Marathon Consulting, LLC, a leading provider of custom application development solutions based in Hampton Roads, today announced it has attained a Microsoft Gold Application Development competency.  This achievement places Marathon within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability to deliver solutions in today’s dynamic business environment.

To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, Marathon had to submit customer references demonstrating successful projects, implement a yearly customer satisfaction study, pass a sales assessment, and employ at least four consultants who have successfully completed 3 exams to earn a Microsoft Solution Developer (MCSD) certification. The following 5 individuals from Marathon earned their MCSD: John Hadzima, Chuck Bryan, Jerry Davis, Stephanie Jones and Eric Wilkinson.

Chuck Bryan, Professional Development Coordinator, said “Achieving the Gold Partnership has been a goal for several years.  The Gold Application Development competency gives Marathon Consultants access to the whole library of Microsoft development tools and platforms.  This allows us to meet the needs of our clients’ evolving needs with the latest and best from Microsoft.”

About Marathon

Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Marathon Consulting helps clients bring cost-effective solutions to high priority business challenges.  Marathon’s services result in quick pay-back and high ROI, allowing clients to maximize the benefits of their IT investment.  Marathon offers a full range of software development and related information technology services including:

·        Mobile Application Development

·        Data Warehousing

·        Specialized Reporting Solutions

·        Custom Application Development

·        Intranet & Extranet Portal Development

·        Website Design & Development

·        Web Application Design & Development
·        Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

·        Pay-Per-Click Campaign Management

·        Project Management

·        Business Analysis

·        Software Package Selection

·        IT Performance Assessments

·        IT Planning

Marathon can be reached at (757) 427-6999, or on the Web at