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Ray Melcher
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. Raymond can be reached via email at rmelcher@vrmarathon.com.

Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA's BrokerCheck. Securities offered through World Equity Group, Inc., member FINRA / SIPC. Marathon Business Group, LLC and World Equity Group, Inc. are independently owned and operated. The World Equity Group Form CRS can be found here. 

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. Assessing performance capability to determine improvement plans, then putting those plans into action to achieve the improvements, has been a particular focus. 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 at mmccarthy@vrmarathon.com

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 and creator of the Strategic Asset Value Enhance Program (SAVE,) a business excellence system for dramatically improving company performance. Mr. Bonino is a creative executive who sees the potential greatness of companies and their people. He is a visionary who has mastered the art of thinking big, while simultaneously creating practical solutions for achieving his client's goals. With an extensive background in sales, Mr. Bonino has been personally responsible for the management and direct sale of over $65 million of services, products, and programs to more than 1500 companies. 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. Larry can be reached at lbonino@vrmarathon.com

David Bowman, M&A Advisor: David Bowman brings many years of experience to Marathon, having served in executive leadership roles in CEO coaching, manufacturing, the service industry, and logistics. Across his career, his supplier and customer relation work has taken him throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. As a skilled communicator and professional, Marathon values David’s many years of practical experience. David can be reached at dbowman@vrmarathon.com
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