Before Twain, Marc Hirshman, Matt Badler, and Keith Willy were key members of the Senior Leadership Team at U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC). All three were integral in obtaining more than $10 billion in assets at USBCDC. Through their roles there, they recognized an opportunity for a smaller company to provide a full service financial firm that specialized in the tax credit and community development industry.

In January 2013, they left USBCDC and created Twain Financial Partners. Providing a full-service platform of structured finance expertise, a balance sheet to stand behind guarantees, and a robust accounting, reporting and compliance department, Twain was quickly engaged by USBCDC to provide management services for over $3 billion of its New Markets Tax Credit Investments portfolio, and has been growing since!