Raymond H. Melcher, Jr., Co-founder & Managing Principal

Mr. Melcher provides M&A Advisory, business brokerage, strategic planning, and business performance consulting services. He has consulted for banks, insurance agencies, securities firms and other companies in various industries. He also has served as interim, part-time CEO or COO for several diverse companies. He previously served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Leesport Financial Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries: Leesport Bank, Essick and Barr Insurance, and Madison Financial Advisors. During his tenure, Leesport grew from $200 million of assets to over $900 million. At Leesport, he presided over 11 acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. In his career, he has been involved with more than 100 M&A transactions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reach Raymond via email.





>Mike McCarthy


Mike McCarthy, M&A Advisor

Mr. McCarthy has 40+ years of experience in various management, leadership and consulting positions from family businesses to multi-billion dollar organizations, for-profit, government, and not-for-profit. He brings a commitment to serve clients with his full array of business skills involving budgeting, staffing, inventory control, profit generation, program management, contracting and negotiation. Mike can be reached by email by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





Larry Bonino


Lawrence N. Bonino, M&A Advisor

Mr. Bonino has over 25 years experience starting, growing, and preparing businesses for sale. His expertise is in enhancing business value and increasing profitability. Mr. Bonino is a high performance business coach, a creative executive and visionary who thinks big, while creating practical solutions for achieving clients’ goals. During the past 25 years Mr. Bonino has founded 5 companies and 2 non-profit institutes; and has served on the Boards of 8 businesses and community service organizations and university advisory boards. To contact Mr. Bonino, via email, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Mergers, Acquisitions, Business Sales, and Divestitures

COMPETENCIES: M&A Advisory, Business Brokerage, Strategic Planning, Performance Improvement Consulting, Interim CEO/COO/CFO, Executive Coaching, Succession Planning, and Loan Brokerage.

The Marathon Story

Marathon Capital Advisors, a sister firm to Marathon Franchise Advisors and Marathon Financing Advisors, both divisions of Marathon Business Group, LLC., is a specialty financial services firm founded in 2006.  

Marathon’s mission is based on simple founding values, build trusted relationships and be results driven. In that light, we keep our clients informed during each step in the process and we adhere to a proven process to achieve a successful conclusion for client engagement.