About Us

As Visionists, we embrace some of our nation's most complex challenges.

Since our inception, we have provided the United States Intelligence Community with custom software solutions and analysis services. They seek us out for our innovative and imaginative ideas. Visionist places a priority on truly understanding our client's objectives. We love what we do and the missions that we support. We harness this passion to provide the most cutting edge and life-saving software in the industry.

years in business
Employee owned
Active contracts
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Meet the Team

Chris Berry – President


Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University, and a Masters in Engineering Management from George Washington University. Upon graduation from Bucknell, Chris spent 9 years working at the National Security Agency as a software developer, systems engineer, and project manager.

He joined TRW as a System Engineer and Program Manager and then left TRW to join Impact Science & Technology (IST).  In 2010, Chris departed to co-found Visionist, Inc. Chris brings to Visionist both a deep knowledge of the defense industry and an unwavering dedication to his employees.

Brian Lehman – Vice President


Brian has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Brian began his career at HRB Systems as a systems engineer but found his passion in software engineering, specifically user interface and signal processing development.

Brian then joined Impact Science & Technology (IST) as a senior engineer. Brian left IST and joined Chris Berry to co-found Visionist. He brings an intense focus on creating/growing a Visionist team with both strong technical aptitude and cohesive ideology.

Jim Orndorff – VP of Strategy


Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Central Maryland Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).

Jim has over 25 years’ experience delivering management and technical expertise to a wide range of DoD and Intelligence customers. At Visionist, Jim is responsible for the company’s long-term vision, growth, and operational maturity as the company transitions from a small business to a major player in the analytics market.