q1 2019 marathon milestone anniversaries

Marathon Q1 Milestone Anniversaries 2019

We congratulate these three exceptional team members on their milestone anniversaries at Marathon Consulting!

Laura Moss

Although Laura joined in October 2012, she was already known to many of the team members at Marathon.  Over the years, Laura has built a reputation as an outstanding solutions engineer, with a diverse skillset on both the software and database side of the house.  When she came on board, she made immediate impacts at clients like Liberty Tax, Anthem, and Dominion Enterprises, before leaving for a stint as a high school math teacher in 2014.  In September 2016, she rejoined the Marathon team and continued where she left off, raising the bar both through her solutions, and customer service.  Her work at places like Swimways and Chartway, mostly in the areas of data warehousing and analytics, has helped distinguish Laura in the eyes of her colleagues and clients alike.  One of many things that has always set Laura apart is her focus on providing exceptional service to the client, no matter what the technology might be.  At her very heart, Laura has always been about solving problems, and her passion for that has never wavered.

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Left to right: Tony Cortinas, Harris Pezzella, Laura Moss, Ben Ricks, Tom Marsden


Jeff Jacobs

Jeff joined the Marathon team in March of 2014 as an application developer and database administrator. Jeff also brought his extensive SharePoint experience to Marathon which helped solidify a newer service offering. Jeff has a degree in Computer Science (Computer Engineering minor) from Old Dominion University and has worked in various industries before joining Marathon including DoD, Finance and Communications/Media. Jeff has worked on a wide array of projects at Marathon during his 5 years delivering solutions related to custom web applications, data warehouses, custom reports, mobile applications, data migrations and SharePoint to name a few.

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Left to right: Tony Cortinas, Harris Pezzella, Jeff Jacobs, Ben Ricks, Tom Marsden


Cindy Vartuli

Cindy joined Marathon in February of 2014 as Administrative & Marketing Assistant.  She came to Marathon Consulting back before we were at our current offices in Town Center. As Marathon has grown over the years, Cindy has been instrumental in helping keep the trains running and everyone organized. She is always willing to offer a helping hand no matter the task, and is also responsible for a lot of the advertising that Marathon creates.

Cindy currently lives in Virginia Beach with her husband Patrick and son Dylan.  She is originally from Louisiana, and is a HUGE New Orleans Saints fan (Geaux Saints!). This year she was thrilled when her second grandson was born on Drew Brees’ birthday.

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Left to right: Tony Cortinas, Harris Pezzella, Cindy Vartuli, Ben Ricks, Tom Marsden
Tony Cortinas

Tony Cortinas is vice president and one of the founding partners of Marathon Consulting. He oversees marketing and finance for the company. He also leads the digital marketing practice, which includes website design and development, search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click (PPC) projects.

Cortinas began his IT career in networking where he became a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). He then moved to web and application development for clients in sectors including automotive, retail, banking, education, healthcare, government, marketing and real estate.

Cortinas is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and focuses on internal processes  to ensure that projects finish on time and on budget.

A native of Fairfax, Virginia, Cortinas is a graduate of the College of William & Mary with a degree in business administration (concentration in IT).

Ben Ricks

Ben Ricks is Vice President of Marathon Consulting and oversees our technical teams. He is a leading expert in web-based and client/server applications and relies on a broad range of development tools and leading data base management systems like Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle.

Ben began in the IT industry at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and then spent time at Keane, Inc. Throughout his career, he’s worked with clients in industries including education, energy, advertising, tourism, healthcare, communications and manufacturing. Ricks also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

A native of Franklin, Virginia, Ricks graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Accounting and Computer Information Systems.

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