Your Investment Team

Jim Kennedy / President

James G. Kennedy is the founder and President of Marathon Capital Management. Prior to establishing Marathon, he was Vice President and Portfolio Manager for a Baltimore-based investment management firm with $1.2 billion under management. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. Kennedy has an M.B.A. from Loyola University. He spent the first 14 years of his career with Alexander & Alexander (now Aon Plc) in its employee benefit and retirement plan communications consulting practice.

Jim is an avid reader across a wide variety of subjects, is married and has three children, and in his spare time can be found on the tennis court, golf course or throwing a line in the water in search of the one that got away.

Angus Burton / Senior Vice President

Angus M. Burton joined Marathon in January 2006 as Senior Vice President and Partner. Prior to joining Marathon, he was a financial consultant and portfolio manager with a national investment firm. A graduate of Hobart College, Angus has over thirty years of financial service experience and has served on the investment consulting advisory boards of several regional and national brokerage firms.

Angus is also a prolific reader, is married and has three children, and in his spare time can be found advising and assisting various charitable organizations, testing his mettle on the squash and tennis courts, or as the resident Marathon fly-fishing “professional,” untangling his partners as he pulls in the day’s catch.

Cliff Athey / Senior Analyst

Cliff Athey joined Marathon in late 2015 as Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Marathon, he spent 10 years covering a wide range of institutional money management accounts for two highly respected investment banking firms. Cliff attained an M.B.A. from Georgetown in 2005, and attended The University of the South (Sewanee) for his undergraduate degree in Economics.

Cliff is married, has three children, is Marathon's resident golf pro, and is an advisory board member for Sewanee's Babson Center for Global Commerce.


Tylor Burton


Ty Burton is an independent contractor with extensive programming and network systems experience across a wide variety of industries including aviation, education, regulatory and office automation. He has a B.A. from Hartwick College, has been married for 31 years and has three grown children. In his spare time he enjoys sailing, swimming, skiing and traveling.

Liz Witty


Liz Witty joined Marathon in the Fall of 2014 as Office Manager. She takes care of our front office needs and financial reporting. Liz has a B.S. In Finance from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from Loyola University. She brings years of experience to the job having been a credit analyst, bookkeeper and financial analyst for various Baltimore-based organizations. Liz is married, has two children, and in her spare time, enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time at the beach.

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