, Dayton, works in San Francisco. Frequently finding himself on airplanes, he is glad to be middle-seat-sized.
When setting up a business entity in the past, I've typically just registered an LLC in my state as I haven't intended to raise equity. One exception where I did raise money, I incorporated a C-Corp in Delaware. I was quite unhappy with my experience registering and maintaining an entity there. I hired a well-respected agent to help me and felt I got jerked around more than supported. I am considering a crowdfunding raise for a social enterprise. If I want to form a benefit corporation and raise money via Reg CF, where do you recommend I register? Delaware or my home state of Florida? Elsewhere?