Ted Brandt

Chief Executive Officer

Meet Ted Brandt

Ted Brandt is Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Marathon Capital. In this role, Mr. Brandt is responsible for managing the global operations and strategic decisions for the company, overseeing the various transaction teams, and continuing to build the Marathon Capital brand.

Prior to founding Marathon Capital, Mr. Brandt held various senior management positions within large non-bank finance and leasing companies including: GE Capital, Dana Commercial Credit, and Transamerica. During this 15-year period Mr. Brandt had start-up responsibility for leasing units, hands-on turnaround assignments, and opportunities to create and execute a variety of manufacturer vendor programs. He also actively worked on the buying and selling of specialty commercial finance units during this time.

Mr. Brandt received a BA in Economics in 1984 from Oberlin College and his MBA in 1987 from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves on the Advisory Council for Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago and the Board of Trustees for Oberlin College. He holds his Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 securities licenses.


Executive Assistant
Alexa Thompson    
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