Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Ted Brandt is co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Capital, a Chicago-based investment banking boutique specializing in the global Energy and Infrastructure markets. The firm provides financial advice in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, structuring and capital raising of corporate capital, project debt equity, tax equity, as well as restructuring/recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations.
Mr. Brandt spends the majority of his time collaborating with his colleagues at Marathon Capital to deliver the Firm’s services to clients and their Boards. The firm’s recent noteworthy engagements include being the Advisor to Mexico Power Group on the equity capital raise and project financing of the 130 MW La Bufa 1 Wind Farm, Advisor to NTR’s Wind Capital Group on the Sale of 350 MW of US Operating Wind Projects, Advisor to the Board of Managers on the sale of First Wind Holdings to SunEdison and TerraForm, Advisor to Suzlon on the sale of the 240 MW Big Sky Wind Project to Everpower, and Advisor to American Wind Capital on the sale of the portfolio to Hannon Armstrong.
Prior to 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. Mr. Brandt also actively worked on the buying and selling of specialty commercial finance units during this time.
Mr. Brandt received a BA in Economics from Oberlin College, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and holds his Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 securities licenses.