Marathon Consulting, LLC to Expand Significantly in Virginia Beach

34 new jobs bring City’s growth in tech jobs to more than 600 this fiscal year

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Marathon Consulting, LLC, a Hampton Roads-based provider of information technology and digital marketing solutions will almost double in size and add 34 full-time positions to its Virginia Beach headquarters. The company, founded in 2006, is currently located at 505 S. Independence Blvd.


Marathon has entered into a lease for 9,000 square feet of office space in 5 Columbus Center, 4525 Columbus St. in the Virginia Beach Town Center.


The company was named to the 33rd annual Inc. 500/5000 list in August 2014. Inc. magazine's list is an annual compilation of the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States. A growth rate of 86 percent placed Marathon in the 3,698th position on the list. That was the fifth consecutive year Marathon was named to the list ranking 2,686th in 2013, 2,558th in 2012, 2,493rd in 2011 and 466th in 2010.


The company will add 34 full-time employees to the existing 59 in the areas of web and application developers, business analysts and project managers. Marathon will also invest more than $200,000 in business property with this expansion.


“Marathon Consulting, LLC has consistently hit it out of the park,” said Warren D. Harris, director of Virginia Beach Economic Development. “They had an opportunity to look at expansion options outside Virginia Beach, and we are so proud of the decision to keep the corporate headquarters here and to join us in Town Center. They bring a tremendous wealth of technology talent to Virginia Beach, and these new jobs will attract even more. Our department has worked hard to bring more than 600 new high-tech jobs to Virginia Beach over the past year.”


Harris Pezzella, president of Marathon Consulting, said “Marathon has always taken great pride in being a representative of the ongoing economic expansion taking place in the region, and particularly, its affiliation with the Central Business District and Town Center.  We are very appreciative of this generous grant from the Virginia Beach Economic Development Authority, as it goes a long way towards assisting Marathon’s goal of becoming the premier provider of information technology services throughout Hampton Roads and beyond.”


The Virginia Beach Economic Development Authority has approved an Economic Development Investment Program grant in the amount of $85,000 based on the number of jobs to be created with this expansion.


The company was assisted in their real estate search by Sezin Cortinas and Krista Costa of Divaris Real Estate, Inc., one of the largest commercial and industrial property management, leasing and brokerage groups on the U.S. eastern seaboard. Founded in 1974, the Divaris Group is headquartered in Virginia Beach, with offices throughout Hampton Roads, Richmond, Roanoke, Charlotte and Washington, DC.


Marathon Consulting, LLC has recently been contracted to develop mobile apps, including an app for the new Apple Watch. Local clients include STIHL, SwimWays, Hall Automotive, Liberty Tax, S.B. Ballard, Armada Hoffler, USI and Gold Key | PHR Hotels and Resorts. For more information, visit


The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international businesses to stimulate capital investment and create jobs. Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia with a population of 440,000, and it is the 37th largest in the United States. It is recognized as one of the Best Run Cities in America by 24/7 Wall St. The Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council in 2012 and is one of only 29 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. It is listed among the Top Five Overall Mid-sized American Cities of the Future, Top 10 for Economic Potential and Top Five for Infrastructure by fDi magazine. ranked Virginia Beach as the Easiest Place to Start a Business and the 2nd Most Business-Friendly City in the country. For more information, visit