Marc Hirshman

Principal


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.

As president of Twain, Marc focuses on corporate strategy and culture and oversees the Client Services, Business Intelligence and Asset Management divisions.

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 currently serves on the St Louis Habitat for Humanity Alumni Board, St. Louis Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission, Locust Business Direct Commission, Downtown St Louis Community Improvement District Board, Midwest Redevelopment Fund CDE Advisory Board and the Carleton College Parents Advisory Council (Co-Chair) and the Carleton College Board of Trustees.

Previously, Marc served on the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition Board, Historic Tax Credit Coalition Board, St Louis Habitat for Humanity Board (President for two years), University City – TIF Commission and Industrial Development Authority, American Jewish Committee Board and Central Reform Congregation Board.

Marc received a BA in economics and finance from the University of Illinois and both 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.

Besides visiting his daughters at college in Minnesota, Marc’s favorite activities are cycling in Colorado and playing bridge.