Marathon Consulting Ranks No. 466 on the 2010 Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 644%
Marathon Consulting, LLC, a Virginia Beach-based provider of information technology solutions, today announced that the company was named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list, an annual compilation of the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing, privately held U.S. companies. Marathon Consulting achieved a growth rate of 643.9% since its launch in 2006. This growth placed Marathon in the 466th position on the list.
"We're extremely proud to gain this type of national recognition", said Al Moore, Marathon's president. "When the four founders, Harris Pezzella, Ben Ricks, Tony Cortinas, and I first discussed launching Marathon, we developed a very strong consensus on how we wanted Marathon to evolve. We have been able to set goals, communicate them to our consulting staff and clients, and make sure every business decision supported those goals", he continued.
"One of our founding principles was to hire the best individuals we could find, give them the tools and methods that would ensure the delivery of high quality, high value services, and build around that group. Fortunately, we've been able to do that and the clients have responded to our approach", Moore stated.
"We take our role in the business community very seriously. We strive to deliver measurable business value to our clients and position ourselves as their preferred IT services provider", he said.
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The 2010 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2006 to 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent-not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies-as of December 31, 2009. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2006 is $80,000; the minimum for 2009 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. The companies of the Inc. 500 represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.