Minneapolis-based Whitebox Advisors has hired Mike Coffey as Head of Distribution for the firm’s mutual funds. Coffey will be responsible for raising Whitebox Mutual Funds assets, client services, as well as building its sales and marketing team.

Previously, Coffey served as Head of Third Party Distribution for New York Life/MainStay, where he oversaw sales and relationship management for the firm’s mutual funds, annuities, and separately managed accounts.

“Mike has a great blend of entrepreneurial spirit and deep industry knowledge – both of which I believe define the core of Whitebox as a business,” stated Whitebox founder and CIO Andrew Redleaf.

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