Meet The Team

 


Raymond H. Melcher, Jr. Cofounder & Managing Principal

Cell (484) 797-9796
Office:(610) 898-8086 ext. 22
Email: rmelcher@vrmarathon.com

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.


Rodger Caramanica M&A Advisor

Cell: (484) 678-3126
Office: (601) 898-8086 ext. 24
Email: rcaramanica@vrmarathon.com

Mr. Caramanica has 35 years experience in management and ownership positions with a diverse mix of companies including manufacturing, logistics, technology, retail, and wholesale. His premier relationship skills make him a trusted advisor for business owners. Rodger is extensively networked and is relentless at matching buyers and sellers of privately owned businesses.


John F. McCormack M&A Advisor

Cell: (484) 678-3126
Office: (601) 898-8086 ext. 23
Email: jmccormack@vrmarathon.com

Mr. McCormack has over 20 years of leadership experience in government and the private sector focused on innovative programs, grant writing, construction projects, human resources, and fiscal planning. Mr. McCormack secured extensive federal multi-million dollar service contracts and acted as an advisor, consultant, and committee member to several federal, state, and municipal agencies. At Marathon since 2007, he has specialized in assisting “main street” business on both the buy and sell side.


Joseph Templin M&A Advisor

Cell: (610) 587-0581
Office: (601) 898-8086
Email: jtemplin@vrmarathon.com

Mr. Templin is a well-known and respected businessman having owned several businesses and having been a successful real estate developer and investor in Berks and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and along the New Jersey shore. Joe’s extensive entrepreneurial experience makes him an insightful and a results-oriented advisor to both buyers and sellers of businesses.


John Nester M&A Advisor

Cell: (610) 547-4083
Office: (601) 898-8086
Email: jnester@vrmarathon.com

Mr. Nester has over 21 years of experience in multiple aspects of business, including purchasing, operations, customer service, production, insurance and financing. He has over 7 years of experience in banking, consumer lending, credit analysis, product development, investment property lending, credit card and merchant programs. Mr. Nester has a diverse business background and an engaging style, which serves him well when working with clients.


Robert Ruhe M&A Advisor

Cell: (570) 412-4260
Office: (601)898-8086
Email: bobruhe@ptd.net

Mr. Ruhe is an accomplished businessman having held executive management positions with several companies. He is an adjunct college professor teaching Entrepreneurship and is an instructor in the highly regarded Dale Carnegie Leadership Program. Bob is an accomplished marketing strategist and is well networked throughout Berks and Lehigh counties


Robert Kwitkowski Accounting Manager and Financial Analyst

Cell: (610) 533-3679
Office: (601) 898-8086
Email: Bob@controllerSupport.com

Mr. Kwitkowski has worked for privately held businesses for over 25 years, ranging in size from startups to $400 million revenue. He has held positions as a purchasing manager, human resource manager, controller and chief financial officer. He manages Marathon’s financial affairs and support Marathon’s M&A Advisors with financial analysis, valuations, and transaction marketing.


Brad Rauch, CPA Financial Analysis

Cell: (717) 209-7130
Office: (601) 898-8086
Email: brauch@rauchfinancial.com

Mr. Rauch has over 29 years of accounting experience and is the owner of Rauch Financial, an accounting and tax consulting practice. Brad supports the Marathon M&A Advisors with financial analysis, valuations and transaction strategy.


Please contact us to discuss your individual business needs.