• Charlie Brown

    Financial Advisor

    Charlie is the founding financial advisor of Marathon Financial Group, based in Boston, MA. He and his team (see below) specialize in helping busy, successful, and established professionals organize their financial lives and take the stress out of planning.

    In the earlier years of his practice, Charlie concentrated almost exclusively on serving the needs of Boston area physicians and their families. While this vocation remains a focus, the practice has since grown significantly to serve other professionals and business owners all over the United States.

    Charlie started his practice with the simple mission of being ‘great, rather than big’ and is focused on building a limited number of strong, long-term relationships with those who are mid- to late-career, in light of his expertise and considerable experience.

    Charlie has a degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and holds his FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and SIE licenses.

    Charlie grew up on Boston’s South Shore and currently resides in Boston with his partner Stephen, a primary care physician. When not at the office, Charlie is most likely traveling to visit friends or family, or purely for leisure/exploration.

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  • Evan R. Shifley, CLU®

    Financial Advisor

    Evan is a Financial Advisor with the Marathon Financial Group. After years of specializing in insurance at John Hancock Financial Services Co., he joined Marathon Financial Group to focus on comprehensive financial planning. Evan primarily works with physicians in training to mid-career, but also assists with other busy, successful professionals to help organize their financial lives and transform their relationship with money.


    He holds the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), as well as his Series 6; Series 7, Series 63; Series 65; Life Insurance; and Accident & Health Insurance licenses. Evan received his degree in Economics & Mathematics from St. Lawrence University. While at St. Lawrence, Evan was a four-year member of the varsity football team.

    Currently living in Downtown Boston with Fiancé Madison, Evan enjoys golfing, reading, watching the Patriots, and eating out in Boston’s North End.

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  • Indrani

    Indrani Namilikonda

    Paraplanner/Client Services Coordinator

    Indrani provides client service and coordinates all new business for the practice. In addition, she oversees the financial planning process and is closely involved in data collection and financial analysis.

    Indrani holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and also has a master’s degree in Accounting from a university in India.

    She lives in Boston with her husband and twelve-year-old son. She likes to run, cook and play tennis.

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  • Brent Wood

    Operations Director

    Brent oversees investment operations for Marathon Financial Group. Before joining the team, Brent was the Director of Investments for a nationwide RIA, where he managed dozens of teams and oversaw the implementation of investment plans for more than 1,000 clients.

    Brent joined Marathon Financial Group so he could focus his efforts on providing excellent service to a smaller, more select group of clients and families. He is committed to making each client’s investment experience an industry best by providing exceptional service in a clear and timely fashion.

    After graduating from the University of Georgia with a BA in International Business, Brent owned and managed Irish dancing schools in 5 cities and 4 states. Together with his wife Abbey, they have trained dancers who have won numerous regional, national, and international awards. Brent and Abbey are also committed to giving back to the community and their dancers perform for charities, retirement homes, and schools.

    Brent lives in Charleston, SC with his wife and two young children.

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  • John Bay

    Director of Investments

    John Bay is the Director of Investments for the Marathon Financial Group and is a CFA charter-holder.

    John earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Bates College, and then a few years later, went on to the UCLA Anderson School of Management where he got his full-time MBA. While at UCLA, he was the recipient of the J Fred Weston award, finishing in the top 2% of over 350 finance students.During his time at UCLA, John and his classmates managed a large percentage of the school’s hundred-million-dollar endowment, with their value equities segment outperforming others by over 1,200 basis points.

    John has worked in the financial services industry and within wealth management for over 13 years. He’s spent a decade managing portfolios for ultra-high net worth individuals specifically, as well as foundations and institutional clients. Prior to business school, John worked at US Trust within the centralized trading and research department. Immediately after finishing his MBA, he worked at UBS as the Internal CIO for one of their largest advisor teams. He ultimately helped form Pallas Capital Advisors and retain 100% of the firm’s clients from UBS. John was the Senior Portfolio Manager at Pallas, heading up the firm’s SMID Cap portfolios in addition to creating and managing all of the ESG strategies.

    John currently lives in Arlington, MA with his wife Connor, two children, and Doodle. In his free time, John enjoys hiking, skiing, and the thrill of making a good Valencian Paella.

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Business Support

As an investment firm, Marathon Financial Group receives business support, including investment management, compliance, human resources, and more, through our Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), Goss Advisors. Learn more about Goss Advisors, our RIA Support Team. Learn more about Goss Advisors, our RIA Support Team at www.gossadvisors.com.

  • Ryan Geschke

    Director of Investments