Marathon Capital LLC, a financial advisory and investment banking firm in the clean and sustainable energy sector, has hired Iain Watson as country manager of its Canadian operations.

Based in Calgary, Watson will work to lead Marathon Capital’s growth. Watson was most recently the head of power and utilities at National Bank Financial and brings over 20 years of advisory experience to Marathon Capital, including sector-specific experience across the infrastructure and clean energy sectors. At National Bank Financial, Watson was responsible for primary account coverage and mandate origination with clients in the power, utilities and clean technology industries. Prior to that, he held roles at Canaccord and RBC Capital Markets in Calgary, and SG Barr Devlin in New York City.

“Marathon Capital has a well-established reputation globally as a leading advisor and I look forward to expanding their presence within the Canadian market as the transition towards clean energy continues to accelerate,” says Watson.