Matt Shanahan

Managing Director

Meet Matt Shanahan

Matt Shanahan is a Managing Director at Marathon Capital and leads the firm’s tax equity practice. He has over 25 years of experience in structuring, syndication, and managing large, complex corporate finance transactions.

Since joining Marathon in 2010, Mr. Shanahan has closed over $3 billion of tax equity-related transactions in the solar and wind sectors, including partnership flips, sale-leasebacks, and tax-advantaged restructurings. Key clients include Innogy, Invenergy, Coronal, Tyr Energy, IGS Solar, Santander, NRG, Rockland Capital, and Edison Mission Energy.

Before joining Marathon Capital, Mr. Shanahan held senior investment banking positions at The CIT Group, Newcourt Credit Group, Bank of America Leasing and Capital Group, and The Deerpath Group. In those positions, he was responsible for structuring and syndicating U.S. domestic tax leases, U.S. project finance leveraged leases, U.S. and U.K. cross-border tax leases, partnership financings, and structured debt financings. Throughout his career, Mr. Shanahan has focused on tax-based financings in the energy and transportation sectors, including those for hydroelectric, geothermal, natural gas, solar, wind, coal generation facilities, Section 29 tax credit monetization, rail operating leasing partnerships, and corporate and commercial aircraft.

Mr. Shanahan received a BA in Economics from Kenyon College and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Shanahan holds his Series 7 and 63 licenses.