Founder and CEO
Alison Banziger is CEO and Founder of xScion. Since 2002, she has led the growth and evolution of the company to become the most trusted technology solutions firm that business leaders turn to for Agile Transformation, Data Services, and Enterprise Automation. Alison leads with a true passion for quality and doing business the right way from the start. Whether it be overseeing a multi-million dollar client engagement, an operational challenge or managing and mentoring internal talent, her focus is always placed on inspiring others to think outside of the box so they can move the needle forward together. As a result, xScion has been named a Best Place to Work in Virginia for five straight years – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 – and supported some of the largest brands in the healthcare, financial service and non-profit sectors.
Prior to starting xScion, Alison served in various talent leadership roles for IT consulting companies and software solutions firms in the Washington, DC area. While Alison always had an entrepreneurial nature, it was her experience working for a forward-thinking DOT.com solutions technology firm in the late ’90s that inspired her to pursue something on her own. The things she learned daily from their leadership, her colleagues and truly vibrant company culture are what she aims to practice and exemplify at xScion. Even back in 1999, their formula for success appeared easy – only pursue business opportunities that are the most complex, challenging and use leading-edge technologies; hire the best problem solvers who 100% believe in your company vision; treat everyone as you want to be treated; recruit and empower brilliant leaders who know way more than you do; and always deliver exceptional value to your clients by aiming for a 100% on-time, on-budget and honest track record. The amazing professional and personal friendships formed during this four-year span remain unchanged, and it is her hope that the xScion team will look back one day and feel the same way about their time spent here.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University where she studied Business and Finance, and Sociology. She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member to the Richard J. Bolte School of Business for the Mount. Alison plays an active role on the Advisory Council with STEM for Her and is an avid supporter of their many programs that foster enthusiasm and empower girls and young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Alison is a member of the Women Presidents Educational Organization’s DC Chapter.