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Raymond H. Melcher, Jr.

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Managing Director

Business Services

Mr. Melcher possesses over 35 years of diversified C-Level business experience in investment and commercial banking.

Throughout his career, Mr. Melcher has been involved in more than 200 M&A transactions. Mr. Melcher has also served in an interim leadership role for eight privately owned companies. Prior to joining Janney, Mr. Melcher was a Managing Director with HighBank Advisors, a mid-market investment bank and financial advisory firm. In addition, Mr. Melcher founded Marathon Business Group in 2006, a boutique M&A advisory firm serving small and mid-sized privately-held companies. Before founding Marathon, Mr. Melcher was CEO for three commercial banking institutions: Pennsylvania National Bank, Security National Bank and Leesport Financial Corporation.

Mr. Melcher has previously served on the Board and in leadership roles in numerous community, charitable, professional and business organizations, and is a regular contributor to the Reading Eagle Business Weekly newspaper, commenting on M&A, business strategy, corporate governance and related topics.

Mr. Melcher earned a B.A. in Economics from Kutztown University, a B.A. in Banking and Finance from Alvernia University and an M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s University. Mr. Melcher currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Alvernia University.