Marathon Consulting Recognized as one of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for the 5th Year in a Row

Ranks No. 3698 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 with 3-Year Sales Growth of 86%
August 20, 2014


Marathon Consulting, LLC, a Hampton Roads-based provider of Information Technology and Internet Marketing solutions, announced today that the company was named to the 33rd annual Inc. 500/5000 list. Inc. Magazine's list is an annual compilation of the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing, privately held U.S. companies. A growth rate of 86% placed Marathon in the 3,698th position on the list. This is the 5th consecutive year Marathon has been named to the list, ranking 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 recognized for 5 years running by Inc. Magazine is extremely gratifying, particularly given Marathon's approach to growth and our commitment to quality. From day one, our vision has been based on building a company which strives to be the best provider of Information Technology services in Hampton Roads first and foremost, not the biggest. This, we believe, manifests itself through the customer service we provide our clients and is executed by our first-class consulting team. As Marathon finds new clients that we are able to serve, we take pride in the satisfaction of those clients who continue to call on us."

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The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. For more information, visit

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