About Us

Tel.e.sis \ n, pl \

Progress that is intelligently planned and directed: the attainment of desired ends by the application of intelligent human effort to the means.

Mission: Customer Success!
To provide timely and affordable, leading edge solutions to software and systems requirements with a team of experienced and motivated professionals. Headquartered in McLean, VA, TELESIS has been delivering IT services and solutions to the Federal Government since 1998. TELESIS approach to service delivery is rooted in industry best practices and leverage CMMi L3, ISO 9001, ISO 20000, and ISO 27001 quality standards.

About Us

Don’t settle for a technology vendor. Choose a technology partner.


We make ethical decisions, take pride in our service delivery, and are respectful of everyone.

We thrive on INNOVATION…

Our professionals think outside the box, are tenacious, and help our customers and our teams succeed.

We are AGILE…

We leverage our robust infrastructure to deliver operational agility creatively and with flexibility.


We partner with our customers and employees, and build long lasting and strong relationships.



We are committed to our customers. We take ownership and are accountable.

Our History

We have a long and storied history of helping our clients succeed

Since our inception in 1998, we have built a team of committed technology experts to keep up with innovation.  Our professionals constantly strive for excellence. We bring the right talent to every project.  Our diversity allows us to deliver and build upon over strengths.




Twenty years ago, TELESIS was established to provide IT services to the US Federal Government, with the single goal to deliver the promise of our tag line: …“Where We Exceed Expectations”!



TELESIS won its 1st contract to support Department of Army for Y2K Testing. Recruited and hired the first FTE to support CBDCOM at Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG).

2000 - 2003


TELESIS received HUBZone and 8A certifications.  Won contracts to provide infrastructure support to Department of Army.   We started providing IT services in software development, database administration, records management and other IT disciplines to the Census Bureau, Food and Drug Administration and IRS.  Customer base expanded to support  Department of Education.

GSA awarded the IT Schedule 70 Prime Contract to TELESIS.

Number of employees grew  from 1 to 84 in a span of just 4 years.



Won new contracts to expand support for FDA, DoJ, DoD, DoE, DoEd, DHS, and DoC.

Setup a fully hosted Managed Services facility to serve multiple government agencies.

Won multiple Prime Contracts to deliver infrastructure support, records management. helpdesk, software development, field support and testing.

A HUGE growth Year! Number of employees grew to 275.

2006 - 2010


Begin intense focus on Quality to implement CMMI L2 across programs.

Earned multiple industry recognitions:

  • Washington Technology’s Fast 50 Small Business
  • Inc. 500
  • Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S.
  • Top 500 Small Businesses in MD
  • Top 50 Diversity Owned Businesses in MD
  • Top 50 Minority Owned Business in MD
  • Ranked amongst Technology500
  • SmartCEO Top Women Business Owners Achievement Award
  • Congressional Recognition for Outstanding and invaluable service to the community.


Expanded services in additional agencies: DOT, OPM, DHS, CPSC, NIH, NFSB, DoT, and DoI.



Established CyberSecurity  and   Agile Software Development practice

Intense focus on Talent Acquisition and Employee Retention.

Established a culture of learning: TELESIS University (TU)  for all employees to grow professionally.

Continued the focus on Quality Standards and maintained CMMI L2, CMMI L3, ISO 20000, ISO 9001, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 Certifications.

TELESIS Managed Services facility was certified and is maintained FISMA Ready to NIST 800-53 controls.

2018 - 2019


Won several Task Orders to support FCC, BEP, ANGRC, DoS, DoE, EIA, Army Mission Command, Air Force, and numerous Task Orders to significantly expand our support to USSOCOM.

In 2018, TELESIS celebrated its 20th anniversary and two decades of success in serving our customers

In 2019, TELESIS employee count crossed 500 with employees in over 40 CONUS and 3 OCONUS locations

In December 2019, TELESIS acquired IES Corporation and strengthened our position as a leader in delivering advanced engineering solutions to our customers and established the Division of Advanced Engineering Programs.

Maintained our quality certifications for ISO 20000; ISO27001; ISO9001

Successfully appraised CMMI L3 for Development and Services

Successfully migrated to CostPoint

DCAA and DCMA Audited and Approved

Now offering OpenFISMA+ and the CSF Dashboard for Cybersecurity Governance.



Continue investing in OpenFISMA+ and CSF Dashboard

Intensified focus on Talent Acquisition and Employee Retention

Customer satisfaction remains top priority for every contract

Maintain FISMA Ready posture for TELESIS Managed Services facility to NIST 800-53 controls

Robust back-office teams expanded to support our employees and customers

545 Employees in over 45 locations providing support to our customers in CONUS and OCONUS locations.

Our Leadership

Success Starts Here

Meet the world-class professional leadership team of TELESIS that shares a deep passion for customer success.

Wayne Lucernoni


Dave Jefferson

Chief Strategy Officer

Rick Simis

Chief Operating Officer

Bruce Thoms

Vice President, Special Operations Programs

Sonia Dua

Vice President of Managed Services

Devanand Prasad

Vice President, Advanced Engineering Programs

Jill Waltersdorff-Rich

Executive Director, Human Resources

Tamra King

Director, Special Operations

Darryl Bowles

Director of National Security Programs

Douglas O

Director of Technology

Monisha Mandal

Director of Quality Standards

Stephanie Taylor

Director of Contracts and Pricing

Earl (Dean) Stuller

Director of Solutions Architecture

Our Partners

TELESIS Partners are critical to our and our customer’s successes. They share our vision and focus. We collaborate to drive innovation and deliver mission success.

Join Our Team

Start Your Career With Us

At TELESIS, we value the diversity of our employees and the broad scope of each Individual’s talents. We honor our commitment to treating everyone with fairness and respect and offer unique career development oportunities allowing for personal and professional growth.

Our Certifications Include: