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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 Marxer is Co-founder and Managing Partner at MMX Management, as well as the CEO of MMX Sports & Entertainment and Co-founder of MMX Wealth Partners. MMX is a global business development firm dedicated to working with talented innovators and entrepreneurs, advising them on their respective paths to proper business development, growth, and risk management. MMX was founded in 2010 by Mark Marxer and Brian Leftwich with offices in Minnesota, New York, and Florida. In his role as Managing Partner of MMX Management, he has been responsible for supervising the main office personnel since February 2010 and is responsible for all compliance and supervisory duties for MMX Global Partners since its approval by FINRA in 2018.

In addition to his work with MMX, he has accepted the role of Tiger 21 Chair of Boca Raton, Florida which launches in January 2024. Mark will also be featured on the cover of The Top 100 Magazines Innovators and Entrepreneurs in February 2024 and is in the process of authoring a book titled ‘Generational Survival’ expected out in 2026. He continues to take pride in connecting agents of positive change across the globe as a multifaceted business owner.

Previously, he was a Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development at Citi in New York. Mr. Marxer was recruited specifically to build out the alternatives 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. Prior to Citi, 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 with AllianceBernstein 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. Mark brings over 35 years of business development starting over 486 businesses and having raised over $20 billion since 1989.

Specialties: Brand Development, Risk Managment, Private Equity, Sports & Entertainment, Venture, Hedge Fund and Broader Alternatives, Impact – Nutrition & Wellness & Affordable Housing, Infrastructure, Blockchain, Esports, Digital Currency.

Licensed: (Series 7) General Securities Representative (Series 63) Securities Agent State Law (Series 65) Investment Adviser Law (Series 24) Securities Principal (Series 79) Investment Banking Representative (Series 14) Compliance Officer (Series 99) Operations Professional (SIE) Securities Industry Essentials.

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.

Melinda Bradley
Partnership Operations Director

Based in Florida, Melinda serves the role of Partnership Operations Director at MMX. She comes to us with over 15 years of customer service and administrative experience.  Before joining us, she worked as a client service manager for an RIA firm working closely with the advisors as well as custodians to ensure a seamless client experience. Prior to moving to Florida, she spent 7 years working for a small loan company as the district manager, overseeing operations and staff at all branches in the St. Louis area. 

Morgan Marxer
Co-Head Partnership Operations Director

Morgan recently joined the team based out of Nashville, TN with the role of Co-Head of Partnership Operations Director at MMX. She comes to us with prior Account Executive experience, working closely with Fortune 500 clients to aid in their workforce solutions through human capital consulting. Prior to moving to Nashville, she graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and a minor in Management Studies from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Morgan was a 4-year starter and Senior Captain on the St. Olaf Volleyball team and studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa in 2019 as well as the University of Otago in New Zealand Spring semester of 2020. Her experience was marked by studying Economics/Western Development and Public Health engaging with locals and professionals in the field. As a Certified Personal Trainer, she continues to prioritize her health and wellness. Morgan is looking forward to progressing alongside MMX and helping assist in their expansive reach in business development and high-level capital management.

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