Marc is co-founder and president of Twain Financial Partners focusing on corporate strategy, culture and business development. Twain is a full-service specialty finance firm with $4 billion in assets under management providing a full range of capital needs to real estate and renewable energy developments throughout the United States. Founded in 2013, the firm is based in St. Louis, Missouri and maintains offices across the country.
Prior to co-founding Twain in 2013, Marc was part of the Senior Leadership Team at the US Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC). In his twelve years at the bank, Marc ran numerous divisions including the Syndications, New Business Development, Asset Management, and the Historic/New Markets/Renewable Energy Tax Credits Production Group.
Marc received a BA in economics and finance from the University of Illinois and his J.D. and LL.M. in taxation with academic honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Additionally, Marc has maintained his Missouri real estate broker license since 1999. After finishing his education, Marc and his wife, Karen Handelman, spent a year volunteering full time with Habitat for Humanity in Georgia and North Carolina. That life-changing experience began a 25+ year personal and work commitment to affordable housing and community development. Marc currently serves on the St. Louis Public Radio Board Executive Committee, St. Louis Habitat for Humanity Alumni Board, St. Louis Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission, Midwest Redevelopment Fund CDE Advisory Board and the Carleton College Parents Advisory Council.