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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.

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.