in our employees to benefit our customers
Everything we do is focused on creating an environment where our team and their ideas can thrive
Why employee ownership matters
From day one, Visionist’s founding team of seven engineers and analysts committed to sharing the success of the company with those who drive it – our employees. Our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) is on track to become Visionist’s largest shareholder, and we want you to be part of it.
Visionist prides itself on serving its employees. Company milestones are an achievement for every employee – from contract wins to celebrating milestone anniversaries in Punta Cana. The ESOP provides the financial stability to take over ownership when founders decide to retire instead of selling the company, one of many reasons why Visionist is not for sale.
Our core values
Visionist’s core values guide our decisions, communicate our goals, and most importantly, hold us accountable. (Hover or tap each core value for details)
Hire great people and trust them
Do meaningful, focused work
The details matter
Look out for the team
Operate with transparency
Meet our leadership
Chris' track record for success is rooted in building teams, empowering employees, and always looking for ways to make things better. On any given day, you'll find Chris meeting with Visionist's customers, recapping the last Ravens game with our team members, offering his input on a marketing plan, or reviewing finances with our finance team. As busy as his schedule sounds, you'll never be discouraged from walking into his office to share your thoughts, raise a concern, or ask for advice.
Chris started his career as a software developer, systems engineer, and project manager at the National Security Agency. He then joined TRW as a Program Manager, and eventually left to start a Maryland office for Impact Science & Technology (IST). In 2010, Chris joined his fellow founders to start Visionist with the goal of building a successful, self-sustaining company that can attract the best engineers/designers/analysts and compete with companies both big and small.
Brian is a visionary technologist who can solve hard problems in the most creative ways. He brings a unique combination of expertise in data science, analytics, signal processing, visualization, and software engineering to guide Visionist's engineering efforts and career development program. Brian has held key leadership roles on many of Visionist's most successful programs, and his ability to apply our team's expertise to new problem domains has brought recognition and notoriety in the healthcare and sports analytics fields. In 2010, Brian joined Chris Berry as a Visionist founder. His unwavering passion for data-driven solutions, employee engagement, and smart growth are critical to our ongoing success.
Visionist's employee owners overwhelmingly favor smart growth, strong relationships with industry partners, and pursuing work that is both rewarding and meaningful. Jim is our key to realizing those goals. He brings unparalleled hands-on experience building highly functioning teams, fostering open and honest communication, mentoring a new generation of business leaders, and continuously improving operations. Jim helps Visionist be great by always looking for ways to make it better. Jim joined Visionist in 2015 to serve as our lead for customer and industry engagement, business development, and proposal activities.
Our team enthusiastically supports the community that we live in, and Visionist does its part to support them. Our corporate philanthropy program has provided donations and engineering support to many worthy organizations selected by Visionist employees, including:
- Alzheimer's Association
- BARCS Animal Shelter
- Center for Reproductive Rights
- Chesapeake Bay Trust
- Gary Sinise Foundation
- LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service)
- Maryland Food Bank
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- National Volunteer Fire Council
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)
- Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland
- Samaritan's Purse International Relief
- St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
- The American Red Cross
- The Baltimore Station
- Wounded Warriors Family Relief
- Wounded Warrior Project