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About Us

Ascolta, a subsidiary of ViON Corporation, is a big data system integrator and service provider specializing in cyber and advanced analytics for enterprise-level customers across public and private sector. Ascolta partners with the industry’s leading manufacturers, providing customized analytics solutions to support data warehouse augmentation, operational analysis, security and intelligence and cyber. With flexible financial models available and the ability to deliver analytics via the Cloud or on/off- premise platforms, Ascolta enables organizations to rapidly deploy analytics with 24/7 support and managed services. The veteran-owned business is located in Herndon, Virginia.

Meet Our Leaders

Ascolta’s leaders bring deep background in cyber security and technology at the highest levels of business and government.

They combine industry knowledge with personal discipline and a commitment to do what it takes to help you achieve your mission.

John MansfieldSenior Vice President
John Mansfield joined Ascolta (a ViON company) in February 2017 to establish and grow the analytics and cyber security portfolio and practice, focusing on the Federal Government, Agencies thereof, DoD and State and Local Governments. His expertise springs from his many years of product development and management experience in the telecommunications infrastructure, systems integration and software development markets. Prior to his position at ViON, Mr. Mansfield spent 13 years with Hitachi Data Systems, where he served as President and CTO of Hitachi Platform Division and, before that, Executive Vice President of Global Solution, Strategy and Development. During that time, Mr. Mansfield led the company’s global engineering, product design and technical strategies, product management, and overall product profit and loss responsibilities. Mr. Mansfield also spent four years as Vice President of Product Management with StorageNetworks, a storage service provider based in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for developing and deploying storage solutions for enterprise and e-commerce customers. Prior to StorageNetworks, he was a Vice President with Sapient Corporation, a leading Web integrator and consultancy based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Mansfield holds engineering degrees in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University. He was also a carrier pilot for six years in the United States Navy.
Wayne HallGeneral Manager
Wayne joins Ascolta with 18 years of business, technology and leadership experience in product development, professional services and business optimization in commercial and government contracting, both CONUS and OCONUS. He is skilled at building and directing high performance teams, lowering expenditures and focusing business growth through the orchestration of technology and processes. He brings a proven track record in GEOINT, SSA, C4ISR, cloud transition support and hybrid cloud solutions, data analytics, social media monitoring and analysis, machine learning and advanced R&D in public, private and start-up environments. Wayne’s experience across all levels of the corporate and development life cycle provides a valuable perspective on organizational and technical opportunities. Wayne attended both the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Virginia. He has a B.S. in Engineering Science with a concentration in Systems Engineering and thesis on Information Warfare: Public Policy & Security.
Rick PalermoVice President, Client Delivery
Rick’s primary focus is customer delivery in both the federal and commercial markets and in ensuring Ascolta’s data, systems and procedures are secure. Rick previously served eleven years in the office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, both in uniform as a Marine Corps officer and as a Lead Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. He is recognized for his cybersecurity, operational, strategic and policy experience in supporting the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and his process and systems analysis experience in supporting the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Business Process and Systems Review. Prior to serving in the DoD CIO, he served as an active duty combat arms officer, serving in command and operations billets from the Platoon to Division and Combined Joint Task Force level.