About Marks Group

Minnesota Roots. Global Perspective.

We are grounded by our midwestern values and our down-to-earth sensibility. Get to know us and you’ll find we are hard-working, trusted and disciplined. These values help shape, but never cloud, our global view. Our seasoned team of advisors has a global perspective that enables them to develop comprehensive investment strategies customized for you.

What Makes Us Different

Our unique approach enhances your experience.

Our firm is independent, our employees are owners, and our advisors are fiduciaries.

This combination leads to a culture of collaboration, fewer conflicts of interest, and a promise of accountability to you from the moment we meet.

You’ll have a powerful group of smart people on your side because every Marks Group team member collaborates on your behalf. We conduct our own research, build our own portfolios, and design and implement strategies based on your specific priorities.

Our industry-leading business model continues to receive regional and national recognition. Barron’s has named Marks Group as one of the Top Advisors in America for 13 consecutive years and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recognized us in 2022 as one of the Twin Cities’ 50 fastest growing, privately held, for-profit companies.

Our Team

Collaboratively working on your behalf.

Ben Marks

Founder/Chief Investment Officer

John Feste


Matt Arnold, CFP®, MA

Senior Wealth Advisor

Brett Angel

Senior Wealth Advisor

Jeremy Schmidt, CFP®

Director of Asset Management

John Hanten, CFP®

Wealth Advisor

Samantha Thorn, CFP®

Wealth Advisor

Nick Slettum

Lead Trader

Seth Cogswell, MBA

Portfolio Manager

Jeremy Netka

Director of Client Service

Janet Jakobitz

Client Service Coordinator

Holli Hausladen

Client Service Associate/Marketing Coordinator

Jesse Gamble

Client Service Associate

Erica Lewerenz

Director of Operations/CCO


Proudly investing our time and resources.