ABOUT SOUNDWAY

VISION

The vision: to create a company that cares; that's trusted by its clients and staff; that hones capabilities and increases relevant experience; that delivers value & helps its clients and staff succeed; that does the kind of work it knows it's good at and enjoys doing - with a technical focus on the front-end of the IT life cycle and certain mission-support services such as intelligence analysis and cybersecurity; a company that has an overall positive impact in all it does. 

 

MISSION

To provide information technology and mission support solutions and services that help our clients succeed, our staff excel, and to have a positive impact in all we do and who we do it for.

SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE DESIGNATIONS

SoundWay is certified by the Small Business Administration & the Veterans Administration as:

  • HUBZone SB - Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business (SBA Certified)

  • SDVOSB - Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (VA Certified)

  • WOSB / EDWOSB - Woman Owned Small Business & Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned
                                   Small Business (SBA-certification pending)

OUR LEADERSHIP

DIANE HAHN BELLEGARDE

PRESIDENT & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Diane brings more than 25 years of government service experience that spans the entire IT lifecycle -- as both a member of the US Army and as a government contractor -- supporting the DoD, IC, and Federal Government. Prior to SoundWay Diane was Vice President & COO at Worldwide Information Network Systems (WINS; now a ManTech subsidiary), and a Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. Her military assignments include the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and the US Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM) - now US Army Human Resources Command. Diane is a service-disabled veteran who served 11 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. She holds a Master's Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University and ESI, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Management Systems from Strayer University where she graduated Cum Laude. Diane is a lifetime Northern-Virginia Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association's (AFCEA NOVA) member and has supported and held various Committee positions including: Women in Northern-Virginia-AFCEA (WIN); Military & Government Transition Panel; and the Small Business Committee. She was a 2015 SmartCEO Magazine Brava Award winner.

PAUL BELLEGARDE

GENERAL COUNSEL & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Paul is a licensed lawyer (VA, MD and DC), law instructor, published author, Virginia State Bar official, and public speaker, with over 30 years of professional experience in the Mid-Atlantic Regional and Washington-Area markets. Prior to joining SoundWay, his experience included Law Partner at a large, local law firm, and as the Executive Vice President (EVP) and General Counsel for a large locally-based real estate services firm.  As EVP he was responsible for the company’s commercial real estate management and brokerage activities, as well as all legal operations; the company’s management and leasing portfolio comprised over 100 properties in the greater Washington metropolitan area with an aggregate property value of over $3 billion, and employed over 600 combined personnel at its company headquarters and in the field. Paul brings big-business fiscal and legal acumen and practice to SoundWay.  Paul earned his Juris Doctorate (JD) from The Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University; and he received his Bachelor's degree from Boston College.

Carter Schoenberg

VICE PRESIDENT & Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Carter is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) & Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Board (AB) Registered Provider (RP) with over 23 years of government, commercial, & law enforcement experience in cybersecurity, cyber threat intelligence, cyber law, criminal investigations, and risk management. Over the years Carter's worked for the DoD, DHS, Department of Education (DOE), Georgia Bar Association for Continuing Learning Education (CLE), and Smart Cities; many of his products still being actively used.  He is a frequent invited guest speaker at Government and industry events for his cybersecurity expertise,  including: WASHINGTON CYBER ROUNDTABLE NORTHER VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (NVTC), and SMART CITIES CYBERSECURITY SYMPOSIUM.  He's published and contributed to many published works on Cybersecurity, such as:  HOW TO IMPROVE CYBERSECURITY THROUGH ACQUISITION (White House). CYBER DATA BREACH LIABILITY INSURANCE: PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS & OUR NATION, and recently co-authored GUIDANCE FOR SMART CITIES & MUNICIPALITIES CYBER SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT (SCRM) published by National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). 

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WHAT'S IN A NAME

 

"How did SoundWay get its name? And, why a Seagull ?"

Good Question - and one I'm asked a lot and proud to answer. 

I'm from Rocky Point. A little town on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. And, I grew up on SoundWay Drive.

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I was blessed with loving, hard-working, parents, five siblings, THE BEACH right at the end of my block, and great neighbors who have become life-long friends and an extension of my family.

 

I grew up on the beach. We'd walk to the beach and spend the whole day on the beach; swimming, netting for baby fish, climbing the jetty, hanging out with friends, parties & bonfires on the beach.  Of course, seagulls - on the beach.

I first painted the SoundWay seagull in High School for an art class project.  I've been drawing it and doodling it ever since. 

When I decided to start a company, the decision was easy, the name would be SoundWay and the logo would be the Seagull. The name and the logo mean something, they pay homage to the people, to a place, and time that means the world to me and that played a big part in shaping who I am and so many fond memories. 

I strive every day to make SoundWay, and SoundWay Drive, proud.

Diane Bellegarde, President & CEO

I'm from Rocky Point. A little town on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. And, I grew up on SoundWay Drive.

​​

I was blessed with loving, hard-working, parents, five siblings, THE BEACH right at the end of my block, and great neighbors who have become life-long friends and an extension of my family.

 

I grew up on the beach. We'd walk to the beach and spend the whole day on the beach; swimming, netting for baby fish, climbing the jetty, hanging out with friends, parties & bonfires on the beach.  Of course, seagulls - on the beach.

I first painted the SoundWay seagull in High School for an art class project.  I've been drawing it and doodling it ever since. 

When I decided to start a company, the decision was easy, the name would be SoundWay and the logo would be the Seagull. The name and the logo mean something, they pay homage to the people, to a place, and time that means the world to me and that played a big part in shaping who I am and so many fond memories. 

I strive every day to make SoundWay, and SoundWay Drive, proud.

Diane Bellegarde, President & CEO

GIVING BACK

SoundWay is committed to having a positive impact in all we do
for our customer and within our communities. 

 

We encourage our staff to identify community & industry events, volunteer activities, and charitable donation opportunities for SoundWay's support and patronage.

 

Giving Back

 

 Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA)

Local Youth Softball (Virginia) Team Sponsor