We have built a strong and diverse group of IT consulting professionals at Marathon Consulting. Our engineers have a unique blend of IT smarts, creativity and personal service. Our team is what sets Marathon apart from other IT firms in the New York City area.
Next up in our series of team member profiles: Paul D. Zammit, our Project Manager.
How did you find your job at Marathon? I was offered a position at a financial company but their process was moving slowly, so I decided to start interviewing again. I setup two different new interviews. After meeting with Scott Wilson (Marathon’s Founder & CEO), I knew Marathon was the right place for me.
What were you doing before joining Marathon? I’ve been working in IT since 1997. I started in desktop support, wanted to get into network administration and Marathon gave me the opportunity to raise my game.
Describe your role at Marathon: My role has changed over the last year. I used to consider myself Marathon’s “IT Fireman.” I would help a company in the middle of an urgent tech issue and get things back on track. Although I still do that sometimes, I now manage projects as well as work them. I enjoy guiding our clients through our process, answering their question and finding proactive solutions to help them be more successful.
What kind of career experience or certifications do you have? I have 15 years of IT industry experience. I’ve worked for internal IT departments for several companies. I did executive level support of the Interactive Marketing Department at AOL/Time Warner. I’ve worked for AOL MovieFone, AOL Music and Harris Interactive. I’ve also done IT consulting for law firms and marketing firms.
What do you enjoy most about your role at Marathon? I like the day-to-day challenges. I’m constantly learning new technologies in my role, so things never get boring. In the past, it became harder to find a new challenge on the job as I got to know an environment. Challenges are what make this a fun and interesting business.
What do you think sets Marathon apart? The company attitude and the way we approach our work. It starts with Scott and Bill Stucklen, the company founders. They have great temperaments as employers, have realistic expectations and are there to teach and work with you.
What’s your favorite part about working at Marathon? EVERYTHING! The people; the camaraderie. Everything. Really. The Marathon family has been very good to me on a personal level.
What do you like to do for fun? Since the beginning of this year, I’ve made a commitment to getting in shape and have taken up boxing. I’ve lost 55 lbs since January training with my Marathon colleagues. If I had a 4 day weekend, I’d go visit my daughter in Baltimore. We always have a blast!
What is your dream vacation spot? I love the Caribbean.
Favorite sports teams? The NY Giants, the Yankees and the NY Rangers. I love New York sports.
Favorite touristy NYC thing to do or recommend out-of-towners do? I always take people to the Empire State Building and Central Park.