For the 7th Year in a Row Marathon Consulting is Named to the Inc. 5000 List of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

Ranks No. 4885 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 45%
August 23, 2016

Marathon Consulting, LLC, a Hampton Roads-based provider of Information Technology and Digital Marketing solutions, announced today that the company was named to the annual Inc. 500/5000 list for the seventh consecutive year. Inc. Magazine’s list is an annual compilation of the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing, privately held U.S. companies.

Marathon has ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 list every single year of eligibility, debuting on the 2010 Inc. 500 list with a ranking of 466. This year, Marathon placed 4,885th with a growth rate of 45% over the past 3 years. In the same period, Marathon added 28 employees to the team. Marathon ranked 4,916th on the 2015 list, 3,698th on the 2014 list, 2,686th on the 2013 list, 2,558th on the 2012 list, 2,493rd on the 2011 list, and 466th on the 2010 Inc. 500 list.


Harris Pezzella, President of Marathon Consulting, said, “To be named to the Inc 500/5000 list at any time would be a tremendous honor. To make it for 7 consecutive years is a feat that is difficult to put into words. Every business owner knows how challenging it is to achieve the growth needed for such recognition. The effort needed to make it for such a stretch is testimony to the hiring of the best people the IT industry has to offer and our total commitment to client success.” He continued, “While this is certainly exciting for us at Marathon, we are also happy to be able to share this recognition with so many other Hampton Roads businesses, many of whom we are proud to call clients, colleagues, and friends.”

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Methodology - The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2015. 

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