Marathon Consulting Named in 2021 Best Places to Work in Virginia

Eight Time Winner, Ranking 27th in Small Employer Category
February 03, 2021

BPTW logo 2021Marathon Consulting, LLC, a leading IT Consulting and Digital Marketing firm headquartered in Virginia Beach with an office in Richmond, was pleased to announce that the company was named to the 2021 Best Places to Work in Virginia.  Following up on last year’s top-ten finish, Marathon ranked 27th this year among the 63 companies in the Small Employer category, which includes employers with up to 99 U.S. employees. 

This is Marathon’s Eighth time on the list, ranking 9th in 2020, 14th in 2019, 6th in 2018, 12th in 2017, 1st in 2016, 19th in 2015 and 12th in 2013.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The 2021 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies. 

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the state of Virginia;
  • Have at least 15 employees working in the state of Virginia; and
  • Be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Virginia and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.


Harris Pezzella, President of Marathon Consulting, said, “This award has always held a special significance to our company, perhaps this year more than any other. At Marathon, we value our people above all else, and in a year where so many of the normal ways of expressing that appreciation have been taken away from so many of us, we take pride in this honor in a unique way and are grateful for our tremendous team more than ever.”  Pezzella concluded, “To that end, I would like to say a special thank you to our entire Marathon family for, even under these most difficult of circumstances, continuing to make our company a special place to come to work.”

Erin Mullinax

Virginia Beach Office (HQ)

4525 Columbus St, Suite 200

Virginia Beach, VA 23462



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