Who We Are

We are Business Builders. Plain and Simple.

MMX launched in 2010 with three professionals and one mission – to connect best in class alternative investment managers developing thoughtful business models with top tier investors. We work diligently to position our managers to capitalize on the present generational opportunity and build each business according to its specialized needs. 

"We Are Business Builders. Plain and Simple."

From traditional Long Short Equity to Municipal Bond Market Making, we have worked with a broad range of strategies. Our team knows the alternatives space like no other, and our capital raising record shows it.

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Mark Marxer
Founding Principal & CEO/CCO

Mark is Managing Partner and Co-founder of MMX Management based in New York, Minnesota, and Florida. Previously, he was Managing Director and Global Head of Hedge Fund Placements/Advisory within the Alternatives Distribution Group at Citi in New York. Mr. Marxer was recruited specifically to build out the HF placements business from scratch in 2006. Prior to joining Citi, Mr. Marxer was a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Marketing Officer with Black River Asset Management. Previously, he was a Founding Partner of RedSky Partners, where he was also a Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to RedSky, Mr. Marxer was a Senior Vice President and Director of Alliance Hedge Fund Investments with Alliance/Bernstein Capital Management. He was a Vice President and Director of Marketing with American Express Asset Management. Mr. Marxer earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Oregon State University. Mr. Marxer brings over 32 years of business development and asset raising experience having raised over $13 billion in the Hedge Fund, Private Equity, and broader alternatives space since 1989.

Brian Leftwich
Founding Principal & CIO/CFO

Brian is a Partner and Co-founder of MMX Management based in New York. Prior to starting the firm in 2010, he was a Director in the Alternatives Distribution Group at Citi in New York. While there he advised and raised money for a variety of firms across multiple industries (private equity, hedge funds, infrastructure, real estate, venture capital, private placements). Prior to joining Citi, he was a Vice President in the Private Equity Group at Merrill Lynch, brought in to help start and build a sub-group specializing in Hedge Fund Placements. Previously, Brian was an Associate in M&A (Media and Telecommunications) Investment Banking and Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley in New York and London, as well as a Healthcare Investment Banking Analyst at Salomon Smith Barney. He earned an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University in 1995 and his M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Columbia Business School in 2000. Brian brings over 25 years of business development and advisory experience in the alternative investment, M&A and corporate finance industries.

Chris Manlove, CFA

Mr. Manlove is a Partner at MMX Management, based in Minnesota, and joined the team in 2010. Chris has 23 years of business development and investment experience and previously was Managing Director of Client Relations for Deephaven Capital Management, LLC, where he was responsible for marketing the firm’s global multi-strategy and single strategy hedge funds to pension funds, endowments, foundations, investment consultants, family offices, and hedge fund of funds. Prior to that, Mr. Manlove was Director of Institutional Sales and Client Service for AXA Investment Managers, Inc. where he was recruited to develop the group’s institutional marketing and client service capabilities. Previously, he was a Vice President of Institutional Sales for Advantus Capital Management where he lead the firm’s institutional marketing and client service team. Mr. Manlove has a Bachelor of Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the Twin Cities Society of Security Analysts.

Daniel Hoinacki, CFA
Partner – Head of Sales

Daniel J. Hoinacki, CFA is a Partner at MMX Management. Prior to joining MMX, Daniel previously held senior client development roles at several prominent hedge funds, including York Capital, Tricadia Capital, and Carlson Capital, with global client coverage responsibilities across a broad range of investor types. Prior to Carlson, he was a Principal in the Fund Investment Group at Moore Capital, a New York-based macro hedge fund, where he managed outside investments in venture capital, private equity, real estate, real assets, and hedge funds as well as a fund of hedge fund business unit, Alstra Capital, which he spun out and served as President and Lead Portfolio Manager. Prior to Moore, Daniel was a Senior Investment Consultant at Graystone Consulting, which was acquired by Morgan Stanley, where he advised family offices and ultra-high new worth clients. He began his investment career at Glenwood Financial, a Chicago-based fund of hedge funds. Daniel attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and earned a double major in Finance and International Economics. He also earned an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Leanna Lee
Operations and Partner Support

LeAnna Lee serves the role of Operations and Partner Support at MMX. Prior to joining the team, she was an Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator at a Global Law Firm in Columbus Ohio for over 6 years. She handled large scale events, in-house conferences, and worked closely with trial teams on high profile cases. After many years of service, she left the firm, moved to Naples, Florida, and became a Sales Manager for a National Restaurant Group. Within that role she was able to merge event sales and marketing for her region, with hotel catering and events. That merged into a Forbes rated hotel, with the busiest restaurant in Naples, creating a flawless guest experience.

Molly Jasper
Operations and Deal Management Strategic Support

Molly Jasper is located in the Minnesota office. Prior to joining MMX, Ms. Jasper spent time at Eco Alpha Asset Management, an asset management firm dedicated to solving for issues associated with burdened resources (water, agriculture, and energy efficiency). She served a variety of different roles that included client service, marketing and branding, business development and compliance. Prior to Eco Alpha Asset Management, Ms. Jasper spent 6 years as a research and marketing analyst at AWJ Capital Partners, LLC, a fund of hedge funds. She has more than 11 years of experience in the investment management business. Ms. Jasper holds a double major in Finance and Business Economics from Saint Cloud State University. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two children.