Who We Are

We are Business Builders. Plain and Simple.
MEET THE TEAM

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 and Minnesota. 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 27 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.

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.

Chris Manlove, CFA
Partner

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.

TJ Marxer
Associate VP – Head of Deal Management

TJ works as Associate Vice President for MMX Management based in Minnesota. Prior to joining the team at MMX, he served as a summer intern for the firm in both 2016 and 2017 in the role of Alternative Investment Marketing Specialist. In the summer of 2019, TJ worked as an intern for Wafra Inc. working with the alternative finance and private equity and venture capital teams. Mr. Marxer holds a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University in International Business after graduating with the class of 2020 and spending a year abroad in Argentina. Mr. Marxer will also have a lead role in MMX’s Impact, ESG and philanthropic verticals, which will include investment managers, research and dialogue around its importance and assist in value creation within the local and national investment communities.

Molly Jasper
Head of Operations and Partner Services

Molly Jasper serves the role of Operations and Partner Services for MMX Management based in Minnesota. 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.

Adam Gruver, CFA
Joint Venture Partner – Gravity Fund VC

Adam Gruver serves currently as a Joint Venture Partner to MMX Management, while working as a Founding Partner at Gravity Fund. Gravity Fund is a thesis driven, early-stage venture capital firm investing in extraordinary founders building bleeding edge technology on the brink of commercialization in four defined sectors.: Consumer Marketplaces & Applications, Fintech & Crypto, Enterprise Software, and Life Sciences. Mr. Gruver served as Partner at MMX Management and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He joined MMX as an Alternative Investment Analyst before advancing to roles as Vice President and Partner. Prior to joining MMX, Mr. Gruver spent time at Mid American Financial Group. He has more than 9 years of business development, capital formation, advisory experience across the private equity, venture capital, hedge fund, and direct investment spaces. Mr. Gruver earned a Master of Science in Finance from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, a BBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and is a CFA® charterholder. Mr. Gruver also sits on the Children’s Council at Children’s Minnesota. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two daughters.