Sean Farnan

Chief Financial Officer

Meet Sean Farnan

Sean Farnan is Chief Financial Officer at Marathon Capital. Mr. Farnan’s primary responsibilities include oversight of the company’s financial accounting and reporting, taxation, managerial reporting, information and communications technology, banking, treasury, capital raising, and principal investing. Mr. Farnan also works closely with the Chief Compliance Officer on legal and compliance functions.

Prior to Marathon, Mr. Farnan served as Chief Financial Officer of Elevate K-12, an early-stage on-line K-12 instruction company based in Chicago. Prior to that, he spent nearly 13 years at Alvarez & Marsal in both practice leadership and client service roles. He was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer for Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Transaction Advisory Group.  In this role, he oversaw the day to day financial management and operations of a global professional services practice with offices across the US and Europe, and in India, Asia, and Latin America. Mr. Farnan initially joined the Transaction Advisory Group as the fifth employee in the practice in 2006 and went on help to grow the global team to more than 350 employees worldwide and generate over $150 million of revenue annually. He also served on various executive and strategy committees for the practice as well as the broader firm. During his client services tenure at Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Farnan specialized in accounting due diligence and financial analysis for buy-side, sell-side and post-transaction engagements. Mr. Farnan began his career with audit and transaction support groups of Big Four accounting firms in Chicago, Atlanta, and New York. 

Mr. Farnan holds his BBA in Accounting and his MBA in Accounting, with a concentration in International Business, from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Farnan is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Illinois.